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UFC 12: Coleman vs. Severn - 6th Round Retro post-fight show

Eddie Mercado is joined by Fraser Coffeen to recap the historic UFC 12 card from February 7, 1997. Mark Coleman subs Dan Severn to win the inaugural heavyweight title, the unveiling of the 200 lb. division, and the promotional debut of Vitor Belfort.

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On February 7, 1997 UFC 12 went down from Dothan, Alabama and Mark Coleman submitted Dan Severn in just under 3 minutes to capture the inaugural heavyweight title. The night also saw the promotional debut of the lightweight division at 200 pounds, the legendary commentator Joe Rogan (with hair), and 19-year-old phenom Vitor Belfort. Join Bloody Elbow’s own Eddie Mercado and Fraser Coffeen as they relive the historic event that was UFC 12.

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Main Event Heavyweight Title:

Mark Coleman def. Dan Severn by Submission (Neck Crank) at 2:57 of round 1: Heavyweight

Heavyweight Tournament Finals:

Vitor Belfort def. Scott Ferrozzo by TKO at :43 of round 1: Heavyweight

Lightweight Tournament Finals:

Jerry Bohlander def. Nick Sanzo by Submission (Crucifix Choke) at :39 of round 1: Lightweight (200 pounds)

Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round:

Vitor Belfort def. Tra Telligman by TKO at 1:17 of round 1: Heavyweight

Scott Ferrozzo def. Jim Mullen by TKO at 8:02 of round 1: Heavyweight

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round:

Kazuo Takahashi def. Wallid Ismail by Unanimous Decision: Lightweight (200 pounds)

Jerry Bohlander def. Rainy Martinez by Submission (RNC) at 1:18 of round 1: Lightweight (200 pounds)

Heavyweight Alternate Bout:

Justin Martin def. Eric martin by Submission (Heel Hook) at :14 of round 1: Heavyweight

Lightweight Alternate Bout:

Nick Sanzo def. Jackie lee by TKO at :48 of round 1: Lightweight (200 pounds)