Long time MMA Veteran Jens Pulver who was the first Lightweight UFC Champion finally received some acknowledgment that he has been seeking as the UFC announced during their past PPV that Jens Pulver would be added to the UFC Hall of Fame. While no official Hall of Fame exists in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, the UFC has worked hard to brand their franchise with a HOF ceremony and inductees.
Pulver who at one time was forced to compete up in weight because of the non development of the lighter weight classes was known for his devastating boxing combinations and his ability to defend the takedown. With a win over BJ Penn at UFC 35 Jens Pulver became the UFC first lightweight champion before taking his skills elsewhere competing in Shooto and PRIDE FC and eventually One Championship where he competed at 135, 145, and 155lbs.
With wins over John Lewis, Caol Uno, Dennis Hallman, BJ Penn, Takehiro Murahama, Joe Jordan, Cub Swanson, Cole Escovedo, and Coty Wheeler Jens Pulver proved himself against many of the top names in the sport Pulver officially retired from MMA in 2013 with a pro MMA record of 27 wins and 19 defeats against some of the top fighters of an entire era. Now working for the UFC Twitch broadcast, Pulver was visibly emotional by the induction.