The Ultimate Ultimate 2 (UFC 11.5)
The Ultimate Ultimate 2 (also referred to as "Ultimate Ultimate 1996" and "UFC 11.5") was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 7, 1996.
The event took place at the Fair Park Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, and was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and released on home video.
The card featured an eight man tournament with two alternate bouts, and was the UFC's second "Ultimate Ultimate" tournament, held to find the best of the winners and runners up from past UFC events.
This event was the first to introduce the "no grabbing of the fence" rule.
The Ultimate Ultimate 1996 also marked the final no holds barred appearance of UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock before leaving the NHB fighting world to go into the World Wrestling Federation. Shamrock would not return to the UFC until 2002 at UFC 40.