UnderGround Forums Rarest taped event?MMA Holy Grail?

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Master Soronaka's number one pupil, Bart Vale, must face Swiss sensation, Andy Hug, and Cro Cop faces off against Jerome Le Banner.

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Completely loaded card with Stan the Man, Tamura, Pedro Rizzo, Andy Hug, and more!

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Here is a version of the 11-25-95 Absolute FIghting Championship with Japanese Commentary.

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Volk Han has a great match with TK, and Tamura is punished for losing a shoot to Valentijn Overeem...

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One of the most underrated fighters/Shoot- wrestlers of all time, Hiromitsu Kanehara, debuts for Rings.

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Very Rare....RINGS Austraila!

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Mikhail Ilyuhin manages to go several matches without sticking his chin into anyone's eye.

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Alexandre "Soca" De Freitas, and Robin Gracie face off in the finals...

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Lots of stars in this one... Renzo Gracie, Matt Hume, John Lewis, and Frank Trigg, are a few....

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Carlos Newton! Rodrigo Gracie...Adrian Serrano.

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Vale Tudo legend, and RNC expert, Rafiel Torre, makes his ADCC debut agaisnt  Bueau Hershberger. Also, Oleg Taktarov, Ricardo Alves, Mario Sperry, Elvis Sinosic, and Larry Parker make the rounds....

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A young Ricco Rodriquez embarrases his competition with his winning ways!

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Benny "The Jet" Urquidez takes on Kunimatsu Okao in a footfighting bout.

6/5/20 12:00 AM
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Branko Cikatic must have a fresh faced Ernesto Hoost, to decide who will be the bearer of the WMTA World Muay Thai Title

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Antonio Inoki continues his descent into MMA madness, as he hosts his inagural Inoki-Bom-Ba-Ye event on 12-31-00

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Aerts, Hug, Cikatic, Stan the Man!

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mbetz1981 -

Here is a rare one... Cung Le goes on the warpath, and after demolishing Mark Coleman....Maurice Smith tries his hand at DRAKA!

wasn't that the draka event that the Frenchman suffered terminal injuries and died later that night?

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Sweet mother... you could hit this forum over the head with the rarest, and it would shrug these days.

First off.. big thanks to mbetz1981........ is anyone going to challenge the new king of tape traders?

Second.. wow... Draka V.. . another rare splurged upon the peasants. ... Cung Lee looked great.

Third... Tent Tumble 1 & 2... I wont lie, its my personal grail, but everyone else has it. There was a small clip of TT1 online for many years... Is the HA influence what keeps people scared?

Sad to think that only Tito vs Murray, or Rickson vs. Anjo would wake this place up, while mbetz1981 dropping serious gems in the meantime.

Many, many thanks Mbetz... damn I wish you could get the kudos this place used to deliver in the prime years.

DUNK1
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mbetz1981 has contributed some incredible footage to this forum but as you say, the modern era fans only care about Twitter quarrels and the latest McGregor fight.  Do you have Varelan's fight from Rings against Vrij?  Also, his fight in Pancrase?  Would like to put together a highlight for his entire career, only missing those two.

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de braco -
mbetz1981 -

Here is a rare one... Cung Le goes on the warpath, and after demolishing Mark Coleman....Maurice Smith tries his hand at DRAKA!

wasn't that the draka event that the Frenchman suffered terminal injuries and died later that night?

Wow...I think I vaguely remember something about this, but didn't realize that it was this event. I'm not sure the answer to this question, but I'll have to look into the shrowded haze that is the past....

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Agreed, respect to mbetz1981.

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DUNK1 - Sweet mother... you could hit this forum over the head with the rarest, and it would shrug these days.

First off.. big thanks to mbetz1981........ is anyone going to challenge the new king of tape traders?

Second.. wow... Draka V.. . another rare splurged upon the peasants. ... Cung Lee looked great.

Third... Tent Tumble 1 & 2... I wont lie, its my personal grail, but everyone else has it. There was a small clip of TT1 online for many years... Is the HA influence what keeps people scared?

Sad to think that only Tito vs Murray, or Rickson vs. Anjo would wake this place up, while mbetz1981 dropping serious gems in the meantime.

Many, many thanks Mbetz... damn I wish you could get the kudos this place used to deliver in the prime years.

DUNK1

Thanks again for the kind words. You, and the few others that actually care about these, are the reason I keep putting them up. I'm glad that there are still some that appreciate it! It is however another piece of evidence that this "sport" will always be a niche endeavor that flirts with mainstream appeal every now and then, when a charismatic star emerges, but was never destined for anything more. I'm ok with that.

29 days ago
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nrallen -

mbetz1981 has contributed some incredible footage to this forum but as you say, the modern era fans only care about Twitter quarrels and the latest McGregor fight.  Do you have Varelan's fight from Rings against Vrij?  Also, his fight in Pancrase?  Would like to put together a highlight for his entire career, only missing those two.

I do have the fight between Virj and Varlens, and I think I probably already put it up, but I'll double check. The Pancrase event that he was on, could possibly be obtained.