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Gladiator Man Out, New PPV Intro to Debut at UFC 143

UFC middleweight champion Anderson SilvaThe Gladiator Man is no more.

After opening the UFC’s pay-per-view events for years, the UFC’s Gladiator intro aired for the final time at UFC 142 and a new opening sequence will debut on Saturday’s UFC 143 pay-per-view.

Dubbed “Evolution,” the new 60-second intro features all of the UFC’s current champions alongside other past and current stars and includes original music by Hans Zimmer, whose films scores include The Dark Knight and Inception.

The intro opens with Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock from UFC 1 and closes with Anderson Silva’s knockout of Vitor Belfort one year ago at UFC 126 with more than a dozen fight highlights in between.

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Pictured: Anderson Silva


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