UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 16, 1994, at the Expo Center Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event was seen live on pay-per-view, and later released on home video.


UFC 4 used an eight-man tournament format, with the winner receiving $64,000. The event also featured three alternate fights. All seven tournament fights were shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast, as well as the Jason Fairn vs. Guy Mezger alternate fight.

The tournament had no weight classes or weight limits. Each match had no time limit or rounds, therefore no judges were used for the night. The referee for the night was "Big" John McCarthy. Royce Gracie won the event by defeating Dan Severn with a triangle choke. The card also featured the notorious fight between Keith Hackney and Joe Son; Hackney won via submission after landing a series of unanswered strikes to the cup of Joe Son. Joe Son would go on to portray Random Task in the original Austin Powers movie, but neither his fighting career nor his groin[citation needed] ever fully recovered.

Play-by-play announcer Bruce Beck and color commentator Jeff Blatnick were paired together for the first time on the pay-per-view and became the regular commentary team on UFC broadcasts up to and including UFC 15. They were joined by regular contributor Jim Brown.



Alternate bouts

* United States Joe Charles vs United States Kevin Rosier

Charles wins by submission (armbar) in 0:14.

* United States Marcus Bossett vs Brazil Eldo Dias Xavier

Bossett wins by knockout in 4:55.

* United States Guy Mezger vs Canada Jason Fairn

Mezger wins by TKO (corner stoppage) in 2:13.


* Brazil Royce Gracie vs United States Ron van Clief

Gracie wins by submission (rear naked choke) in 3:49.

* United States Keith Hackney vs United States Joe Son

Hackney wins by submission in 2:44.

* United States Steve Jennum vs United States Melton Bowen

Jennum wins by submission (armbar) in 4:47.

* United States Dan Severn vs United States Anthony Macias

Severn wins by submission (rear naked choke) in 1:45.


* Brazil Royce Gracie vs United States Keith Hackney

Gracie wins by submission (armbar) in 5:34.

* United States Dan Severn vs United States Marcus Bossett

Severn wins by submission (head-and-arm choke) at 0:52. Bossett replaced Steve Jennum.


* Brazil Royce Gracie vs United States Dan Severn

Gracie wins by submission (via Triangle choke) at 15:49.

UFC 4 bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
   Royce Gracie W  
 Ron van Clief  
     Royce Gracie W  
     Keith Hackney  
 Keith Hackney W
   Joe Son  
       Royce Gracie C
     Dan Severn
   Steve Jennum W  
 Melton Bowan  
     Marcus Bossett1
     Dan Severn W  
 Dan Severn W
   Anthony Macias  

1Steve Jennum was forced to withdraw due to injury. He was replaced by Marcus Bossett.