10 never before seen Gracie Challenge fights


The origins of the UFC lie directly in the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA. In an effort to promote his family's martial art, Rorion Gracie opened up the doors on Sunday, and let anyone come fight his students, with no rules.

In martial arts for a generation or more, most instructors told their student that Taekwondo/White Eyebrow Kung Fu/ThroPunKi/Ameridote was the most effective martial art. But no one ever actually tried it.

A student at the Gracie Academy, Art Davie, thought the challenges would make compelling viewing, and put together two video tapes of some of the matches. When the Gracie in Action tapes proved to be successful, they took the concept live, and called in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Now Rorion's sons Rener and Ryron have gone back into the vault, and released ten fights from the early 90s, featuring Lowell Anderson, Mark Baumeister, Joe Pardo, Fabio Santos, and Mauricio Zingano (RIP).

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In Limbo site profile image  

2/13/14 11:14 AM by In Limbo

i wish the MACHIDA recorded their BRUTAL victories against GJJ guys in these challenges in Brazil i  remember an interview with the machida brothers talking about how lyoto would "kick their asses" (gracie guys) in brazil in a FIGHT! interview   maybe someone can dig something up

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2/13/14 5:21 AM by House Boru

Awesome!^working my way through these classics. Musashi all up in it! love this place

Z NEDCMK1 site profile image  

2/12/14 8:39 AM by Z NEDCMK1

Yes!   Thank you.

ferox13 site profile image  

2/12/14 8:03 AM by ferox13

^Riccio's post on the UG... Here are the 2 threads: Royce Gracie you are in trouble... Royce and Robin....

ferox13 site profile image  

2/12/14 8:00 AM by ferox13

From: DamienRICCIO Date: 19-Jul-03 01:41 AM Member Since: 30-May-03 4 Total Posts Ignore User      Royce you have to quick call me for what you did to me with Robin and seven guys against me alone 5 hours ago. You are a coward. You need to be 9 guys to fight against me in the streets and you left cowardly and put on me no damage. But you made a big mistake by hitting my 14 years old brother. He is right now in hospital and if you don't call me today i will go to the police station and sue you and you will finish in jail. In france when you hit a 14 years old kid you are in serious trouble. So for all gracie fans who is the champion? me alone against 9 guys (including royce and robin) or royce hiting a 14 years old kid in the streets. right now all gracie are finished with what you did cowardly because the entire world will know what you did tonight. son of bitch damien RICCIO

ferox13 site profile image  

2/12/14 7:51 AM by ferox13

^LOL - that screen capture from the CCTV in bar is hilarious.

Z NEDCMK1 site profile image  

2/12/14 7:48 AM by Z NEDCMK1

Just google Damien Riccio and Robin Gracie, all the old threads come up.

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2/12/14 7:46 AM by Z NEDCMK1

Remember this?????????????????????????????????????????????  

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2/12/14 1:43 AM by ShoreBreaker420

Not one tittie anywhere