MMA History

The rules and origins of Pancrase

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The origins, history and rules from the early days of Pancrase circa 1993 featuring legends such as the Shamrock brothers, Bas Rutten and Masakazu Funaki.

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OSMMA Review: UFC 9 - Worst UFC main event ever?

The Old School MMA Review is back, as we sit through UFC 9 and do our best to survive the abomination that is Dan Severn VS Ken Shamrock 2! Plus, Don Frye, Gary Goodridge, and a Steve Corino...

A look at the fights from the 1st Pancrase

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Come take a trip down MMA History lane. First up is the inaugural Pancrase event, featuring popular names like Bas Rutten, Ken Shamrock and Masakazu Funaki and FULL fight videos courtesy of the...

Bas Rutten still wishes he'd had a shot at 1 guy

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He was UFC Heavyweight champ and the long-time King of Pancrase but Bas Rutten still wishes he'd gotten his shot at the man everyone considered the best of their era.

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The beating that inspired Putin to pay out $150K

Before he became the Bellator champ, Alexander Shlemenko beat the holy crap out of American Anthony Ruiz in Sochi, Russia. Vladimir Putin was in the audience was so touched by Ruiz' bravery that he...

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The legendary early days of 90s Texas MMA

Legacy FC HW Paul Buentello looks back at his early days in MMA in the USFW in Amarillo, TX in the 1990s where he competed against legends like Evan Tanner and Heath Herring.

Gods of War: Peter Aerts

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Known as "The Dutch Lumberjack" Peter Aerts was one of K-1's orginal fighters and with his combination of heart, toughness, and high kick knockouts, he would help raise the promotion to heights...

The Wrestling of Yoel Romero

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At UFC Fight Night 35, Yoel Romero takes the cage against Derek Brunson. Bloody Elbow wrestling specialist Mike Riordan takes a look at his past achievements in amateur wrestling.

The most important UFC stats of 2013 infographic

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Stats, facts and figures summing up the year in fights for the UFC, with an infographic displaying the most important numbers and charts.

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