UFC 10: The Tournament was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship 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.


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 was originally supposed to air this event from the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

UFC 10 Classic DVD cover

DVD cover for the Zuffa release of UFC 10, under their "Classics" collection

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.

Results Edit

Alternate bouts Edit

Adkins wins by unanimous decision at 15:00.
Kalman wins by TKO (strikes) at 5:56.

Quarterfinals Edit

Frye wins by submission (strikes) at 10:23.
Johnston wins by TKO (strikes) at 2:25.
Coleman wins by TKO (strikes) at 2:43.
Goodridge wins by KO at 1:27.

Semifinals Edit

Frye wins by submission (strikes) at 4:37.
Coleman wins by submission (fatigue) at 7:00.

Finals Edit

Coleman wins by TKO (strikes) at 11:30 to win the UFC 10 Tournament.

UFC 10 bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
   United States flag Don Frye W  
 United States flag Mark Hall L  
   United States flag Don Frye W  
   United States flag Brian Johnston L  
 United States flag Brian Johnston W
   United States flag Scott Fiedler L  
     United States flag Don Frye L
   United States flag Mark Coleman C
   United States flag Mark Coleman W  
 Israel flag Moti Horenstein L  
   United States flag Mark Coleman W
   Canada flag Gary Goodridge L  
 Canada flagGary Goodridge W
   United States flag John Campetella L  

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