UFC® 1: Gracie vs. Gordeau

April 29, 2009

Matchup: Royce Gracie (2-0-0) vs. Gerard Gordeau (2-0-0)

Date: November 12, 1993

Location: Denver, Colorado

Recap: No one expected much from a skinny Brazilian named Royce Gracie when he entered the first Ultimate Fighting Championship. But with a style of jiu-jitsu rarely seen in the United States, Gracie walked through his competition in November 1993, beating veteran competitor Gerard Gordeau, in the finals of the tournament.

Outcome: Gracie by submission at 1:45, Round 1

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