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UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo, commonly referred to as simply UFC 7, was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 8, 1995, at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. 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 7 featured an eight-man tournament, a Superfight Championship match between reigning UFC Superfight Champion Ken Shamrock and UFC 6 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov, and three 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, but 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.

Consistent with early UFC events, the time limit was not followed as the Superfight only featured a three minute overtime, perhaps due to pay-per-view time constraints. Regardless of this, the show ran over its three hour pay-per-view slot, cutting off viewers from seeing the final match. The referee for the night was John McCarthy. Michael Buffer served as the guest ring announcer for the night.

Marco Ruas won the tournament by defeating Paul Varelans.

ResultsEdit

Alternate boutsEdit

Parungao wins by submission due to strikes at 5:26.
Bessac wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:31.
Sutton wins by TKO (match was stopped due to Kalman sustaining deep laceration) at 0:48.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Varelans wins by submission due to strikes at 1:15.
Hall wins by submission due to strikes at 1:41.
Pardoel wins by submission (forearm choke) at 3:05.
Ruas wins by submission (heel hook) at 3:23.

SemifinalsEdit

Ruas wins by submission (position) at 12:27.
Varelans wins by submission (keylock) at 1:01.

SuperfightEdit

The bout was ruled a draw after 33:00 because there were no judges, despite a one sided performance by Shamrock. Shamrock retains the UFC Superfight Championship. This fight would spark the UFC to appoint ringside judges at the next event to declare a winner for fights that did not end in a knockout or submission.

FinalsEdit

Ruas wins the UFC 7 Tournament by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 13:17.

UFC 7 bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
   United States flag Paul Varelans W  
 United States flag Gerald Harris L  
   United States flag Paul Varelans W  
   United States flag Mark Hall L  
 United States flagMark Hall W
   Canada flag Harold Howard L  
     United States flag Paul Varelans L
   Brazil flag Marco Ruas C
   Netherlands flag Remco Pardoel W  
 United States flag Ryan Parker L  
   Netherlands flag Remco Pardoel L
   Brazil flag Marco Ruas W  
 Brazil flag Marco Ruas W
   United States flag Larry Cureton L  

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