The Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, V8 Supercar Hall of Fame, and the list goes on and on. These revered Hall of Fames are the pinnacle of an athlete’s career. Whether they’re winning Super Bowl Rings or MotoGP™ Championships, the dream is to end up in these hallowed halls.
For the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it only makes sense that a long, decorated and distinguished career for an MMA fighter ends with a spot in the sport’s most coveted hall, the UFC® Hall of Fame.
Read on for some fun facts about the UFC Hall of Fame and a full list of UFC Hall of Fame inductees!
- The first two inductees were enshrined at UFC® 45 (Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock)
- Fighters in the UFC Hall of Fame are a combined 294-100-13 fight record
- Total KOs/TKOs by fighters in the UFC Hall of Fame: 74
- Total Submissions by fighters in the UFC Hall of Fame: 143
- Fighters in the Hall of Fame held a combined nine UFC Titles and won a combined seven UFC® Tournaments
- There is currently only one non-fighter in the UFC Hall of Fame - Charles Lewis Jr. (co-founder of TapOut)
- The only fighter in the Hall of Fame who hasn’t won a title is Stephan Bonnar
UFC Hall of Fame Inductees
Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock: November 21, 2003 at UFC® 45
Dan Severn: April 16, 2005 at UFC® 52
Randy Couture: June 24, 2006 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale
Mark Coleman: March 1, 2008 at UFC® 82
Chuck Liddell and Charles Lewis, Jr.: July 11, 2009 at UFC® 100
Matt Hughes: May 29, 2010 at UFC® 114
Tito Ortiz: July 7, 2012 at UFC® 148
Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar: July 6, 2013 at UFC® 162
Who do you think will be enshrined next into the UFC Hall of Fame? Who is your favorite current UFC Hall of Famer? Who do you think is on their way to a Hall of Fame induction in five-10 years? Share in the comments below!
Meet UFC Hall of Famers
That’s right, UFC events are not just a place to witness champions rise and the non-stop action of the Octagon; it’s also a hot spot for UFC Hall of Famers. But how does one ever know where to find these guys?
Easy, with UFC VIP Experience!
In addition to meeting Hall of Famers, guests had the opportunity to meet current fighters including UFC® 172 main card fighter, Phil Davis as well as Ronda Rousey, Cain Velasquez, Uriah Hall, Anthony Pettis; Octagon girls Arianny Celeste, Brittany Palmer and more!
UFC VIP Experience brings fans right into the action in the ULTIMATE VIP way. Official Ticket Packages include a ticket to the UFC event of your choice, with some of the best views of the Octagon! Additionally, get reserved seating at the fighter Q and A, fighter weigh-ins, rehearsal, sound check, tours of backstage, as well as a behind the scenes tour of the Octagon, and an opportunity to hold the actual UFC championship belt once in there!
Packages also include access to the on-site VIP hospitality party venue with open bar and gourmet food buffets as well as tons of interactive experiences and fighter meet and greets. Add on additional accommodations and ground transportation and this is the ultimate UFC experience!