Relive UFC history

Yahoo! Sports looked back at the first 99 major cards in UFC history leading up to the historic UFC 100 on July 11, 2009. Now we’re updating the series. So check out Royce Gracie, Brock Lesnar, and everyone who made news in between.

UFC 1: Brave new world
Royce Gracie won and the first UFC tournament changed the way the world viewed real-life combat.

 

Out-of-the-ring issues didn’t stop UFC 12 but ultimately sealed the original UFC’s fate.

 

Tito Ortiz began what was for years the longest title reign in UFC history.

 

Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock was the biggest UFC event in several years.

 

Chuck Liddell took the rematch with Randy Couture and won the light heavyweight title.

 

Georges St. Pierre rocketed to the top by beating Matt Hughes.

 

B.J. Penn became the second fighter to hold championships in two weight classes, joining Randy Couture.

 

B.J. Penn’s much-anticipated rematch with Georges St. Pierre didn’t exactly go down as he envisioned.