UFC Hall of Fame

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UFC Hall of Fame
UFC Logo.png
Established November 21, 2003
Founder Ultimate Fighting Championship
Inductees 13 pioneers
3 modern-era
3 contributors
3 Fights
(22 total inductees)
(3 double inductees)

The UFC Hall of Fame is a hall of fame which honors mixed martial artist and personalities, established and maintained by the U.S.-based mixed martial arts promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship. They recognize accomplishments from Pride Fighting Championships, World Extreme Cagefighting and Strikeforce.

It was officially established in Las Vegas on November 21, 2003 at UFC 45 with the inaugural inductees being UFC Originals Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock.[1]

Inductees[edit]

Pioneer wing[edit]

Name Date of Induction
(event)
UFC recognized accolades
RoyceGracie.png Royce Gracie November 21, 2003 (UFC 45) UFC 1 Tournament Winner, UFC 2 Tournament Winner and UFC 4 Tournament Winner.
Ken Shamrock marines 2005 crop.jpg Ken Shamrock November 21, 2003 (UFC 45) One-time UFC Superfight Champion, two UFC Superfight Championship defenses, UFC 3 Tournament Finalist, one-time Pancrase Openweight Champion, one Pancrase Openweight Championship defense and King of Pancrase Tournament Winner.
Dan Severn 52.jpg Dan Severn April 16, 2005 (UFC 52) One-time UFC Superfight Champion, UFC 5 Tournament Winner and Ultimate Ultimate 1995 Tournament Winner.
Randy Couture by Gage Skidmore.jpg Randy Couture June 24, 2006 (The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale) Three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, three UFC Heavyweight Championship defenses, two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, one-time Interim UFC Light Heavyweight champion and UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Champion.
MarkColeman.png Mark Coleman March 1, 2008 (UFC 82) One-time UFC Heavyweight Champion (first Heavyweight Champion in UFC history), UFC 10 Tournament Champion, UFC 11 Tournament Champion and Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals Tournament Champion.
Chuck Liddell cropped.jpg Chuck Liddell July 11, 2009 (UFC 100) One-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and four UFC Light Heavyweight Championship defenses.
Matt Hughes.png Matt Hughes May 29, 2010 (UFC 114) Two-time UFC Welterweight Champion and seven UFC Welterweight Championship defenses.
Tito Ortiz - November 2014 (cropped).jpg Tito Ortiz July 7, 2012 (UFC 148) One-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and five UFC Light Heavyweight Championship defenses.
PatMiletich.png Pat Miletich July 5, 2014 (UFC 175) One-time UFC Welterweight Champion (first Welterweight Champion in UFC history), four UFC Welterweight Championship defenses and UFC 16 Welterweight Tournament Winner.
Bas Rutten.jpg Bas Rutten July 11, 2015 (UFC 189) One-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, one-time Pancrase Openweight Champion, and two Pancrase Openweight Championship defenses.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira "Minotauro" Paris - 2004.JPG Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira July 10, 2016 (UFC Fan Expo) One-time Pride Heavyweight Champion, one-time Interim Pride Heavyweight Champion and one-time Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Don Frye July 10, 2016 (UFC Fan Expo) UFC 8 Tournament Winner, UFC 10 Tournament Finalist and UFC Ultimate Ultimate 1996 Tournament Winner.
Maurice Smith July 6, 2017 (UFC Fan Expo) One-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, one UFC Heavyweight Championship defense, one-time Extreme Fighting Heavyweight Championship and one Extreme Fighting Heavyweight Championship defense.

Modern-era wing[edit]

Name Date of Induction
(event)
UFC recognized accolades
Forrest Griffin - UFC 100 Fan Expo - Mandalay Bay Casino, Las Vegas.jpg Forrest Griffin July 6, 2013 (UFC 162) One-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and The Ultimate Fighter 1: Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner.
US Army 51883 Ultimate Fighting Champion motivates wounded warriors cropped.jpg B.J. Penn July 11, 2015 (UFC 189) One-time UFC Welterweight Champion, one-time UFC Lightweight Champion and three UFC Lightweight Championship defenses.
Urijah Faber 24 July 2009.jpg Urijah Faber July 6, 2017 (UFC Fan Expo) One-time WEC Featherweight Champion and five WEC Featherweight Championship defenses.

Contributors[edit]

Name Date of Induction
(event)
Contributions
TPAR2009.jpg Charles Lewis Jr.
(Mask)
July 11, 2009 (UFC 100) Founded the first major mixed martial arts clothing line Tapout.
Jeff Blatnick July 11, 2015 (UFC 189) Served as a commentator, He also served as the UFC commissioner and was instrumental in helping the UFC get regulated by the athletic commissions.
Bob Meyrowitz July 10, 2016 (UFC Fan Expo) Is the co-creator of the UFC, he was the owner until it was sold to Zuffa.
Joe Silva[2] 2017 UFC matchmaker.

Fights[edit]

Event Fight Date of Induction
(event)
Notes
TUF 1 Finale Poster - Fitness Philippines.jpg Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar July 6, 2013 (UFC 62) Widely regarded as the greatest fight in UFC history. Also marked a turning point for the UFC in which popularity that was once lost started to return and finally marked MMA as a legitimate sport.
UFC52.jpg Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg II July 11, 2015 (UFC 52) For the UFC Welterweight Championship
Ufc17.jpg Mark Coleman vs. Pete Williams July 10, 2016 (UFC Fan Expo) Infamous kick heard around the world.

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