UFC Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame maintained by the Ultimate Fighting Championship MMA promotion. UFC Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions from UFC as well as Pride FC, World Extreme Cagefighting, and Strikeforce MMA promotions.
Check below for the complete history of the UFC Hall of Fame, the list of members, and its different wings.
UFC Hall of Fame History
UFC Hall of Fame started on November 23, 2003, when Royce Garcia and Ken Shamrock were the first fighters to be inducted. They were later put in the Pioneers Wing in 2015. UFC Hall of Fame has a total of four wings, which came into effect in 2015.
Until 2017, the Hall of Fame inductions use to take place during various UFC PPV or other events. From 2017, UFC started hosting Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies every year. The 2020 ceremony was postponed and took place in 2021. There was no separate ceremony in the year 2021.
UFC Hall of Fame Wings
As mentioned above, the UFC Hall of Fame is divided into four wings, which are as follows:
Pioneers Wing – This wing celebrates the original innovators in MMA prior to the Unified Rules of MMA coming into effect in 2008.
Modern Wing – This wing commemorates MMA fighters who debuted after the Unified Rules of MMA came into effect on November 28, 2000.
Fight Wing – This wing recognizes some of the legendary fights, greatest, most memorable, and historically important bouts.
Contributors Wing – This wing recognizes outstanding contributions from MMA personalities outside of active competition.
Induction Date – June 30, 2022
Induction Event – UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony 2022
Location – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV, US
Tenth UFC Lightweight Champion, 3 title defenses, Undefeated in MMA, Announced for HOF at UFC 273
20th UFC Heavyweight Champion, 13th UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, One-time Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion, Announced for HOF at UFC 274
Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi
Cub Swanson defeated Doo Ho Choi via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28) in a featherweight bout at UFC 206.
Induction Date – September 23, 2020
Induction Event – UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony 2020
Location – Park Theater, Las Vegas, NV, US
Fifth UFC Heavyweight Champion
2 Times UFC Welterweight Champion(+1 time interim), 1 Time UFC Middleweight Champion, 3rd Longest Individual Title reign
Credited for legalizing MMA in all 50 states in United States
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson I
Jones defeated Gustafsson via unanimous decision(49-46, 48-47, 48-47) at UFC 165
Induction Date – July 5, 2019
Induction Event – UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony 2019
Location – The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, US