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26-03-2008, 23:37
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Modern MMA in 20 clicks

1) Carlson Gracie vs Valdemar Santana
Among the roots of MMA available on the Internet, this vídeo from 1956 of Carlson Gracie in action is a gem; it’s so rare that not even Osvaldo Paquetá, the grandmaster’s cinematographer, collector and shield bearer, has it in his archives. The scenes, black and white, show a still archaic MMA, but one with the status of sport of the masses and guaranteed space in the country’s biggest newspapers…
carlson+gracie/video/x1gnxs_carlson_creation (http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/carlson+gracie/video/x1gnxs_carlson_creation)
2) Closed door challenges
Still on the MMA of old, a record of when the battles to take place in academies were called “challenges” is in order. In this one, legendary Rolls Gracie puts on a show of Jiu-Jitsu.
3) Wallid Ismail vs Eugenio Tadeau
In September of 1991, there was no kid in Rio de Janeiro, mainly, that didn’t know what Jiu-Jitsu was. All thanks to TV GLOBO network, which ended up getting caught up in the rivalry between those adept in the Gracies’ art and those of luta livre and muay thai. The climax was the dispute in the 1990’s, which started in the 1980’s – when there was a classic event in the Maracanazinho (see BOX “The images to see in slow motion”) – ended up being shown in a televised event, and shocked the public with the same intensity with which it conquered the young spectators.
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4 – Royce against the world
On November 12, 1993, of normal birth, accompanied by a Gracie train, modern MMA was born, by the hands and chokes of Royce.
5 – Rickson conquers Japan
With the promotion of Vale Tudo Japan Open, in 1994, it’s not just the name of the sport, in proper Portuguese, that conquers Japan. The feats of Rickson Gracie, from then on, would be etched into the imagination of Japanese fans, including in films like “Choke,” about what went on behind the scenes in the 1995 edition of the event. Three years after the Samurai’s first fight in Japan, the country would throw another unforgettable party to receive him again. They would call the event Pride.
6) Amaury Bitetti vs Mestre Hulk
In 1995, Bitetti was the first great defender of Jiu-Jitsu to hit the canvas, one night that left the Maracanazinho silenced and made the lesson clear to all that, to win in MMA, whoever it may be, the fighter has to bring it on hard the whole time. “The mood in the dressing room was one of celebration and I got caught up in it. I went in unfocused, ready to fight standing and I gave that opening for bad luck,” the Jiu-Jitsu champion explained later.
7) Mark Kerr vs Fabio Gurgel (1997)
As an ironic joke by the MMA gods, the age of the wrestler began in Sao Paulo, a time when big stars (like Randleman, Liddell, Tank Abbott and others) didn’t hesitate to go to Brazil for a good challenge, and good purses. “When Dan Severn and Don Frye won the Ultimate Fighting Championship, I became motivated to go into MMA, since I knew I was a better wrestler,” the muscular, 115kg Kerr would say. Broadcast on TV Bandeirantes channel, Kerr swept through his first two opponents in this tournament organized by Sergio Batarelli, till the final 30 min fight with the much lighter Gurgel.
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8) Weight categories
With the advent of weight categories, launched in the pioneer event Extreme Fighting on November 18th of 1995, in North Carolina, MMA begins to see stricter rules, with the mandatory use of gloves and greater respect for balanced fights. The lightweights, more agile and technical, were thankful – and went to battle.
9) The success of cross-training
Cross training started with the Cariocas Marco Ruas, Renzo Gracie and their boxing coach Claudinho Coelho, and Carlao Barreto and his kicks that undermined Randleman, had its symbolic moment in the USA with the defeat of Mark Coleman, to the kickboxer Maurice Smith at UFC 14, in 1997. “I learned to kick on the ground enough to make the fight return standing, where I use my kickboxing,” explained the underdog. But, his training partner Frank Shamrock, has a more profound explanation, which became famous: “Wrestlers will win till they face someone with a game that annuls theirs – or knows wrestling like them or is good at submissions. We opt to annul them,” he said, shortly before proving how efficient his style is in practice, against Igor Zinoviev, in 1998.
10) Rise of the Japanese
Yes, the Japanese also know how to fight on the ground, and the proof is in their most outlandish compatriot, with his masks, orange hair and shorts, his brilliance in the ring and his refined technique. Every Brazilian MMA fan learned to spell the name Sakuraba.
The peak of Sakuraba’s glory
After beating Royce and Renzo in 2000, the pro-wrestler form Takada Dojo confirmed his knack for beating Brazilians, which heated up the Japanese MMA market even more – and wracked the nerves of Brazilian fans who asked: “Who can beat this #$&*& Sakuraba?” or something like that…
12) Muay Thai’s self-affirmation
A bald guy with a terrifying look in his eye and the Chute Boxe flag swaying in his corner changes the panorama at Pride with a style of walk that only goes forward. And the Japanese gain a hero, as the doctors rescue Sak….
13) Mythical Minotauro
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was already good, but still wasn’t quite a legend. Bob Sapp changed all that…
14) Pride’s near monopoly
With the UFC’s financial doldrums, the Japanese market dominated MMA. In tits wake, a certain Russian with a face – and body – like a bartender rises meteorically…
15) The reign of the best in the world
Fedor Emelianenko deserves his own chapter in the history of modern MMA. A representative of sambo, Russia’s Jiu-Jitsu, he reached 26 wins only losing once, due to a cut, in 2000. Uncontestable idol, he is the fighter with the longest reign in a sport where winning and losing are the norm. Although Fedor cannot be measured only by cold numbers, they do impress: after facing many of the world’s best, he only left seven fights to the judges, with six knockouts and 13 submissions. Don’t judge him by the charisma he shows in this video, but by the damage he causes. Who will be next?
16) The GP era
The idea of the Grand Prix to rescue the charm of the Ultimate Fighting tournaments had already been picked up by the shrewd Japanese back in the days of Rings, and in Pride Mark Coleman took the title in 2000, and later Wanderlei in 2003. However, there had never been such a hotly disputed tournament as the middleweight GP of 2005, with the final between Shogun and Arona…
17) Return of the UFC
With the crisis at Pride, the recently crowned absolute GP champion of 2006, Mirko Cro Cop, didn’t think twice and was the first to pack his bags for the organization of powerful Dana White. He was welcomed hand, foot and shin by Napao.

