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IA:  1979-1983 Meet CV (Caliguri and Viola) Productions.  Long before the world was introduced to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the “sport” of mixed martial arts had   already made headlines.  It’s been the best kept secret in MMA; that is until now… “The biggest fight event of

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ones:  The Firsts Over a decade before the UFC shocked the world November 12, 1993 in Denver Colorado, mixed martial arts made its debut in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Godfathers of MMA is a mixed martial arts inspired history book that reveals the untold story and sets the record stra

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  • A legitimate jab at boxing--the league was hand built to compete them at the box office. It’s a shame it played out the way it did. They [Caliguri and Viola] were obviously ahead of their time.

    Larry Hunter
  • These guys came within an eyelash of a billion dollar payday. The UFC owes Pennsylvania politicians a big pat on the back because without them, they wouldn’t be in business today.

    Tim Zontek
  • Incredible to think a mixed martial arts revolution began in 1979... we just didn't know about it.

    Rocky Whatule, Zanshin Martial Arts


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