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MMA Origins: Bas Rutten Reigns in Pancrase

In this installment of MMA Origins, T.P. Grant looks at the evolution of fighters in the mid-90's and the first fighters to find success by using a variety of skill sets, focusing on Bas Rutten's title run in the Japanese Pancrase promotion.

Karl Gotch Week: Rest In Peace Kamisama, 'God Of Wrestling' 1924 - 2007

Karl Gotch Week continues on the anniversary of his death on July 28th, 2007. KJ Gould reminds us of the importance of Gotch and pays tribute to the arguable forefather of Japanese Mixed Martial Arts and resurgence of Catch Wrestling.

Karl Gotch Week: Yoshiaki Fujiwara And The Tradition Of Submission

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Gotch's best student and the only man to be endorsed by Gotch in his style of Catch Wrestling. Find out Fujiwara's influence in Shoot Style Wrestling as a preface to Japanese MMA

Karl Gotch Week: Satoru Sayama, Shooto And The Style Of Japanese Catch Wrestling

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at how his Catch Wrestling student Satoru Sayama would form perhaps the first MMA promotion in the world Shooto, which also became a hybrid martial arts style that has influenced past UFC champions.

Karl Gotch Week

From July 23rd to July 29th, it's Karl Gotch Week at Bloody Elbow. Find out more about one of the lesser known but equally important forefathers of Mixed Martial Arts, Catch Wrestling and Submission Grappling.

Five Years Ago: UFC Purchases Pride Fighting Championships

A look back at the UFC's purchase of Pride FC five years ago today.

UFC 144: Dana White Wants You To Know The UFC Didn't Kill PRIDE

Dana White discusses PRIDE and the fact that the UFC did not kill the promotion.

Report: Satoshi Ishii Suffered Cerebral Edema Against Fedor Emelianenko, MMA Career May Be Over

Reports from Japan indicate that Satoshi Ishii may have suffered injuries against Fedor Emelianenko that will force his retirement from MMA

Tim Sylvia, Josh Barnett Returning To Pro Wrestling On New Year's Eve

Tim Sylvia and Josh Barnett return to the world of pro wrestling on New Year's Eve.

Doo Ho Choi Knocks Out Mitsuhiro Ishida at DEEP 56

Video and a recap of Doo Ho Choi's knockout of Mitsuhiro Ishida at DEEP 56.

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