Is he the first UFC champion from Europe?
Joanna Champion. male i think so
The Croation Sensation
no, if he was they would have said it, dont ya think? lol
As mentioned, Rutten from Holland, AA from Belarus and both were champ champs, not interim. ;p
William Regal was the European Champ.
Thanks guys I forgot about Bas. It's been so long since there was one.
JToller - Thanks guys I forgot about Bas. It's been so long since there was one.Joanna?
Gancho Al Hígado - William Regal was the European Champ.Lmao. Ol' William Regal won the hardcore title as well.
Was actually discussed on the last "Inside MMA" show which also honored Bas being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Bas said something like "Arlovski was the first European UFC champ." Kenny Rice looked at him baffled and said something like, "No, my friend – YOU were the first. Think about it." lol
Pat miletich grew up and trained in usa, iowa.
Bas rutten is the only real answer
Oleg taktarov was the first tournament champ when he choked.out tank.abbott to take the tourney title.