UFC to Add Four Wings to the Hall of Fame

For the first time in the history of the UFC Hall of Fame, a whole class of fighters and contributors will be given the honour of being brought into distinct Hall of Fame categories during a special induction event, scheduled for July 11 at UFC Fan Expo 2015.

The UFC today announced the news today that after 12 years and 12 inductees already enshrined, the UFC Hall of Fame is changing to a four-category system, enabling UFC, media and fans to celebrate and commemorate the greatest achievements in the organization’s history in a well-defined historical context.

The four new UFC Hall of Fame categories are:

Modern era wing: commemorating fighters who made their pro MMA debut in the modern era

Pioneers era wing: commemorating fighters who made their pro MMA debut in the pioneers era

Contributors wing: commemorating significant contributions outside of active competition

Fight wing: commemorating the greatest and most important bouts in the sport’s history

The UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will feature a new member in each of these new categories. The Class of 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks. The existing Hall of Famers – already inducted over the last 12 years – will be retrospectively inaugurated into the most fitting of these four categories.

UFC President Dana White had this to say on the changes:

“The UFC Hall of Fame has an important job – it not only celebrates greatness but it helps pass stories of the greatest athletes and fights in UFC history on to the next generation of fight fans. We’re looking forward to announcing the class of 2015 and what is going to be a great induction event on July 11.”

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