UFC 8 was the first UFC event located beyond the Continental United States. It included an eight-man tournament, and also a UFC Superfight Champion fight in between reigning UFC champ Ken Shamrock and also Kimo Leopoldo. The event also featured one alternate battle, which was not shown on the online pay-per-view program. The competition had no weight courses, or weight limits. A 10-minute time frame was imposed for all matches in the event except Superfight and last (15 mins).
The occasion’s matchups matched larger boxers against smaller sized competitors, hence the term “David vs. Goliath”. Local promoter for the historical first and also just specialist combined martial arts occasion was Richy Miranda-Cortese, whose company Sports & Home entertainment Ltd needed to take city government authorities to Federal Court in order to avoid termination of the event by the Federal government. Among those government officials was Governor Pedro Rosselló and also Sports and also Entertainment Supervisor Erick Labrador. The discussion of the occasion developed into a brand-new boxing compensation rules as well as regulations and also Imposition of a banning Law that was later on rescinded after Miranda-Cortese combated it in court.
The tournament championship battle featured Don Frye versus Gary Goodridge, with Frye taking the success when Goodridge tapped out.
Just days prior to the show, the Puerto Rican government made a ruling prohibiting the occasion. Two days prior to the card, Cablevision became the initial significant service provider, of what over the next few years would certainly become virtually every major cable system in The United States and Canada, to prohibit the show, stating it never anticipated to air UFC or similar type of programming ever once again.  The occasion is also remarkable as being the first MMA occasion to draw objection, consisting of Michigan politician Calvin McCard’s on website demonstrations at UFC 8. These objections would spark the nationwide movement versus Mixed Martial Arts in 1996, led by Arizona Legislator John McCain, which would later on briefly push the sporting activity in the United States underground in 1997
Don Frye vs. Gary Goodridge
Kimo Leopoldo vs. Ken Shamrock
Gary Goodridge vs. Jerry Bohlander
Sam Adkins vs. Don Frye
Paul Herrera vs. Gary Goodridge
Jerry Bohlander vs. Scott Ferrozzo
Paul Varelans vs. Joe Moreira
Don Frye vs. Thomas Ramirez
Keith Mielke vs. Sam Adkins