|UFC 11: The Proving Ground|
The poster for UFC 11: The Proving Ground.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 20, 1996|
|Venue||Augusta Civic Center|
UFC 11: The Proving Ground was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 20, 1996, at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on home video.
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.
Due to multiple injuries and fatigue, no alternates were able to continue after their semifinal matches.
Roberto Traven had a broken hand after his alternate match and the championship was won by forfeit.
Rich Goins returned as the ring announcer.
The event, with only a buyrate of 92,000, was one of the least purchased UFC events.
This was the first and only UFC tournament to end by default.
|N/A||Mark Coleman||def.||Scott Ferrozzo||Walkover (injury)||[a]|
|N/A||Mark Coleman||def.||Brian Johnston||Submission (strikes)||2:20|
|N/A||Scott Ferrozzo||def.||Tank Abbott||Unanimous decision||18:00||[b]|
|N/A||Mark Coleman||def.||Julian Sanchez||Submission (scarf hold choke)||0:45|
|N/A||Brian Johnston||def.||Reza Nasri||TKO (strikes)||0:28|
|N/A||Tank Abbott||def.||Sam Adkins||Submission (forearm choke)||2:06|
|N/A||Jerry Bohlander||def.||Fabio Gurgel||Unanimous decision||15:00|
|N/A||Scott Ferrozzo||def.||Sam Fulton||Submission (strikes)||1:45|
|N/A||Roberto Traven||def.||Dave Berry||Submission (strikes)||1:23||[c]|
- With Scott Ferrozzo injured, and all alternates injured or unable to continue, Mark Coleman wins the UFC 11 Tournament by default.
- Ferrozzo replaced Bohlander, who was unable to continue in the tournament. Due to fatigue and a cut above his eye, Ferrozzo was unable to continue in the tournament.
- Traven was injured, and unable to continue as an alternate for the tournament.
UFC 11 bracket
|Mark Coleman 2||W/O|
|Scott Ferrozzo 1||DEC|
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