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The First MMA fight in history

The first MMA Fight: March 20th 1980 New Kensington, PA

CV Productions, Inc., is a Pittsburgh, PA based mixed martial arts company, founded in 1979. It is considered the first MMA based company in the United States and responsible for creating the blueprint for modern mixed martial arts competition. The company promoted the first mainstream league of mixed martial arts style competitions beginning in 1980 with the intention of creating a new sport.  Regulated Mixed martial arts competitions were first introduced in the United States by CV Productions, Inc. The first competition named Tough Guy Contest was held on March 20, 1980, in New Kensington, PA. Later that year the company renamed the brand to “Super Fighters.”

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The World Martial Arts Fighting Association (WMAFA) sanctioned all CV Productions events.  This was the first regulatory body for mixed martial arts and oversaw the “Super Fighters League (SLF).

Modern MMA

The Origin of an American Sport:  Setting the record straight:

The information provided on this site is collected in an effort to preserve the historical integrity of modern mixed martial arts as a sport in Pennsylvania and throughout The United States. We commend the efforts of many groups and individuals who have paved the way for the sport. The UFC has done a remarkable job marketing MMA to the world, and should be commended for those accomplishments. However some myths and missing parts of history exist, and are open for debate. Below are facts presented in a manner to help educate and fill in the blanks to missing parts of modern MMA history.

The most well known MMA Fight happened over a decade later:

Date: November 12, 1993:  The Ultimate Fighting Championship was the first mixed martial arts event by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), held at the McNichols Sports Arena