Pete Williams made history in 1998 by knocking out Mark Coleman with a head kick at UFC 17. The finish was the first of its kind inside the UFC Octagon.
Now, that moment will live forever in the UFC Hall of Fame.
On Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, it was announced that Williams vs. Coleman will officially be inducted into the fight wing during the 2016 UFC Hall of Fame ceremony July 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Williams against Coleman was the biggest upset of 1998 and the finish is one of the most devastating knockouts in UFC history,” UFC President Dana White said in a press release. “This fight is a forgotten classic that represents everything that’s great about UFC. Williams took this fight on two weeks’ notice and took a beating from Coleman during the regulation period. This was his first time inside an Octagon and once the overtime period started, he had enough left in the tank to deliver one of the greatest knockouts we’ve ever seen.”
The matchup joins Stephan Bonnar vs. Forrest Griffin from The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale and Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg II from UFC 52 in the Hall of Fame’s fight wing.
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