UFC Turns 25 Years Old

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event from McNichols Sports Arena, featuring Royce Gracie running the table and putting not only Gracie jiu-jitsu, but the idea of Mixed Martial Arts into the public consciousness.

For a deeper look at the birth of the MMA brand leader, listen to the ESPN 30-for-30 podcast done in 2017- No Rules: The Birth of the UFC

Also a visual breakdown of the first UFC event and some of the fall out of the first event below or watch it via UFC Fight Pass

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