UFC 11

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UFC 11: The Proving Ground
The poster for UFC 11: The Proving Ground.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 20, 1996
VenueAugusta Civic Center
CityAugusta, Georgia
Event chronology
UFC 10: The Tournament UFC 11: The Proving Ground Ultimate Ultimate 1996

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.

Due to Mark Coleman winning by default, and the vast amount of short matches, the PPV has been called "Incomplete" and "disorganised" by viewers.[1]

Igor Vovchanchyn was invited to fight at UFC 11, but could not participate due to visa issues as well as dissatisfaction with the offer.[2][3]


Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Alternate bouts
N/A Scott Ferrozzo def. Sam Fulton Submission (strikes) 1:45
N/A Roberto Traven def. Dave Berry Submission (strikes) 1:23 [c]
  1. ^ With Scott Ferrozzo injured, and all alternates injured or unable to continue, Mark Coleman wins the UFC 11 Tournament by default.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Traven was injured, and unable to continue as an alternate for the tournament.

UFC 11 bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Mark Coleman SUB
Julian Sanchez 0:45
Mark Coleman SUB
Brian Johnston 2:20
Brian Johnston TKO
Reza Nasri 0:28
Mark Coleman 2 W/O
Scott Ferrozzo N/A
Tank Abbott SUB
Sam Adkins 2:06
Tank Abbott 18:00
Scott Ferrozzo 1 DEC
Jerry Bohlander DEC
Fabio Gurgel 15:00

1Jerry Bohlander withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Scott Ferrozzo.
2 Scott Ferrozzo was unable to continue due to exhaustion, making Mark Coleman winner by walkover.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://411mania.com/mma/the-history-of-the-ufc-ufc-xi-the-proving-ground/
  2. ^ "Igor Vovchanchyn". tapology.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ "M-1 Exclusive: Igor Vovchanchyn Interview Part II". m1global.tv. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

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