UFC 10

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UFC 10: The Tournament
A poster or logo for UFC 10: The Tournament.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date July 12, 1996
Venue Fairgrounds Arena
City Birmingham, Alabama
Attendance 4,300
Buyrate 96,000
Event chronology
UFC 9: Motor City Madness UFC 10: The Tournament UFC 11: The Proving Ground

UFC 10: The Tournament was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on July 12, 1996, at the Fairgrounds Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video. A fictional UFC 10, staged at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, is featured during one scene in the film Virtuosity, including an appearance from fighter Ken Shamrock.


UFC 10 marked the UFC's return to the tournament format (which was removed in favor of single bouts at UFC 9). The card featured an eight man tournament, as well as two alternate bouts in case of an injury, and to fill time for the pay-per-view broadcast.

UFC was originally supposed to air this event from the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

UFC 10 featured the first appearance of Mark Coleman, who beat fan favorite Don Frye to win the tournament. It was also the first time that Bruce Buffer announced the fights inside the Octagon, replacing Rich Goins. (Bruce's brother Michael Buffer had announced at UFC 6 and 7.[1]) However, Rich Goins came back for UFC 8 & 11.


Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Mark Coleman def. Don Frye TKO (punches) 11:34
Don Frye def. Brian Johnston Submission (elbow) 4:37
Mark Coleman def. Gary Goodridge Submission (exhaustion) 7:00
Don Frye def. Mark Hall TKO (punches) 10:21
Brian Johnston def. Scott Fiedler Submission (punches) 2:25
Mark Coleman def. Moti Horenstein Submission (punches) 2:43
Gary Goodridge def. John Campetella KO (punches) 1:28
Alternate bouts
Geza Kalman def. Dieuseul Berto TKO (punches) 5:57
Sam Adkins def. Felix Mitchell Unanimous decision

UFC 10 bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Don Frye TKO
Mark Hall 10:21
Don Frye SUB
Brian Johnston 4:37
Brian Johnston TKO
Scott Fiedler 2:25
Don Frye 11:34
Mark Coleman TKO
Mark Coleman SUB
Moti Horenstein 2:43
Mark Coleman SUB
Gary Goodridge 7:00
Gary Goodridge KO
John Campetella 1:28

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McEwen, Matt (May 14, 2007). "The History of the UFC: UFC 7 - The Brawl in Buffalo". MMA Universe. 

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