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MMA Origins

The history of MMA its evolution and origins… By Bill Viola Jr.  All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by …

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Judo Karate

Funakoshi (Karate) Kano (Judo)

Mitsuyo Maeda (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

Vale Tudo

Kimura vs Gracie

Mas Oyama

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Gene LeBell vs Milo Savage

Bruce Lee Era

Ali vs Inoki

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First Mixed Martial Arts Company in America -1979

CV Productions Inc.  Pittsburgh, PA 1979

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Pittsburgh MMA

Shooto

Zuffa Era

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Who really invented MMA mixed martial arts

Mixed Martial Arts History: Who invented mma and who created the “sport” of MMA in America are two different topics?  “It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or …

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MMA History

MMA Mixed Martial Arts History MMA Milestones: The Firsts Meet the Godfathers of MMA CV (Caliguri and Viola) Productions was the first MMA based promotional  company in American history, established …

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MMA Milestones

MMA milestones:  The Firsts Over a decade before the UFC shocked the world November 12, 1993 in Denver Colorado, mixed martial arts made its debut in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Godfathers of MMA …

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Who created the sport of MMA

Mixed Martial Arts History: Who really invented the “sport” of MMA in America?  “It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a phonograph, or …

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WME-IMG

UFC sold to WME IMG. Jul 11, 2016 VIA ESPN.com Darren Rovell and Brett Okamoto UFC has been sold for $4 billion in a deal announced Monday. Talent agency WME-IMG revealed …

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Tough Guys Doc Documentary Film

Now playing on Showtime network. Tough Guys Film / Doc / Documentary Shortly after the exclusive preview run of Godfathers of MMA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Robert Zullo stumbled upon the Tough Guys …

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Meet the Tough Guys MMA Pioneers

Meet the original Tough Guys who pioneered Mixed Martial Arts MMA Here are highlights from 1980 Tough Guy Contest show at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. Promoted by CV …

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Boxing isn’t dead… but it will be soon

If you ask most people who invented the telephone, chances are the answer would be Alexander Graham Bell.  Bell was the first to obtain the legal patent for the invention, …

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Tough Guys is Amazon #1 Best Seller

Congratulations to Bill Viola Jr. with the recent release and rise on the Amazon book charts.  On September 18th 2017, it is the #1 sports book and #1 martial arts …

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Best Selling MMA History Book

Best selling MMA History Book topping the Mixed Martial Arts Charts on Amazon Showtime documentary proves Pittsburgh-area early mixed martial arts fighters were ‘Tough Guys’ Sept. 15, 2017 -Maria Sciullo …

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Showtime

Showtime’s ‘Tough Guys’ documentary explores MMA’s early roots in 1980s Pittsburgh Showtime has a treat for MMA fans that debuts Friday on the premium-cable channel. “Tough Guys” is a 90-minute …

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MMA Family Tree

MMA Family Tree Timeline    Endeavor Era 2017 4 billion dollar price tag connor mcgregor Mainstream 2005 Ultimate Fighter on Spike saves UFC UFC-Zuffa Era 2001 moneitzed it Pride 1997 …

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MMA Timeline

MMA Timeline: The Roots of Mixed Martial Arts History The History of MMA Mixed Martial Arts Endeavor Era 2017 4 billion dollar price tag connor mcgregor Mainstream 2005 Ultimate Fighter …

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MMA Lineage history

MMA Lineage History During the early 20th century, various mixed-style contests and challenges took place throughout the Pacific rim, Japan, Taiwan and in the countries of the Four Asian Tigers. In 1980 CV Productions, …

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