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Two-time UFC tournament champion Don Frye is set to be included in the UFC Hall of Fame this year.

“The Predator” will be inducted as a Pioneer this July during International Fight Week in Las Vegas, NV.

UFC President Dana White referred to Frye as a "legend in this sport and one of the toughest guys to ever compete."

Frye had a 10-1 record during four events over a span of 11 months in 1996. His professional MMA debut came at UFC 8 where he defeated three opponents to capture the tournament title.

While with the organization he became the first UFC fighter to finish three opponents in less than one minute, the first athlete to secure a knockout and a submission in less than one minute, and the first to defeat five consecutive opponents by knockout.

Frye also competed in PRIDE Fighting Championships with wins over Ken Shamrock and Yoshihiro Takayama.

He ended his MMA career in 2011 after an impressive 20-9 professional record.

His induction will be streamed live and available on-demand exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

And just in case you don't know who he is, check out this fight and you'll know why he's totally deserving of this honor.


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