The Father of MMA

By | September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Godfathers of MMA, MMA, MMA History, MMA Pioneers, who invented mma|Tags: |

Who's the father of modern MMA? The answer might surprise you... Dana White credits Bruce Lee as the father of mixed martial arts, while countless Zuffa Zombies [...]

CV Caliguri & Viola Productions

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: Godfathers of MMA, MMA, MMA History, MMA Pioneers, who invented mma|Tags: , , , |

    CV Productions CV (Caliguri & Viola) Productions is the first mixed martial arts MMA company in America, established in 1979.  The Pittsburgh, PA based corporation [...]

Quotes

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: MMA History|Tags: , |

A collection of media quotes about the "Tough Guys" and the birth of an American sport--MMA 1980 definition of MMA:  "The bout proper consists of three-two minute [...]

Boxing vs MMA

By | August 26th, 2015|Categories: MMA|Tags: , , |

Boxing vs MMA, a saga that began in 1979... © Godfathers of MMA.  Used with permission.  All rights reserved. Afterword: By Bill Viola Jr. If you ask [...]

Tough Guy Top 10

By | August 26th, 2015|Categories: MMA|Tags: , |

Tough Guy Records Super Fighters League (SFL) produced: Sanctioned Competitions….…………..……..…………….10 Fighters………………..……………..……..……………......…132 Rounds…………….………………..…..............................396 Bouts………………………………..…………….….......……...134 Serious Injuries……………………..……………...…….…..0 Top 10 Ranked super fighters: 1980 Light Weight Super Fighters ranked by [...]

Tough Guy Contest

By | August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Godfathers of MMA, MMA History|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tough Guy Contest established 1979 by CV (Caliguri & Viola) Productions in Pittsburgh, PA. The idea of finding America’s ultimate style of fighter was actually created in [...]