A Visual History of the UFC


A visual representation of the history of the UFC


  • Kevin Nguyen

Founder of Brazilian Jujitsu
Helio Gracie developed Brazilian Jujitsu from the newaza aspect of Judo as a martial art meant for controlling one's opponent using a number of techniques to force them in submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

The First Ultimate Fighter
The very first UFC event was held on November 12th 1993 by the Gracie Family to prove to the world that their martial art was the best in the entire world. They accomplished this with an 8 man tournament over the course of a night in which Royce…

The Referee
John Mccarthy legitimized MMA as a sport by writing the Unified Rules of MMA.