This is unusual because it is where a lot of athletes can make money and where their resemblance carries a lot of weight. If you`re playing a major league baseball game, you want to play with Derek Jeter, not Merrick Schmeter. It`s the same for combat. You want to play like a real fighter. WOW Promotions and SEG produced the first event, later called UFC 1, on November 12, 1993 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Art Davie played the role of bookmaker and matchmaker of the show.  The show suggested finding an answer to questions from sports fans, such as: “Can a wrestler beat a boxer?”  As with most martial arts at the time, fighters generally had skills in a single discipline and had little experience against opponents with different abilities.  In the TV show, kickboxers Patrick Smith and Kevin Rosier, savate fighter Gerard Gordeau, karate expert Zane Frazier, Shootfighter Ken Shamrock, sumo wrestler Teila Tuli, boxer Art Jimmerson and 175-pound (79 kg) Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt Royce Gracie – younger brother of UFC co-founder Rorion, whom Rorion hand-sorted. Royce Gracie`s submission abilities proved to be the most effective in the opening tournament and earned him the first UFC championship after successively submitting Jimmerson, Shamrock and Gordeau. The show proved extremely successful with 86,592 pay-per-view subscribers. Bleacher Report, long shrouded in mystery, managed to get a deep insight into the UFC`s fight contract.
“The Superfight” began as a non-tournament match that would nominate the first reigning UFC champion for the tournament winners;  Later, it became a match that could contain either title fights or untitled fights. The “Superfight” would eventually end the tournaments; from UFC Brazil, the UFC has dropped the tournament format for an entire card of individual games (with the exception of a single UFC Japan tournament with Japanese fighters). UFC 6 was the first event to be the crowning achievement of the first UFC champion, Ken Shamrock. It was a tough battle for him, emotionally and financially. Alvarez even discussed the negotiations publicly on social media. However, Alvarez`s problems proved to be a real blessing for MMA journalists and historians. For years, the standard UFC contract has been a puzzle, a matter of speculation, but not available for protocol. Thanks to Alvarez`s legal struggles, it became a public document, an exhibition in the Bellator case, in order to hire the fighter again a “matching contract”. “Participation in the UFC as an official partner for equipment and apparel is very important for the Venusm team,” said Franck Dupuis, founder and CEO of Venusm, in a statement. “Venum is a brand that has grown up alongside the sport of MMA, as it has exploded in popularity worldwide. We are proud and grateful because this agreement represents the success of our trip over the past fifteen years.
At Venum, we are delighted to write the next chapter in our history. That said, we are still working to make these agreements more effective and, in our view, more combat-friendly. We have abolished many provisions over the years, such as exclusive bargaining periods that athletes and their managers did not like… We have listened to their concerns and amended those agreements. The 10-point system must apply to all UFC fights; Three judges receive each round and the winner of each receives ten points, while the loser receives nine points or less (although 10 to 10 rounds are given in the rare case where a judge feels that the rounds were too close to give a fighter 10 and the other 9.) Points 10-8 are generally awarded for dominant rounds and any dominant is less marked.