MMA History for the Holidays

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For Boxing Day, a celebration of Britain's feudal past, I thought I'd share my aging MMA History series. I wasn't as diligent as planned in 2010, only adding two installments, but I swear I'll do more this year!

Read a few you might learn something!

I: UFC 1 Pancrase meets BJJ

II: The Ur-Brazilian MMA Feud: BJJ vs Luta Livre and the Style They Never Saw Coming

III: More on Japan

IV: Rickson Brings Jiu Jitsu Back to Japan

V: The Reign of Royce

VI: A Dutch Detour

VII: A New Phase in the UFC

VIII: From Russia With Leglocks

IX: Strikers Attack

X: The Reign of the Wrestlers

XI: Carlson Gracie's Mighty Camp

XII: End of the UFC Glory Days

XIII: Coleman Gets His Kicks

XIV: Boom and Bust in Brazil

XV: Pancrase, RINGS, and Shooto 1996

XVII: The Lion's Den Roars

XVIII: The Losses of Luta Livre

XVI: Rico Chiapparelli and the RAW Team

XIX: The Humbled PRIDE of Nobuhiko Takada

XX: Kazushi Sakuraba and Frank Shamrock Emerge at Ultimate Japan

XXI: The Amazing UFC Championship Run of Frank Shamrock

XXII: Catch Wrestling and Kazushi Sakuraba's Early PRIDE Run

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