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Judo Chop: The Gracie Stomp and Distance Closing

Ben Thapa takes a look at the Gracie stomp, made famous by Royce Gracie at UFC 1 and subsequent tournaments, and the counters, variants and the overall goal of controlling distance in a fight.

Rickson Judo Chop

Rickson Gracie is a legend to most MMA fans. See his near mythical grappling in action and see how his mastery of fundamentals made him a near unstoppable force.

MMA Origins: UFC 1

In a ploy to create more awareness of Jiu Jitsu, Rorion Gracie creates the Ultimate Fighting Championship, intended to be a infomercial of jiu jitsu. Inadvertently he and his fellow promoters spark an American interest in MMA that is still growing.

MMA Origins: The Gracie Challenge

A look at the arrival of the Gracies and MMA to the United States in the 1980's

MMA History for the Holidays

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

Old School UFC Legend Oleg Taktarov Talks About Steroids

Old School UFC Legend Oleg Taktarov Talks About Steroids

The USA TODAY/Bloody Elbow Top 50 MMA Fights in History II: 1996-1997

The USA TODAY/Bloody Elbow Top 50 MMA Fights in History II: 1996-1997

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

Snapshot of the Day: Demian Maia and the Gracies

Snapshot of the Day: Demian Maia and the Gracies

Quote of the Day: Troy Polamalu Discusses MMA

Troy Polamalu talks about being a fan of MMA.

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