MMA Origins – American Experiments on Bloody Elbow

Those of you that have been reading this blog for a while will know how much we love Bloody Elbow, in particular their “MMA Origins” series of articles.

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The latest instalment, American Experiments gives us a bit of the history behind early martial arts interest in the states and how it fitted in around the more established arts of freestyle wrestling and boxing. Of course there is the obligatory look into the infamous Inoki vs Ali match up, which is usually cited as the first ever mixed style fight. However it’s also nice to see them go into the earlier Gene LeBell fight against boxer Milo Savage.

Check it out, and feel its awesomeness absorb into your brain cavities.

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