The UFC Hall of Fame is a hall of fame which honors a notable list of mixed martial artists and personalities who have had an overall influence on the sport of MMA throughout the years. The UFC Hall of Fame mostly recognizes fighters who have established themselves as notable personalities for the promotion. However, in addition to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the UFC Hall of Fame also acknowledges fighters who have competed for various promotions such as Pride Fighting Championships, World Extreme Cagefighting, and Strikeforce, considering that all the three promotions have been bought by the UFC.
UFC Hall of Fame and its wings
The UFC Hall of Fame was initially established in Las Vegas on November 21, 2003, at the UFC 45 pay-per-view and the first inductees to the UFC Hall of Fame were UFC Originals Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock.
The UFC Hall of Fame currently consists of three different wings including the Pioneer wing, Modern-era wing, and the Contributors wing.
The UFC Pioneer wing consists of the notable fighters such as the likes of Dan Severn, Randy Couture, Matt Hughes, and the latest inductee being Rich Franklin (July 5, 2019).
The UFC Modern-era Wing consists of the likes of Forrest Griffin, B.J. Penn, Ronda Rousey, Michael Bisping, and Rashad Evans, who as of this writing is the latest fighter to be inducted into the UFC Modern-era.
The UFC Contributors Wing consists of the likes Charles Lewis Jr., Bruce Connal, and Art Davie.
|Wing||Name||Date of Induction||Event|
|Pioneer Wing||Royce Gracie||11/21/2003||UFC 45|
|Pioneer Wing||Ken Shamrock||11/21/2003||UFC 45|
|Pioneer Wing||Dan Severn||4/16/2005||UFC 52|
|Pioneer Wing||Randy Couture||6/24/2006||TUF: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock|
|Pioneer Wing||Mark Coleman||3/1/2008||UFC 82|
|Pioneer Wing||Chuck Liddell||7/11/2009||UFC 100|
|Pioneer Wing||Matt Hughes||5/29/2010||UFC 114|
|Pioneer Wing||Tito Ortiz||7/7/2012||UFC 148|
|Pioneer Wing||Pat Miletich||7/5/2014||UFC 175|
|Pioneer Wing||Bas Rutten||7/11/2015||UFC 189|
|Pioneer Wing||Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira||7/10/2016||UFC Fan Expo|
|Pioneer Wing||Don Frye||7/10/2016||UFC Fan Expo|
|Pioneer Wing||Maurice Smith||7/6/2017||UFC Fan Expo|
|Pioneer Wing||Kazushi Sakuraba||July 6, 2017||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2017|
|Pioneer Wing||Matt Serra||July 5, 2018||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2018|
|Modern-era Wing||Forrest Griffin||7/6/2013||UFC 162|
|Modern-era Wing||B.J. Penn||7/11/2015||UFC 189|
|Modern-era Wing||Urijah Faber||7/6/2017||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2017|
|Modern-era Wing||Ronda Rousey||7/5/2018||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2018|
|Modern-era Wing||Michael Bisping||16/3/2019||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2019|
|Contributer Wing||Charles Lewis Jr. (Mask)||7/11/2009||UFC 100|
|Contributer Wing||Jeff Blatnick||7/11/2015||UFC 189|
|Contributer Wing||Bob Meyrowitz||7/10/2016||UFC Fan Expo|
|Contributer Wing||Joe Silva||7/6/2017||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2017|
|Contributer Wing||Bruce Connal||7/5/2018||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2018|
|Contributer Wing||Art Davie||7/5/2018||UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2018|
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