UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
Results Japan 1997
December 21, 1997 in Yokohama, Japan
Yoji Anjoh________| |
Kazushi Sakuraba__ |
Note: Abbott withdrew due to injury. Due to the controversial
first round match, Sakuraba was placed in the open slot even though
Telligman (the alternate) was willing to continue.
Yokohama, Japan drawing 5,000
Shown on tape delay on PPV (0.4)
- Tra Telligman beat Brad Kohler (10:06) via submission.
- Tank Abbott beat Yoji Anjoh (15:00) via unanimous decision.
- Marcus Silviera NC Kazushi Sakuraba (1:55). Silviera had
originally been awarded the match via knockout, but the decision was
- Frank Shamrock beat Kevin Jackson (0:14) via submission to win the first
UFC Middleweight Title.
- Vitor Belfort beat Joe Charles (4:04) via submission.
- Kazushi Sakuraba beat Marcus Silviera (3:45) to win the Ultimate Japan
- Randy Couture beat Maurice Smith (21:00) via unanimous decision to win
the UFC Superfight Title