UFC Hall of Fame: List of Members from All Wings

UFC Hall of Fame

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.

Inductees

2022

  • Induction Date – June 30, 2022
  • Induction Event – UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony 2022
  • Location – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV, US
WingNameAchievements
Modern WingKhabib NurmagomedovTenth UFC Lightweight Champion, 3 title defenses, Undefeated in MMA, Announced for HOF at UFC 273
Modern WingDaniel Cormier20th UFC Heavyweight Champion, 13th UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, One-time Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion, Announced for HOF at UFC 274
Fight WingCub Swanson vs. Doo Ho ChoiCub Swanson defeated Doo Ho Choi via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28) in a featherweight bout at UFC 206.

2020-2021

  • Induction Date – September 23, 2020
  • Induction Event – UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony 2020
  • Location – Park Theater, Las Vegas, NV, US
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingKevin RandlemanFifth UFC Heavyweight Champion
Modern WingGeorges St-Pierre2 Times UFC Welterweight Champion(+1 time interim), 1 Time UFC Middleweight Champion, 3rd Longest Individual Title reign
Contributors WingMarc RatnerCredited for legalizing MMA in all 50 states in United States
Fight WingJon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson IJones defeated Gustafsson via unanimous decision(49-46, 48-47, 48-47) at UFC 165

2019

  • 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
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingRich FranklinOne-Time Middleweight Champion(2005-06)
Modern WingMichael BispingOne-Time UFC Middleweight Champion, TUF 3 Light Heavyweight Winner
Modern WingRashad EvansOne-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, TUF 2 Light Heavyweight Winner
Fight WingDiego Sanchez vs. Clay GuidaSanchez defeated Guida via split decision(28–29, 29–27, 29–28) in The Ultimate Fighter: US vs UK finale

2018

  • Induction Date – July 5, 2018
  • Induction Event – UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony 2018
  • Location – The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV, US
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingMatt SerraOne Time UFC Welterweight Champion, TUF 4 Welterweight Tournament Winner
Modern WingRonda RouseyFirst UFC Women Champion, women’s Bantamweight Champion(2012-2015), First Female Inductee
Contributors WingBruce ConnalUFC TV Producer from 1997 to 2018
Contributors WingArt DavieUFC Co-creator and co-owner until UFC 5
Fight WingMaurício Rua vs. Dan HendersonHenderson defeated Rua via unanimous decision(48–47, 48–47, 48–47), the first five-round non-title fight to go the distance

2017

  • Induction Date – July 6, 2017
  • Induction Event – UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony 2017
  • Location – Park Theater, Las Vegas, NV, US
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingMaurice SmithSecond UFC Heavyweight Champion, One Time Extreme Heavyweight Champion(Inducted at the Fan Expo)
Pioneers WingKazushi SakurabaUFC Japan Heavyweight Tournament Winner
Modern WingUrijah FaberOne Time WEC Featherweight Champion(2006 to 2008)
Contributors WingJoe SilvaUFC Matchmaker from 1997 to 2016

2016

  • Induction Date – July 10, 2016
  • Induction Event – UFC Fan Expo
  • Location – Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingAntônio Rodrigo NogueiraOne Time Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion, One Time Pride Heavyweight & One Time Pride Interim Heavyweight Champion
Pioneers WingDon Frye3 Time UFC Tournament Winner (8, 10 Ultimate Ultimate 1996)
Contributors WingBob MeyrowitzUFC Co-owner from UFC 6 to January 2001
Fight WingMark Coleman vs. Pete WilliamsPete Williams defeated Mark Coleman via KO at 12:38 at UFC 17

2015

  • Induction Date – July 11, 2015
  • Induction Event – UFC 189
  • Location – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingBas RuttenFourth Time UFC Heavyweight Champion(1999), Pancreas Openweight Champion
Modern WingB.J. PennFourth UFC Welterweight Champion, Third UFC Lightweight Champion, UFC 41 Lightweight Tournament Co-Champion
Contributors WingJeff BlatnickCredited as Instrumental figure to get UFC regulated by Athletic Commissions
Fight WingMatt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg IIMatt Hughes defeated Frank Trigg by submission at 4:05 in round 1 to win UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 52

2014

  • Induction Date – July 5, 2014
  • Induction Event – UFC 175
  • Location – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingPat MiletichOne Time UFC Welterweight Champion, UFC 16 Welterweight Tournament Winner

2013

  • Induction Date – July 6, 2013
  • Induction Event – UFC 162
  • Location – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Modern WingForrest GriffinEighth UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, TUF 1: Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner
Fight WingForrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar IForrest Griffin defeated Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale

2012

  • Induction Date – July 7, 2012
  • Induction Event – UFC 148
  • Location – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingTito OrtizSecond UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, five successful defenses

2010

  • Induction Date – May 29, 2010
  • Induction Event – UFC 114
  • Location – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingMatt Hughes3rd & 5th UFC Welterweight Champion, 7 successful defenses

2009

  • Induction Date – July 11, 2009
  • Induction Event – UFC 100
  • Location – Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingChuck LiddellSixth UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, 4 defenses
Contributors WingCharles Lewis Jr.Founder of first MMA clothing line “Tapout”

2008

  • Induction Date – March 1, 2008
  • Induction Event – UFC 82
  • Location – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingMark ColemanFirst-ever UFC Heavyweight Champion, Two Time UFC Tournament Winner(10 & 11), Pride World Grand Prix 2000 Tournament Winner

2006

  • Induction Date – June 24, 2006
  • Induction Event – The Ultimate Fighters: Team Ortiz vs Team Shamrock Finale
  • Location – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingRandy Couture3 Time UFC Heavyweight Champion, 2 Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and First UFC Fighter to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously

2005

  • Induction Date – April 16, 2005
  • Induction Event – UFC 52
  • Location – MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingDan SevernOne Time UFC Superfight Champion, UFC 5 Tournament Winner, Ultimate Ultimate 1995 Tournament Winner

2003

  • Induction Date – November 21, 2003
  • Induction Event – UFC 45
  • Location – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
WingNameAchievements
Pioneers WingRoyce Gracie3 Time UFC Tournament Winner(1, 2 & 4)
Pioneers WingKen ShamrockFirst UFC Superfight Champion(first ever UFC Champion), One Time Pancrase Openweight Champion, King of Pancrase Tournament Winner

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