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ial Arts MMA Timeline Family Tree    Endeavor Era 2017 Mainstream 2005 UFC-Zuffa Era 2001 Pride 1997 UFC-SEG Era 1995 UFC- WOW Era 1993 Pancrase 1992 Shooto 1986 Tough Guy Law 1983 Tough Guys 1979 Ali vs Inoki 1976 Bruce Lee Early 1970s Gene LeBell vs Milo Savage 1963 Vale Tudo 1

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Tough Guys Doc

Guys Doc Set it Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The film chronicles the rise and fall of MMA before the UFC. The “Tough Guys” are coming to a screen near you.  The film, inspired by Godfathers of MMA, is set to debut in 2016.  Stay tuned for t

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First state to ban MMA

e Law The first state to ban MMA Mixed Martial Arts in America – Pennsylvania 1983   Most Mixed martial arts suffered a knockdown in 1983, over a decade before the UFC was created.  Causal mixed martial arts fans believe the sport of MMA was subject to legal ramifications i

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Dana Doubleday

eday The impact of the “Zuffa Myth” By Bill Viola Jr. Americans have always been smitten with folklore; be it Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, or Davey Crockett, we just can’t help ourselves. The national pastime is no different, full of guilty pleasures that seem harmless,

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Who created MMA? Meet the pioneers

created the modern sport of MMA. Meet the pioneers who established the first mixed martial arts company and league in American history.  This is CV Productions (Caliguri & Viola) highlights form 1979-1983  

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Super Fighters League (SFL)

hting was “Ultimate” it was “Super” The first mixed martial arts league in history was the SFL (Super Fighters League) Established in 1980 decades before the UFC would become a household name. See some of CV Productions accomplishments. CV (Caliguri and Viola)

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Tough Guy Contest

darasz, Director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum Tough Guy Contest http://journals.psu.edu/wph/article/viewFile/58821/58547   Tough Guys! It started with barroom boasting and has grown into a sport followed by millions on cable TV and in arenas nationwide. Frank Caligur

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Godfathers of MMA The Book

erve your copy of the new book Godfathers of MMA today! What do an NFL star, a United States Secret Service Agent, Sylvester Stallone’s bodyguard, and Muhammad Ali’s sparring partner all have in common?  They were all characters cast in America’s original “anything goes” reality fight

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Who is the father of MMA?

l father of modern mixed martial arts? We examine the complicated question. Who’s Your Daddy?  MMA style… Alexander Cartwright, James Naismith and Walter Camp all share a similar rite of passage, each has been honored as the “father” of their respective sports: Baseball, Basketb

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MMA History Book

of MMA The Book Godfathers of MMA is a new book that reveals the untold history of American mixed martial arts.  The first league in history, a decade before the UFC: CV (Caliguri and Viola) Productions was the first MMA based promotional company in American history, established in 1

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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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