MMA At 20: Japan’s Splintered Origins
By: Zach Arnold When it comes to reviewing the last 20 years of history on the
Japanese MMA scene, there is one name predominantly involved from
MMA at 20: Martial Law
By: Todd Martin No rules, no scores and no time limits: this was how the Ultimate
Fighting Championship presented itself when running its first event
MMA at 20: Fool’s Gold Graveyard
By: Brian Knapp In the two decades since the Ultimate Fighting Championship was
unveiled in Denver on Nov. 12, 1993, rivals have come and gone.
MMA at 20: New York State of Mind
By: Mike Whitman Nearly two years after the Ultimate Fighting Championship debuted
on pay-per-view, the organization made its first and only trip to
New York on...
MMA at 20: Reality Check
By: Tristen Critchfield Shortly after UFC 160 concluded, Ultimate Fighting Championship
President Dana White gave the floor to a man who had not competed
in nearly 10 months.
Ken Shamrock: I was Shocked at How ‘Real’ UFC 1 Was
Talking with Jeff Sherwood, Ken Shamrock describes his look of
amazement as he watched Gegard Gordeau eject Teila Tuli’s teeth
with a soccer...
Ken Shamrock on Controversy From UFC 1 Loss to Royce Gracie
Ken Shamrock discusses the controversies behind his submission loss
to Royce Gracie at UFC 1 with Jeff Sherwood.
Sitdown With a Legend: Royce Gracie 20 Years After UFC 1
Sherdog.com Executive Editor Greg Savage talks with UFC 1 champion
Royce Gracie: My Path Through the UFC 1 Tournament
Royce Gracie walks Sherdog.com Executive Editor Greg Savage through
all three of his fights at UFC 1.
MMA at 20: Going Mainstream
By: Todd Martin How mixed martial arts and pop culture formed their symbiotic
Ancient Matchmaking: Casting UFC 1
Art Davie talks to Jordan Breen in regards to how the combatants of
UFC 1 were selected.
MMA at 20: MMA in the Media
By: Jack Encarnacao From pay-per-view sideshow to network television ...
By: Jordan Breen Women have always faced an uphill climb in combat sports, but MMA
may have finally given them the outlet they have long sought.
UFC Co-Founder: The Original Concept Revealed
Ultimate Fighting Championship co-founder Art Davie tells
Sherdog.com how the original plans for the UFC were laid out.
Art Davie: My Perception of the UFC 1 Fights
Few had a better seat for the first Ultimate Fighting Championship
than co-founder Art Davie.
On Top of Royce Gracie at UFC 4, Dan Severn Had Eye on Helio Gracie & Towel
By: Sherdog.com Staff The UFC turns 20 years old this month.
Sherdog Rewind: Dan Severn’s Road from Amateur Wrestling to the UFC
By: Sherdog.com Staff November marks the UFC’s 20th anniversary, and any trip down memory
lane must include Dan Severn.
Dan Severn Reflects on UFC 9: I Stuck to My Game Plan
By: Sherdog.com Staff “It was the greatest psychological warfare match ever thought up. …
You had 10,000 people in the arena. Ken is basically more of a...
UFC 1 Executive Producer Campbell McLaren Recalls First Event
Campbell McLaren had no idea what he was getting into with UFC 1.
MMA’S Cold War: The UFC vs. Pride Fighting Championships
By: Tony Loiseleur Speak to mixed martial artists who were active in the early 2000s,
and many will reminisce about how amazing the sport was in Japan.
Former UFC Executive Producer Reflects on Rules, Spectacles & More
The early UFCs were a learning experience to say the least.
You’re Insulting My Sensei: How Ron Van Clief Got in the UFC
By: Sherdog.com Staff “He had these three giant devotees with him, these three goony guys
[screaming], ‘You’re insulting my sensei! You’re insulting my...
The Meeting That Helped Bring Jim Brown to the UFC Commentating Booth
By: Sherdog.com Staff “Jim was doing a lot of gang work, helping stop gang violence. He
invited me out to his house, not telling me he was holding a
By: Jack Encarnacao Since the birth of the UFC, there has been a head stream of
evolutions for mixed martial artists and the training in which they
Zane Frazier: My Fight at UFC 1
Zane Frazier breaks down his match at UFC 1 with Dave Mandel.
MMA At 20: Little Dragon, Big Legacy
By: Mike Whitman Some might scoff at the idea of a martial artist with no verifiable
competition record being called the Father of Mixed Martial Arts,
Zane Frazier: Why I Was Invited to Fight at UFC 1
Zane Frazier tells Sherdog.com's Dave Mandel how he was invited to
compete at UFC 1.
Clash of the Styles: Inoki vs. Ali
By: Mike Whitman Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki squared off in a clash of styles on
June 26, 1976.
Vale Tudo: A Rich, Storied & Complex Past
By: Marcelo Alonso The history of vale tudo can be traced back to 1914, when “Conde
Koma” Mitsuyo Maeda landed on the shores of Porto Alegre, Brazil,
The Birth of the Kimura
By: Mike Whitman A family originally known for its seemingly unbeatable style and
fighting dominance might just be most revered for a famous loss.
