UFC 14

UFC 14: Showdown was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 27, 1997 in Birmingham, Alabama. The event was seen live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on home video.


UFC 14 featured two separate tournaments: a heavyweight tournament for fighters 200 lbs or more, and a middleweight tournament for fighters under 200 lbs. The event also featured a Heavyweight Championship "Superfight" between Mark Coleman and Maurice Smith, as well as two alternate bouts in case of tournament injury.

Showdown was the first UFC event to require all fighters to wear padded gloves, weighing between four and six ounces.[1] It was also the first UFC appearance of champion kickboxer Maurice Smith and champion collegiate wrestler Mark Kerr, who was encouraged to try mixed martial arts competition by his friend and training partner Mark Coleman.

Middleweight tournament


Middleweight alternate bout

* United States Anthony Fryklund vs. United States Donnie Chappell

Fryklund wins by submission (choke) at 1:35. After the stoppage, Fyrklund hit Chappell with a late blow and stepped on him while walking away, prompting a severe reprimand by both cageside referees. Fryklund apologized for his behavior.

Middleweight semifinals

* Brazil Joe Moreira vs. Latvia Yuri Vaulin

Moreira wins by unanimous decision after a 12 minute regulation period and a 3-minute overtime. Moreira was not allowed to continue in the tournament, due to failing his post-fight medical exam (concussion).

* United States Kevin Jackson vs. United States Todd Butler

Jackson wins by submission (tapout due to strikes) at 1:28.

Middleweight finals

* United States Kevin Jackson vs. United States Anthony Fryklund

Jackson wins the UFC 14 Middleweight Tournament by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:44. Fryklund replaced Moreira, who was medically not permitted to continue.

UFC 14 Middleweight tournament bracket

  Semifinals Finals
 United States Kevin Jackson  
 United States Todd Butler  
     United States Kevin Jackson
   United States Anthony Fryklund
 Brazil Joe Moreira
 Latvia Yuri Vaulin  


Heavyweight Tournament


Heavyweight alternate bout

* United States Alex Hunter vs. United States Sam Fulton

Hunter wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 2:30.

Heavyweight semifinals

* United States Mark Kerr vs. Israel Moti Horenstein

Kerr wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 2:23.

* United States Dan Bobish vs. United States Brian Johnston

Bobish wins by submission (forearm choke) at 2:11.

Heavyweight finals

* United States Mark Kerr vs. United States Dan Bobish

Kerr wins the UFC 14 Heavyweight Tournament by submission (chin to the eye) at 1:38.

UFC 14 heavyweight tournament bracket

  Semifinals Finals
 United States Mark Kerr  
 Israel Moti Horenstein  
     United States Mark Kerr
   United States Dan Bobish
 United States Dan Bobish
 United States Brian Johnston  



UFC Heavyweight Title match

* United States Mark Coleman vs. United States Maurice Smith

Smith wins a unanimous decision after a 15 minute regulation period and two 3-minute overtimes to win the UFC Heavyweight Title. Coleman won several takedowns during the first half of the fight, but became severely winded and unable to pursue further takedowns, leading Smith to dominate the latter portion of the fight.