The poster for UFC 7.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 8, 1995|
|City||Buffalo, New York|
UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 8, 1995, at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.
UFC 7 featured an eight-man tournament, a UFC Superfight Championship match between reigning UFC champion Ken Shamrock and UFC 6 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov, and three alternate fights, which were not shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast. The tournament had no weight classes, or weight limits. Each match had no rounds, but a 20-minute time limit was imposed for the quarterfinal and semi-final round matches in the tournament. The finals of the tournament and the Superfight had a 30-minute time limit and, if necessary, a five-minute overtime.
Consistent with early UFC events, the time limit was not followed as the Superfight only featured a three-minute overtime, perhaps due to pay-per-view time constraints. Regardless of this, the show ran over its three-hour pay-per-view slot, cutting off some viewers from seeing the final match. The referee for the main card was 'Big' John McCarthy. Michael Buffer served as the guest ring announcer for the night.
This was the first UFC event to be held in the state of New York. After the event, mixed martial arts were illegal in New York, which prohibited UFC or any other promotion from holding any further MMA events in the state; it would take two decades, and significant lobbying, to pass legislation allowing the sport. UFC would not hold another event in the state until UFC 205 in New York City 21 years later; the promotion later returned to Buffalo with UFC 210 in April 2017.
|N/A||Ken Shamrock (c)||vs.||Oleg Taktarov||Draw||33:00||[a]|
|N/A||Marco Ruas||def.||Paul Varelans||TKO (strikes)||13:17|
|N/A||Paul Varelans||def.||Mark Hall||Submission (keylock)||1:04|
|N/A||Marco Ruas||def.||Remco Pardoel||Submission (position)||12:27|
|N/A||Paul Varelans||def.||Gerry Harris||Submission (elbows)||1:07|
|N/A||Mark Hall||def.||Harold Howard||Submission (strikes)||1:41|
|N/A||Remco Pardoel||def.||Ryan Parker||Submission (lapel choke)||3:05|
|N/A||Marco Ruas||def.||Larry Cureton||Submission (heel hook)||3:23|
|N/A||Joel Sutton||def.||Geza Kalman||TKO (cut)||0:48|
|N/A||Onassis Parungao||def.||Francesco Maturi||Submission (strikes)||5:26|
|N/A||Scott Bessac||def.||David Hood||Submission (guillotine choke)||0:31|
- Shamrock and Taktarov fought to a draw after 33:00 because there were no judges. Shamrock retains the UFC Superfight Championship.
UFC 7 bracket
|Paul Varelans (Wrestling)||SUB|
|Gerry Harris (Kyokushin Karate)||1:07|
|Mark Hall (Jujutsu)||SUB|
|Harold Howard (Gōjū-ryū Karate)||1:41|
|Remco Pardoel (Jujutsu)||SUB|
|Ryan Parker (Shotokan Karate)||3:05|
|Marco Ruas (Luta Livre)||SUB|
|Larry Cureton (Kickboxing)||3:23|
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