Event: UFC 7 9/8/1995
Winning Move: Heel Hook (4:40 mark)
Ruas, known as "The King of the Streets," is the only person rumored to have fought Rickson Gracie to a draw. When Ruas showed up at UFC 7 he was the most complete mixed martial artist anyone had ever seen. He could stop you with strikes, grappling or submissions. He had no shortage of muscles and he looked like Robert De Niro. That always helps with the marketing.
Cureton didn't last long. He got caught in a heel hook and tapped out quickly. The evolution of MMA fighting from UFC 1 to this point was staggering.