Event: UFC 12 2/7/1997
Winning Move: Side Choke
When Mark Coleman stepped on the scene at UFC 10 the term "Ground and Pound" didn't exist. If that style was Luke Skywalker, Coleman would be it's father. When he faced "The Beast" (Severn) at UFC 12 he was already the reigning 2-time champ. Severn was also a former champ who had mowed down several great fighters. This was a heavyweight super fight. By the time Severn tapped from this side choke he was 3" taller.
Coleman was the first wrestler to truly incorporate striking and submissions into his game. Every wrestler since has used his technique as a blueprint for their style.