Old School MMA Review: UFC 5 - Dan Severn mauls tournament

Dan Severn's glorious return to the UFC, Oleg Taktarov makes his debut, and Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie finally fight again... or something like it.

Welcome back to yet another episode of the Old School MMA Review! Join The Fight Nerd and Zane Simon as we leap back into the octagon to continue our in-depth journey down SEG UFC memory lane. This time, we look at "UFC 5: Return of the Beast", which sees Dan Severn maul his way to the top of the eight-man tournament, the debut of Oleg Taktarov, the mystery of Andy Anderson solved at last, SAFTA in action, and the anti-climatic ending to the Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock feud.

Speaking of, Zane and I debate about who truly won that infamous first-ever superfight in the UFC, and it's time for the people to weigh in, such as viewers like you. Think of it like a PBS pledge but without the tote bags. Vote in our poll and decide who, if anyone, should have walked away as the inaugural UFC Superfight Champ!

Check out Zane's UFC 5 Fighter Redux piece for more nuggets of gold about the competitors at this event, and support the official DVD release of UFC 5 so that we don't get sued.

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