UFC 4

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UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
A poster or logo for UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 16, 1994
Venue Expo Square Pavilion
City Tulsa, Oklahoma
Attendance 5,857
Buyrate 120,000
Event chronology
UFC 3: The American Dream UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors UFC 5: The Return of the Beast

UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 16, 1994, at the Expo Center Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event was seen live on pay-per-view, and later released on home video. [1][2]

History[edit]

UFC 4 used an eight-man tournament format, with the winner receiving $64,000. The event also featured three alternate fights. All seven tournament fights were shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast, as well as the Jason Fairn vs. Guy Mezger alternate fight.

The tournament had no weight classes or weight limits. Each match had no time limit or rounds, therefore no judges were used for the night. The referee for the night was "Big" John McCarthy. Royce Gracie won the event by defeating Dan Severn with a triangle choke. The card also featured the notorious fight between Keith Hackney and Joe Son; Hackney won via submission after landing a series of unanswered strikes to the groin of Joe Son.

Play-by-play announcer Bruce Beck and color commentator Jeff Blatnick were paired together for the first time on the pay-per-view and became the regular commentary team on UFC broadcasts up to and including UFC 15. They were joined by regular contributor Jim Brown.

Results[edit]

Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Royce Gracie def. Dan Severn Submission (triangle choke) 15:49
Semifinals
Royce Gracie def. Keith Hackney Submission (armlock) 5:32
Dan Severn def. Marcus Bossett Submission (rear-naked choke) 0:52 [a]
Quarterfinals
Royce Gracie def. Ron van Clief Submission (rear naked choke) 3:59
Keith Hackney def. Joe Son Submission (choke) 2:44
Steve Jennum def. Melton Bowen Submission (armbar) 4:47
Dan Severn def. Anthony Macias Submission (rear-naked choke) 1:45
Alternate bouts
Joe Charles def. Kevin Rosier Submission (armbar) 0:14
Marcus Bossett def. Eldo Dias Xavier KO 4:55
Guy Mezger def. Jason Fairn TKO (corner stoppage) 2:13
  1. ^ Steve Jennum was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was replaced by Marcus Bossett.


UFC 4 bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Royce Gracie SUB
Ron van Clief 3:59
Royce Gracie SUB
Keith Hackney 5:32
Keith Hackney SUB
Joe Son 2:44
Royce Gracie SUB
Dan Severn 15:49
Steve Jennum SUB
Melton Bowen 4:47
Marcus Bossett1 0:52
Dan Severn SUB
Dan Severn SUB
Anthony Macias 1:45

1Steve Jennum was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was replaced by Marcus Bossett.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MMA - Man Cave Flashback: UFC 4 - Revenge of the Warriors". 411mania.com. 1994-12-16. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ "UFC 4 Review: Royce Gracie's Revenge and Dan Severn's Debut". Bleacher Report. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 

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