jeudi 1 novembre 2012

UFC 1 The Tale Of The Tape

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 
UFC 1
As you may know, I've got a passion for The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the first edition. When the UFC was cool and pleasant to watch. When fighters were original and uniques unlike today 's tight shorts wearing clones.  When the UFC was a one-night tournament were the champion got to fight three opponents the same night to earn his supreme title.  That's the only way a champion should earn his crown.  Not two hand-picked "champions" fighting each other. No stupidity like interim champion.  It was the good old time, no fuckin' rules!  No silly weight classes, no fuckin' rounds, no judges decisions!!  Just eight warriors going at it and giving it all in The Octagon!!  It was the real deal! It was the film Bloodsport becoming reality!!  It was the video game Street Fighter coming true!!!  It was a dream come true!  A fantasy becoming reality... Til a no good piece of %#!* a**hole senator decided to scrap it all!!!

No matter what you say about the early UFC and his brave combatants.  I don't care!  Fuck the haters!!  Yes, I'm fascinated by the original Ultimate Fighting Championship and I deeply admire the eight warriors, those eight pionners who put their bodies on the line to be a part of that historical moment.  And since I'm always been interested in fighters 's stats and bios. Here are my way to pay tribute to the original Ultimate Fighting Championship and the eight martial artists who were the very first, to enter the Octagon.  I give you the complete measurements stats of the eight fighters who make history.  All stats and measurements were taken prior to November 12, 1993.  Moments before UFC 1: The Beginning.

McNichols Sports Arena
Denver, Colorado
November 12, 1993

TALE OF THE TAPE


SAVATE
GERARD GORDEAU
Home: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gerard Gordeau
Age: 35
Height: 6'5.5"
Weight: 216 lbs
Neck: 17.5"
Chest (N): 42"
Chest (E): 45"
Biceps: 15.5"
Forearm: 13.5"
Wrist: 7.5"
Fist: 12"
Waist: 34"
Thigh: 24"
Calf: 16"
Ankle: 10"
Reach: 78"

1992 World Champion Boxe Francaise Savate
1989-1991 European Champion Boxe Francaise Savate
1978-1985 Dutch Champion Karate



SUMO
TEILA TULI
Home: Honolulu, Hawaii
Nickname: "Mr. T"

Teila Tuli
Age: 24
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 410 lbs
Neck: 22.5"
Chest (N): 59"
Chest (E): 65"
Biceps: 23.5"
Forearm: 16"
Wrist: 10"
Fist: 13.5"
Waist: 59"
Thigh: 32"
Calf: 22.5"
Ankle: 12.5"
Reach: 76"

Sumo Wrestler - 2.5 years Japanese Professional Sumo Association Mokushita Class

5 years amateur Sumo



KICKBOXING
KEVIN ROSIER
Home: Buffalo, New York

Kevin Rosier
Age: 31
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 265 lbs
Neck: 21"
Chest (N): 52"
Chest (E): 54"
Biceps: 19"
Forearm: 13.5"
Wrist: 8"
Fist: 13"
Waist: 40"
Thigh: 28"
Calf: 19"
Ankle: 11"
Reach: 81.5"

ISKA North American Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
3 time WKA World Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
1990 World Karate Association World Super Heavyweight Champion
1989 All Japan World Karate Champion
1987 United States Kung-Fu Karate National No-Rules Tournament Champion

Professional Record: 66-8  66 KO's



KARATE
ZANE FRAZIER
Home: North Hollywood, California

Zane Frazier
Age: 30
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 230 lbs
Neck: 17.5"
Chest (N): 46"
Chest (E): 47"
Biceps: 19"
Forearm: 12"
Wrist: 8.5"
Fist: 12"
Waist: 32"
Thigh: 26"
Calf: 16"
Ankle: 12"
Reach: 75"

WKF Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
4th Degree Black Belt American Kenpo Karate
4 time International Karate Champion



JIU-JITSU
ROYCE GRACIE
Home: Torrance, California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Royce Gracie
Age: 26
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 178 lbs
Neck: 16.5"
Chest (N): 37"
Chest (E): 39"
Biceps: 13"
Forearm: 11"
Wrist: 7.5"
Fist: 11.5"
Waist: 32"
Thigh: 22"
Calf: 14.5"
Ankle: 9.5"
Reach: 78"

Federacao de Jiu-Jitsu do Rio de Janeiro World Light Heavyweight
Champion
4th Degree Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu

Amateur Record: 51-1



BOXING
ARTHUR JIMMERSON
Home: St Louis, Missouri
Nickname: "King Arthur"

Art Jimmerson
Age: 29
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195 lbs
Neck: 17"
Chest (N): 40"
Chest (E): 44"
Biceps: 14.5"
Forearm: 12"
Wrist: 8"
Fist: 11.5"
Waist: 34"
Thigh: 22"
Calf: 15"
Ankle: 9.5"
Reach: 74"

IBF North American Cruiserweight Boxing Champion
WBC #10 Ranked Cruiserweight Boxer
1983 National Golden Gloves Boxing Champion (Middleweight)
3 time St Louis Golden Gloves Boxing Champion (Middleweight)

Amateur Record: 125-14
Professional Record: 29-5  20 KO's



SHOOTFIGHTING
KEN WAYNE SHAMROCK
Home: Lockeford, California

Ken Shamrock
Age: 29
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215 lbs
Neck: 17.5"
Chest (N): 47.5"
Chest (E): 50"
Biceps: 17.5"
Forearm: 13.5"
Wrist: 7.5"
Fist: 12"
Waist: 32.5"
Thigh: 25"
Calf: 16"
Ankle: 9"
Reach: 73"

Japan Pancrase Association #1 Submission Fighter (Shootfighting)
1986 Toughman Champion, Redding, California
1990 Toughman Champion, Stateville, North Carolina
1990 Toughman Champion, Hickary, North Carolina

Professional Shootfighting Record: 24-3-2



TAE KWON DO
PATRICK SMITH
Home: Denver, Colorado

Pat Smith
Age: 29
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 217 lbs
Neck: 17.5"
Chest (N): 43.5"
Chest (E): 46"
Biceps: 14.5"
Forearm: 14.5"
Wrist: 7.5"
Fist: 12"
Waist: 36"
Thigh: 26"
Calf: 16"
Ankle: 9.5"
Reach: 75"


WKC #7 Ranked Super Heavyweight Kickboxer
3rd Degree Black Belt Robotae
1st Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
1993 Sayaki Challenge Heavyweight Champion
1993 Kyuk Too Ki Heavyweight Champion

Amateur Kickboxing Record: 250-0, 240 KO's
Professional Kickboxing Record: 15-0, 13 KO's
Professional Boxing Record: 1-2, 1 KO's




The average UFC 1 fighter stats: 29 years old, 6'2.5", 241 lbs, neck: 18.5", chest (N): 46", chest (E): 49", biceps: 17", forearm: 13.5", wrist: 8", fist: 12", waist: 37.5", thigh: 25.5", calf: 17", ankle: 10.5", reach: 76.5"



Source: The Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC 1 program






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