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MMA Origins: Brazilian Warfare

A new generation of Gracies come of age in the middle of a full blown war between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Luta Livre

MMA Origins: Carlson Gracie Changes Vale Tudo

A look back at the early evolution of mixed martial arts and vale tudo fighting in Brazil with an emphasis on Carlson Gracie.

Renzo Gracie vs. Eugenio Tadeu and the Show Ending Riot

We get ready for UFC 134: Rio with a look at crazy fights in Brazilian MMA history, starting with Renzo Gracie vs. Eugenio Tadeu and a post fight riot.

Report: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young, Mark Scanlon vs. James Head Added to UFC 138

Two more additions to the UFC 138 card in Birmingham, England were reported today. Michihiro Omigawa will meet Jason Young in a featherweight bout, while Mark Scanlon and James Head will face off in welterweight action.

MMA History for the Holidays

A review of Bloody Elbow's award-winning MMA history series.

MMA Legend: Murilo Bustamante

Bloody Elbow looks at the legendary career of Murilo Bustamante.

The Top 50 MMA Fights in History: Pre-history and Rickson Gracie Edition

The Top 50 MMA Fights in History: Pre-history and Rickson Gracie Edition

The Losses of Luta Livre

This installment of Bloody Elbow's MMA history focuses on jiu jitsu's biggest rivals -- the Luta Livre fighters of Brazil.

The Ur-Brazilian MMA Feud: BJJ vs Luta Livre

I found a better video from one of the events that I referenced in yesterday's history lesson so here's Fabio Gurgel vs Denilson Maia of the classic BJJ vs Luta Livre battles from the 1991 "Desafio...

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