MMA At 20: The Building Blocks
By: Mike Whitman While contemporary mixed martial artists practice a highly
synthesized hybrid form of combat, the early days of the sport saw
Teila Tuli: Still ‘Heartbroken’ 20 Years After UFC 1
UFC 1 participant Teila Tuli discusses his role in MMA history with
Sherdog.com's Greg Savage.
Rorion Gracie: How the UFC Was Born
UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie discusses the sport’s lineage with
Sherdog Rewind: Looking Back at Kimo’s Cross, Royce Gracie & More
By: Sherdog.com Staff “No Holds Barred: Evolution” author Clyde Gentry recently joined
the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Rewind” show to reflect on the UFC’s...
How Keith Hackney Earned His Spot in the UFC
By: Sherdog.com Staff “There were a few times, believe it or not, that [UFC matchmaker]
Art Davie would have his own impromptu matches, that whoever won
Why the Gracies Came to the US
UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie talks with Jordan Breen.
Sherdog Rewind: Stories from UFC 3-6
By: Sherdog.com Staff With the UFC’s 20th anniversary taking place in November, “No Holds
Barred: Evolution” author Clyde Gentry joined the Sherdog Radio...
Let There Be Fight
By: Joseph Santoliquito The Ultimate Fighting Championship was born on Nov. 12, 1993 in
Denver. This is the story of how it happened.
Gerard Gordeau: Why I Bit Royce Gracie at UFC 1
Gerard Gordeau tells Sherdog.com’s Greg Savage why he bit Royce
Gracie at UFC 1.
Plan Was for Rickson Gracie, Not Royce Gracie, to Fight in Early UFCs
By: Sherdog.com Staff “Make no mistake, Rorion [Gracie] controlled Royce. Even when I
interviewed Royce, Rorion insisted on being on the line. Anything
Gerard Gordeau: Stories from UFC 1
The UFC held its first event 20 years ago this November.
Sherdog Rewind: Clyde Gentry Discusses the UFC’s Beginning
By: Sherdog.com Staff With November and the UFC’s 20th anniversary drawing near, the
Sherdog Radio Network’s “Rewind” show and host Jack Encarnacao are...
Rewind Look Back: Mike Chiapetta UFC's 151-166
Jack Encarnacao is back for the final installment of the Sherdog
Radio Network "Rewind" look back series. Joining him to close out
the series is...
Rewind Look Back: Luke Thomas, Ben Fowlkes UFC's 131-150
Jack Encarnacao is back for another installment of the "Rewind"
look back series. Joining him to recap UFC's 131-150 were MMA
Rewind Look Back: John Pollock UFC's 121-130
On this edition of the look back series from the Sherdog Radio
Network's "Rewind" program Jack Encarnacao welcomes in The Fight
Rewind Look Back: Ariel Helwani UFC's 111-120
On this edition of the look back series from the Sherdog Radio
Network's "Rewind" program Jack Encarnacao welcomes in
Rewind Look Back: Jonathan Snowden UFC's 101-110
Jack Encarnacao welcomes in MMA journalist Jonathan Snowden on this
installment of the "Rewinds" look back series. Jack and Jonathan
Rewind Look Back: Jon Anik UFC's 91-100
Jack Encarnacao is back for another installment of the SRN
"Rewind's Look Back" series. This time Jack sits down with UFC
play-by-play man Jon...
Rewind Look Back: Todd Martin UFC's 81-90
Jack Encarnacao returned to the Sherdog Radio Network for another
installment of "The Rewind" special look back at 20 years of the
Rewind Look Back: Jordan Breen UFC's 71-80
Sherdog.com Administrative Editor Jordan Breen joined Jack
Encarnacao on this edition of the "Rewind Lookback" special report.
On this edition...
Rewind Look Back: MMA Junkie's Dann Stupp UFC's 61-70
Jack Encarnacao is back for another installment of the "Rewind'"
look back on 20 years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On
Rewind Look Back: Greg Savage UFC's 51-60
Jack Encarnaco is back on the Sherdog Radio Network for another
edition of the Sherdog Radio Network “Rewind.” Encarnacao welcomes
Rewind Look Back: Josh Gross, TJ De Santis UFC's 31-50
On this edition of the "Rewind" Jack Encarnacao returns to the
Sherdog Radio Network. On this edition of the show Jack takes a
look back at...
Rewind Look Back: Jeff Sherwood UFC's 21-30
The Sherdog Radio Network "Rewind" continued it's look back at
twenty years of Ultimate Fighting Championship history. On this
edition of the...
Rewind Look Back: Dave Meltzer UFC 11-20
The Sherdog Radio Network "Rewind" continues its painstaking
journey through UFC history by shedding light on the so-called
"Dark Ages" of the...
Rewind Look Back: Clyde Gentry UFC 6-10
Part two of Jack Encarnacao's look back with Clyde Gentry on UFC's
Rewind Look Back: Clyde Gentry UFC 1-5
With the 20th anniversary of the first Ultimate Fighting
Championship fast approaching, the Sherdog Radio Network "Rewind"
is endeavoring to...
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