1997
1997 in the UFC.
UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan
UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan from December 21, 1997. The Octagon did it up big for its first trip to the “Land of the Rising Sun”! Ultimate Japan 1 hosted a 4 man heavyweight tournament, the first ever UFC middleweight championship bout, a UFC heavyweight championship bout, and a superfight.
UFC 15: Collision Course
UFC 15: Collision Course from October 17, 1997. Maurice Smith looks to defend his heavyweight title versus Tank Abbott, Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort square off in a superfight showdown, and Mark Kerr looks to conquer his second consecutive heavyweight tournament.
UFC 12: Judgement Day
UFC 12: Judgement Day from February 7, 1997. For the first time ever, the UFC divided fighters into weight classes. UFC 12 featured a heavyweight (200lb and over) and lightweight (199lb and under) tournament alond with a superfight between Mark Coleman and Dan Severn.
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