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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)

Maeda Jiu Jitsu

Mitsuyo Maeda (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

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Vale Tudo

gracie kimura

Kimura vs Gracie


Mas Oyama

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Gene LeBell vs Milo Savage

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Bruce Lee Era

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Ali vs Inoki

who invented mma

First Mixed Martial Arts Company in America -1979

CV Productions Inc.  Pittsburgh, PA 1979

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Pittsburgh MMA



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Zuffa Era

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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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UFC sold to WME IMG. Jul 11, 2016 VIA 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

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 exhibit featured at the Heinz …

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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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