UFC 10: The Tournament was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on July 12, 1996, at the Fairgrounds Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video. A fictional UFC 10, staged at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, is featured during one scene in the film Virtuosity, including an appearance from fighter Ken Shamrock.
|UFC 10: The Tournament|
The poster for UFC 10: The Tournament.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||July 12, 1996|
UFC 10 marked the UFC's return to the tournament format (which was removed in favor of single bouts at UFC 9). 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.
UFC 10 featured the first appearance of Mark Coleman, who beat fan favorite Don Frye to win the tournament. It was also the first time that Bruce Buffer announced the fights inside the Octagon, replacing Rich Goins. (Bruce's brother Michael Buffer had announced at UFC 6 and UFC 7.) However, Rich Goins came back for UFC 8 and UFC 11.
|N/A||Mark Coleman||def.||Don Frye||TKO (punches)||11:34|
|N/A||Don Frye||def.||Brian Johnston||Submission (elbow)||4:37|
|N/A||Mark Coleman||def.||Gary Goodridge||Submission (exhaustion)||7:00|
|N/A||Don Frye||def.||Mark Hall||TKO (punches)||10:21|
|N/A||Brian Johnston||def.||Scott Fiedler||Submission (punches)||2:25|
|N/A||Mark Coleman||def.||Moti Horenstein||Submission (punches)||2:43|
|N/A||Gary Goodridge||def.||John Campetella||KO (punches)||1:28|
|N/A||Geza Kalman||def.||Dieuseul Berto||TKO (punches)||5:57|
|N/A||Sam Adkins||def.||Felix Mitchell||Unanimous decision|
UFC 10 bracketEdit