UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 8, 1995, at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, and later released on home video.


UFC 7 featured an eight-man tournament, a UFC Superfight Championship match between reigning UFC Champion Ken Shamrock and UFC 6 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov, and three alternate fights, which were not shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast. The tournament had no weight classes, or weight limits. Each match had no rounds, but a 20 minute time limit was imposed for the quarterfinal and semi-final round matches in the tournament. The finals of the tournament and the Superfight had a 30 minute time limit and, if necessary, a five minute overtime.

Consistent with early UFC events, the time limit was not followed as the Superfight only featured a three minute overtime, perhaps due to pay-per-view time constraints. Regardless of this, the show ran over its three hour pay-per-view slot, cutting off some viewers from seeing the final match. The referee for the night was 'Big' John McCarthy. Michael Buffer served as the guest ring announcer for the night.

Marco Ruas won the tournament by defeating Paul Varelans.



Alternate bouts

* Onassis Parungao vs. Francesco Maturi

Parungao wins by submission due to strikes at 5:26.

* United States Scott Bessac vs. United States David Hood

Bessac wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:31.

* United States Joel Sutton vs. Canada Geza Kalman

Sutton wins by TKO (match was stopped due to Kalman sustaining deep laceration) at 0:48.


* United States Paul Varelans vs. United States Gerry Harris

Varelans wins by submission due to strikes at 1:15.

* United States Mark Hall vs. Canada Harold Howard

Hall wins by submission due to strikes at 1:41.

* Netherlands Remco Pardoel vs. United States Ryan Parker

Pardoel wins by submission (forearm choke) at 3:05.

* Brazil Marco Ruas vs. United States Larry Cureton

Ruas wins by submission (heel hook) at 3:23.


* Brazil Marco Ruas vs. Netherlands Remco Pardoel

Ruas wins by submission (position) at 12:27.

* United States Paul Varelans vs. United States Mark Hall

Varelans wins by submission (keylock) at 1:01.


* Superfight Championship bout: United States Ken Shamrock (c) vs. Russia Oleg Taktarov

The bout was ruled a draw after 33:00 because there were no judges, despite a one sided performance by Shamrock. Shamrock retains the UFC Superfight Championship. This fight would spark the UFC to appoint ringside judges at the next event to declare a winner for fights that did not end in a knockout or submission.


* Brazil Marco Ruas vs. United States Paul Varelans

Ruas wins the UFC 7 Tournament by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 13:17.

UFC 7 bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
   Paul Varelans  
 Gerry Harris  
     Paul Varelans  
     Mark Hall  
 Mark Hall
   Harold Howard  
       Paul Varelans
     Marco Ruas
   Remco Pardoel  
 Ryan Parker  
     Remco Pardoel
     Marco Ruas  
 Marco Ruas
   Larry Cureton  

UFC 7 results at Sherdog.com
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