Watch UFC 1, the event that started it all, in full

If we’re being perfectly honest? My, we’ve come a long way in this sport.

If it’s been a while since you’ve seen UFC 1, the promotion is giving you a chance to look back at the historic event in full – warts and all. (And to be frank, most of those warts came by way of the broadcast team and overall production – though everyone involved was just getting their footing for the first time.)

UFC 1 took place Nov. 12, 1993, at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver. In the promotion’s first eight-man tournament, Royce Gracie tapped out Gerard Gordeau with a rear-naked choke to win the $50,000 prize.

Check out the entire event in full in the video above – the event that started it all.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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