A battle of one hit wonders, Scott Morris and Sean Daugherty answered the UFC’s call to test themselves inside the ultimate proving grounds as the 18 year old Daugherty’s taekwondo took on Morris and his “ninja” skills.
By far the longest bout in UFC history at the time, Wing-Chun Kung Fu fighter David Levicki battled kickboxer Johnny Rhodes for an unprecedented 12+ minutes. Also, memorable for its unusual need for referee “Big” John McCarthy’s hands-on interference.
In a war of gi wearers, Dutch judoka Remco “Grizzly” Pardoel clad in white collided with Silat stylist Alberta Cerra Leon clad in black. A grueling 10 minute long bout, which marked both of their Octagon debuts.
Fresh off being crowned champion of UFC 1, Gracie jiu-jitsu blackbelt Royce Gracie entered the second tournament against famed Japanese karate blackbelt Minoki Ichihara. A clash of cultures as a new school star took on an old school martial artist.
In the first quarter-finals bout of UFC 2, riding high on their Octagon victories earlier in the evening, which were both via guillotine choke kickboxer Patrick Smith targeted ninjutsu master Scott Morris.
After suffering an injury in his winning/only UFC performance, Frank Hamaker was replaced by mustachioed karate fighter Fred Ettish. On incredibly short notice, Ettish took to the Octagon to take on quarterfinalist kickboxer Johnny Rhodes.
Dutch judo player Remco Pardoel entered the Octagon to prove Muay Thai wasn’t the only martial art in Holland and who best to test himself against than vicious Thai striker Orlando Wiet. The result is one of the most devastating finishes in UFC history.