UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo
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 Champion Ken Shamrock and 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 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.