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Chuck Norris talks Rorion Gracie & UFC 1

Martial arts legend and actor Chuck Norris talks about the time he had an invitation to invest in the UFC from Rorion Gracie.

19 years ago today -- UFC 1

Today is the 19th anniversary of the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship, held in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993. Bloody Elbow looks back at UFC 1.

Chuck Norris and BJJ in the US

Recently a video has appeared on YouTube of Chuck Norris presiding over a Las Vegas Gracie Jiu Jitsu seminar in 1988. This video captures a moment in time in which Norris played a pivotal role in the growth of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the United States. But key facts are gotten wrong in this video, this article gets into the real story of how Chuck Norris helped spread Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Video: Korean Zombie Vs. Dustin Poirier Gracie Breakdown Featuring UFC Founder Rorion Gracie

In a special edition of Gracie Breakdown, Rener and Ryron are joined by their brother Ralek and their father, Rorion Gracie, a 9th Degree Red Belt, who is also the founder of the UFC. They break down the exciting UFC on FUEL TV 3's headlining bout between the 'Korean Zombie', Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier

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.

NBC First Look at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

NBC First Look at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

MMA Origins: The Gracie Challenge

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

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