UFC 12: Judgement Day took place on February 7, 1997 at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama. It was originally scheduled for Buffalo, New York, but the event was forced out of the state and scrambling for a new home just 24 hours before it was set to take place.
UFC 12 saw the crowning of the very first UFC heavyweight champion, as UFC Superfight Champion Dan Severn faced UFC Tournament Champion Mark Coleman. It was also the first event to feature weight classes. In the video above you can look back at UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s first appearance on broadcast.
UFC 12: Judgement Day Results:
- Mark Coleman def Dan Severn Lose via Sub, 2:57 R1
- Vitor Belfort def Scott Ferrozzo Lose via KO/TKO, 0:43 R1
- Jerry Bohlander def Nick Sanzo Lose via Sub, 0:39 R1
- Scott Ferrozzo def Jim Mullen Lose via KO/TKO, 8:02 R1
- Vitor Belfort def Tra Telligman Lose via KO/TKO, 1:17 R1
- Kazuo Takahashi def Wallid Ismail Lose via Unanimous Dec
- Jerry Bohlander def Rainy Martinez Lose via Sub, 1:18 R1
- Justin Martin def Eric Martin Lose via Sub, 0:14 R1
- Nick Sanzo def Jackie Lee Lose via KO/TKO, 0:48 R1