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UFC 6: Clash of the Titans, commonly referred to as simply UFC 6, was the sixth mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 14, 1995, at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video, both VHS and, eventually, DVD.

HistoryEdit

UFC 6 featured the crowning of the first non-tournament UFC Champion, an eight-man tournament, and two alternate fights which were not shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast. The tournament had no weight classes, or weight limits. Each match had no rounds; therefore no judges were used for the night. A twenty minute time limit was imposed for the quarterfinal and semi-final round matches in the tournament. The finals of the tournament and the Superfight had a thirty minute time limit and, if necessary, a five minute overtime.

UFC 6 event poster

Original event poster for UFC 6

This event continued the Superfight format from UFC 5 to determine the reigning UFC champion for tournament winners to face. Ken Shamrock remained in the defending spot and his opponent was UFC 5 champion Dan Severn in a championship match dubbed as "The Clash of the Titans".

UFC 6 DVD cover

Original SEG DVD artwork for UFC 6

The referee for the night was John McCarthy, who had the power to restart the fight from a standing position if the fighters were stalemate and no progress was being made by either one. Michael Buffer served as the guest ring announcer for the night.

ResultsEdit

Alternate boutsEdit

Sutton wins by submission due to strikes at 2:01.
Macias wins by submission due to strikes at 3:06.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Abbott wins by KO at 0:18 and then mocks a prone Matua who was unconscious.
Varelans wins by KO (elbow to the head) at 1:04.
Smith wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:08. Smith withdrew from the tournament, complaining of stomach cramps.
Taktarov wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:57.

SemifinalsEdit

Abbott wins by TKO due to strikes at 1:53.
Taktarov wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:12. Macias replaced Patrick Smith, who could not continue due to injury. It is widely believed that this fight was fixed as Macias ran into a guillotine and tapped before he hit the canvas. For the rest of the fight chants of "fake" could be heard by the crowd.

SuperfightEdit

Shamrock wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:14 to become the first UFC Superfight Champion.

FinalsEdit

Taktarov wins the UFC 6 Tournament by submission (rear naked choke) at 17:47.

Tournament BracketEdit

Oleg Taktarov UFC 6 champ

Oleg Taktarov, holding his UFC 6 championship belt

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
   United States flag Tank Abbott W  
 United States flag John Matua L  
   United States flag Tank Abbott W  
   United States flag Paul Varelans L  
 United States flag Paul Varelans W
   United States flag Cal Worsham L  
     United States flag Tank Abbott L
   Russia flag Oleg Taktarov C
   United States flag Patrick Smith W  
 United States flag Rudyard Moncayo L  
   United States flag Anthony Macias[1] L
   Russia flag Oleg Taktarov W  
 Russia flag Oleg Taktarov W
   Canada flag Dave Beneteau L  

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Patrick Smith was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was replaced by Anthony Macias.

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