18) Randy Couture’s consecration
At 44, the untiring Couture didn’t stop writing the history of the sport, and by announcing his departure form the UFC last October 11 he slammed the door shut, with declarations that Dana White had made financially “ridiculous” proposals to Fedor Emelianenko. “My career only makes sense to me now if I can face Fedor. Now he signed with another organization, I feel it’s time to leave and focus on other aspects of my career,” the Hollywood stunt double declared, referring to the contract the Russian signed with M-1. In the ring, the always proper Couture still made some noise…
19) Birth of the leagues
You thought the Justice League was fun? Well true heroes are beasts of flesh and blood like pitbull Andre Gusmao, current IFL champion, in the video that follows. With the high-level structure and fighters in teams captained by stars like Renzo, Pat Miletich, Marco Ruas, Ken Shamrock, among others, the events started to take place in the USA in a system similar to the NBA. The idea caught on such that it reached Brazil…
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20) The Europe of two faces
MMA doesn’t stop expanding and while Japan and the USA fight for the thickest market, countries like England and Russia (among others) rush to offer quality events. Take this example, a sudden knockout at Cage Rage by Anderson Silva – not for nothing, current champion of the UFC.
And the history of MMA, surely, continues…
5 historic beginnings
* Yoshihiro Nakao vs Heath Herring (2005)
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* Fedor vs Randleman (2004)
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* Fedor vs Arona nas regras do velho Rings (2000)
* Vitor Belfort vs Scott Ferrozzo (1997)
* First fight in the UFC (1993)
7 images to watch in slow motion
* Shogun vs Cyborg (2003)
* Wand vs Eugene Jackson (1999)
* Pelé vs Macaco (1996)
* Renzo vs Oleg Taktarov (1996)
* Wanderlei Silva’s debut, against Dilsinho (1996)
* Rickson vs Yuki Nakai (1995)
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• Draw between Fernando Pinduka vs Marco Ruas (1984)
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2ª parte: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdEi9TawCoM&mode=related&s

27-03-2008, 00:34
Thanks, lesje geschiedenis weer...:)