Mark Coleman To Be Inducted Into UFC Hall Of Fame

0

MMAjunkie.com confirmed today that Mark “The Hammer” Coleman (15-8, 6-3UFC) will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at March 1st's UFC 82 in Columbus OH.

Coleman, who first came onto the MMA scene at UFC 10, won the Heavyweight 8-Man tournament and would follow that up with another tournament win at UFC 11. His next fight would be with Dan “The Beast Severn at UFC 12 to decide the first ever UFC Heavyweight Champion. “The Hammer” would win the match via choke in the 1st round.

His next 3 fights would end in losses, decisions to Maurice Smith and Pedro Rizzo and a highlight reel head kick loss to Pete Williams.

Coleman would make the move to the Pride organization in Japan winning the Open Weight Grand Prix of the year 2000. He last fought at Pride 32 in Oct. of 2006, losing to The #1 ranked Heavyweight in the world Fedor Emelianenko.

DISCUSS THIS NEWS IN THE MMANEWS.COM FORUMS >>

Want to advertise your site in this space? E-mail the website staff today!

LATEST NEWS

Paddy Holohan

Head Coach Paddy Holohan Parts Ways With SBG Tallaght, Plans to Open Gym

Paddy Holohan has moved on from SBG Tallaght. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) competition last spring. Holohan...
Marcus Edwardsvideo

Marcus Edwards is Hoping to Earn UFC Contract With Win Over Adam Townsend

Marcus Edwards and Adam Townsend can agree on one thing, they both want to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster. Tonight (Feb. 24) Edwards...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Blasts Chael Sonnen’s Claims of Tito Ortiz Verbally Submitting

The ghost of Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen simply won't go away. First, there was controversy surrounding Ortiz for not letting go of his choke...
Jake Ellenberger

Bryan Barberena Calls Out Jake Ellenberger, ‘The Juggernaut’ Responds

A welterweight clash between Jake Ellenberger and Bryan Barberena could be on the horizon. Despite going 2-6 in his last eight bouts, Ellenberger finds himself...
Gian Villante

Gian Villante Cleared to Compete After USADA Grants Him Retroactive TUE

Gian Villante will not be flagged for a violation of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) policy. Villante is set to compete against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua...