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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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CV Productions MMA

CV (Caliguri and Viola) Productions Presents the Godfathers of MMA. The first mixed martial arts league in history (1979-1983). Mma Pioneers:  The Firsts CV (Caliguri and Viola) Productions was the …

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Jack Bodell

MMA Pioneer Jack Bodell Jack Bodell was contracted by CV Productions Inc. as a national MMA referee in 1979 and worked fights in New Kensington, Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Philadelphia and Greensburg along side …

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Jacquet Bazemore

Jacquet Bazemore, Referee Today we have Big John McCarthy, but in 1979 we had Big Jacquet Bazemore. Jacquet was a Pioneer of mixed martial arts and the first MMA referee …

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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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First Mixed Martial Arts Company in America -1979

CV Productions Inc.  Pittsburgh, PA 1979

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