Art ‘One Glove’ Jimmerson, who fought in very first UFC event, dead at 60


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Boxer Art Jimmerson died Wednesday at age 60.

Regardless of 51 boxing matches, Jimmerson is maybe greatest recognized for preventing with one boxing glove on the very first UFC competition in Denver on Nov. 12, 1993, his solely MMA bout.

He did so to ensure that the referees of the bout to see him faucet out, if needed, thus incomes the nickname “One Glove.” It is also stated he wore the glove to guard his jab hand.

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Artwork Jimmerson interacts with followers throughout a Q&A session earlier than the UFC 167 weigh-in contained in the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, 2013. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photographs)

Jimmerson was a part of the eight-fighter bracket that was the primary UFC occasion; he misplaced within the first spherical to the eventual event champion, Brazilian jiu-jitsu grasp Royce Gracie.

“Folks can say no matter they need about Artwork Jimmerson,” former UFC referee John McCarthy told ESPN. “However Artwork Jimmerson was a person who practiced an artwork – the artwork of boxing – and have become extremely profitable with it. He was courageous sufficient to take that artwork and check it towards one thing he had no data of.”

One Glove in ring

Jiu-jitsu black belt Royce Gracie, proper, kicks at cruiserweight boxer Artwork Jimmerson throughout a first-round match within the Final Fighter Championships in Denver on Nov. 12, 1993. Gracie went on to win the match and finally the championship. (Markus Boes)

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His first professional fight got here on April 25, 1985, in San Diego towards Sal Tujillo; his final was on Nov. 23, 2002.

Jimmerson went 33-9 in his first 42 fights however wound up dropping his last 9 for knowledgeable report of 33-18. He challenged the late Kimbo Slice to a boxing match in 2011.

Seventeen of his victories got here through knockout.

One Glove at event

Artwork “One Glove” Jimmerson arrives at BAMMA USA’s Badbeat 12 skilled MMA fights at Commerce On line casino in Commerce, California, on March 28, 2014. (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Photographs for BAMMA USA)

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After his preventing profession, he turned the top boxing coach at a UFC Health club in California.

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