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|Years in sports|
1993 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
The following is a list of major noteworthy kickboxing events during 1993 in chronological order.
Before 2000, K-1 was considered the only major kickboxing promotion in the world.
|March 30||K-1 Sanctuary I||Tokyo, Japan||2,100||K-1's first event. At this time there were no unified rules in kickboxing; the rules used at this event would go on to be universally recognised.|
|April 30||K-1 Grand Prix '93||Tokyo, Japan||12,000||First ever K-1 World Grand Prix, a sixteen-man tournament featuring kickboxers of different nationalities and styles (such as full contact, muay Thai and karate).|
|June 25||K-1 Sanctuary III||Osaka, Japan||6,000|
|September 4||K-1 Illusion||Tokyo, Japan||13,500||First K-1 event to feature a women's fight.|
|October 2, 3||K-1 Illusion 1993 Karate World Cup||Osaka, Japan||Featured a sixteen-man Kyokushin rules tournament held over two days.|
|November 15||K-1 Andy's Glove||Osaka, Japan||2,100|
|December 29||K-2 Grand Prix '93||Tokyo, Japan||11,000||Featured an eight-man light heavyweight (76-79 kg/167-174 lbs) tournament.|
The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1993 in chronological order.
Before 1997, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was considered the only major MMA organization in the world and featured much fewer rules then are used in modern MMA.
|Date||Event||Alternate Name/s||Location||Attendance||PPV Buyrate||Notes|
|November 12||The Ultimate Fighting Championship||UFC 1: The Beginning||Denver, Colorado, United States||2,800||86,000||UFC's first event. This event was advertised to have "no rules" when in fact there were three main rules. This included, no biting, no eye-gouging, and no small joint manipulation. Fights could only end by knockout or submission.|