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UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors was a mixed martial arts (MMA)
Mixed martial arts
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...

 event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world that hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport...

 on December 16, 1994, at the Expo Center Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. With an estimated 3,751,351 residents as of the 2010 census and a land area of 68,667 square miles , Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th-largest state...

. The event was seen live on pay-per-view
Pay-per-view
Pay-per-view provides a service by which a television audience can purchase events to view via private telecast. The broadcaster shows the event at the same time to everyone ordering it...

, and later released on home video
Home video
Home video is a blanket term used for pre-recorded media that is either sold or rented/hired for home cinema entertainment. The term originates from the VHS/Betamax era but has carried over into current optical disc formats like DVD and Blu-ray Disc and, to a lesser extent, into methods of digital...

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History


UFC 4 used an eight-man tournament
Tournament
A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game. More specifically, the term may be used in either of two overlapping senses:...

 format, with the winner receiving $64,000. The event also featured three alternate fights. All seven tournament fights were shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast, as well as the Jason Fairn vs. Guy Mezger
Guy Mezger
Guy Mezger is a retired American martial artist who competed in professional combat sports ranging from full contact karate, kickboxing, and boxing, but is most recognized as a mixed martial arts fighter . He is associated with Lion's Den Dallas...

 alternate fight.

The tournament had no weight classes or weight limits. Each match had no time limit or rounds, therefore no judges were used for the night. The referee
Referee
A referee is the person of authority, in a variety of sports, who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on the fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport...

 for the night was "Big" John McCarthy. Royce Gracie
Royce Gracie
Royce Gracie is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A legend and pioneer in the sport of mixed martial arts, he is widely considered to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA.Gracie gained fame for his...

 won the event by defeating Dan Severn
Dan Severn
Daniel DeWayne Severn is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. Severn has fought and wrestled for many mixed martial arts and professional wrestling promotions, including King of the...

 with a triangle choke
Triangle choke
A triangle choke, or sankaku-jime in Judo, is a type of figure-four chokehold which strangles the opponent by encircling the opponent's neck and one arm with the legs in a configuration similar to the shape of a triangle...

. The card also featured the notorious fight between Keith Hackney
Keith Hackney
Keith Hackney , is a retired American mixed martial arts fighter. He competed in two Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments.-Biography:...

 and Joe Son; Hackney won via submission after landing a series of unanswered strikes to the groin of Joe Son.

Play-by-play announcer Bruce Beck
Bruce Beck
Bruce Beck is the weekday Sports anchor at WNBC-TV. He is currently in his twelfth year with News 4 New York. He also files numerous sports reports for the station's various newscasts....

 and color commentator
Color commentator
A color commentator is a sports commentator who assists the play-by-play announcer, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress. The color analyst and main commentator will often exchange comments freely throughout the broadcast, when the play-by-play announcer is not describing the...

 Jeff Blatnick
Jeff Blatnick
Jeff Blatnick is a former American Super Heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler and sports commentator. He won NCAA Division II heavyweight wrestling championships in 1978 and 1979 and an Olympic gold in 1984. As a commentator, Blatnick worked UFC 4 through UFC 32 for the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

 were paired together for the first time on the pay-per-view and became the regular commentary team on UFC broadcasts up to and including UFC 15
UFC 15
UFC 15: Collision Course was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 17, 1997, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.-History:...

. They were joined by regular contributor Jim Brown
Jim Brown
James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine-year career as a running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. In 2002, he was named by Sporting News...

.

Alternate bouts

  •   Joe Charles vs.   Kevin Rosier
    Kevin Rosier
    Kevin Rosier is an American former kickboxer, boxer and mixed martial artist. He had much success as a kickboxer, winning a number of titles, but did not transition particularly well into the world of boxing and was mostly seen as a journeyman fighter...

Charles defeated Rosier via submission (armbar) at 0:14.

  •   Marcus Bossett vs.   Eldo Dias Xavier
Bossett defeated Xavier via KO at 4:55.

  •   Guy Mezger
    Guy Mezger
    Guy Mezger is a retired American martial artist who competed in professional combat sports ranging from full contact karate, kickboxing, and boxing, but is most recognized as a mixed martial arts fighter . He is associated with Lion's Den Dallas...

     vs.   Jason Fairn
Mezger defeated Fairn via TKO (corner stoppage) at 2:13.

Quarterfinals

  •   Royce Gracie
    Royce Gracie
    Royce Gracie is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A legend and pioneer in the sport of mixed martial arts, he is widely considered to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA.Gracie gained fame for his...

     vs.   Ron van Clief
    Ron van Clief
    Ron van Clief is an American martial artist and an actor in Hollywood and Hong Kong action films. He is the father of poet Shihan van Clief.- Early life :Van Clief was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City...

Gracie defeated Van Clief via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:49.

  •   Keith Hackney
    Keith Hackney
    Keith Hackney , is a retired American mixed martial arts fighter. He competed in two Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments.-Biography:...

     vs.   Joe Son
Hackney defeated Son via submission (choke) at 2:44, after Groin strikes

  •   Melton Bowen vs.   Steve Jennum
    Steve Jennum
    Steve Jennum is a retired American mixed martial artist and Nebraska police officer. He was the winner of the UFC 3 tournament in 1994.-Mixed martial arts career:...

Jennum defeated Bowen via submission (armlock) at 4:47.

  •   Dan Severn
    Dan Severn
    Daniel DeWayne Severn is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. Severn has fought and wrestled for many mixed martial arts and professional wrestling promotions, including King of the...

     vs.   Anthony Macias
    Anthony Macias
    Anthony "Mad Dog" Macias is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the middleweight division. Anthony was introduced to the world of MMA in a fight against the legend Dan Severn at UFC 4. Anthony would go on to lose to Severn by submission. His most recent victory came against...

Severn defeated Macias via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:45.

Semifinals

  •   Royce Gracie
    Royce Gracie
    Royce Gracie is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A legend and pioneer in the sport of mixed martial arts, he is widely considered to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA.Gracie gained fame for his...

     vs.   Keith Hackney
    Keith Hackney
    Keith Hackney , is a retired American mixed martial arts fighter. He competed in two Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments.-Biography:...

Gracie defeated Hackney via submission (armlock) at 5:34.

  •   Dan Severn
    Dan Severn
    Daniel DeWayne Severn is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. Severn has fought and wrestled for many mixed martial arts and professional wrestling promotions, including King of the...

     vs.   Marcus Bossett
Severn defeated Bossett via submission (rear naked choke) at 0:52. Bossett replaced Steve Jennum.

Finals

  •   Royce Gracie
    Royce Gracie
    Royce Gracie is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A legend and pioneer in the sport of mixed martial arts, he is widely considered to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA.Gracie gained fame for his...

     vs.   Dan Severn
    Dan Severn
    Daniel DeWayne Severn is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. Severn has fought and wrestled for many mixed martial arts and professional wrestling promotions, including King of the...

Gracie defeated Severn via submission (triangle choke) at 15:49 to win the UFC 4 Tournament.

UFC 4 bracket



1Steve Jennum
Steve Jennum
Steve Jennum is a retired American mixed martial artist and Nebraska police officer. He was the winner of the UFC 3 tournament in 1994.-Mixed martial arts career:...

was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was replaced by Marcus Bossett.

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