UFC 11: The Proving Ground was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 20th, 1996, at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States, and later released on home video.


The card featured an eight-man tournament, as well as two alternate bouts in case of an injury, and to fill time for the pay-per-view broadcast. Due to multiple injuries and fatigue, the final bout was won by forfeit. As no alternates were able to continue after their semifinal matches and Roberto Travern had a broken hand after his alternate match.


Alternate boutsEdit

Ferrozzo wins by submission TKO (Referee stoppage due to strikes).
Traven wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 1:33. Traven was injured, and unable to continue as an alternate for the tournament.


Coleman wins by submission (choke) at 0:44.
Johnston wins by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 0:30
Abbott wins by submission (Neck Crank) at 2:06.
Bohlander wins by unanimous decision at 15:00. Due to injury, Bohlander was unable to continue in the tournament, and was replaced by Scott Ferrozzo.


Coleman wins by submission due to strikes at 2:20.
Ferrozzo wins by unanimous decision at 18:00. Due to fatigue and a cut above the eye, Ferrozzo was unable to continue in the tournament.


Scott Ferrozzo was unable to continue, and as all alternates were injured or unable to continue, Mark Coleman wins UFC 11 by default.

Tournament bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
   United States flagMark Coleman W  
 United States flag Julian Sanchez L  
   United States flag Mark Coleman W  
   United States flag Brian Johnston L  
 United States flagBrian Johnston W
   Iran flag Reza Nasri L  
     United States flagMark Coleman [1] C
   United States flag Scott Ferrozzo (forfeit) L
   United States flag Tank Abbott W  
 United States flag Sam Adkins L  
   United States flag Scott Ferrozzo [2] W
   United States flag Tank Abbott L  
 United States flag Jerry Bohlander W
   Brazil flag Fabio Gurgel L  

Notes and references Edit

  1. Scott Ferrozzo was unable to continue due to exhaustion, making Mark Coleman winner by default
  2. Jerry Bohlander withdrew due to injury. He was replaced by Scott Ferrozzo

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