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Founder of Brazilian Jujitsu

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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.

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The First Ultimate Fighter

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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…

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The Referee

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

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The Zuffa Era

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In 2001 Dana White and the Fertitta Brothers bought the UFC for 2 Million dollars and contributed to the rise in popularity and mainstream attention to MMA.

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Transcending the Sport

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2 of MMA's biggest stars ever captured the attention of the world and transcended the sport of MMA. Ronda Rousey being the first Women's Bantamweight Champion looked nigh unstoppable during her reign. Conor Mcgregor walked the walk and talked the…

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