Episode eight follows the story of the very first super fight between Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie and what the consequences of the result and addition of new rules meant for the future of MMA
This week we follow the story of UFC 4 to see whether Royce Gracie can restore the honor of the Gracie family and recapture glory in the tournament. Standing in his way however is another legend of MMA, Dan ‘The Beast’ Severn. Will Gracie be able to do the impossible again and win against a larger opponent or will the first legitimate wrestler in MMA be able to stop him.
This week we follow the ‘strange’ goings on at UFC 3 billed as the rematch between Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock. Can the Gracie family continue to insert their dominance or will Shamrock or even another threaten their supremacy.
This week we travel across the Pacific to Japan to look at the events that surrounded Rickson Gracie as he competed in Vale Tudu Japan in 1994 as well as the cult documentary made about him Choke
This week we plot the lives and legacy of two Godfathers of MMA Carlos and Helio Gracie who invented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; plot their fighting careers and impact that they had on the sport to come.
We begin by attempting to identify what is Mixed Martial Arts and when did it begin, traveling from 498 BC to 1993 in one episode beginning with the Greeks through to the Romans, Medieval Age, 18th Century wrestling into the 1900’s, Vale Tudo, televised mixed style fights right up to UFC 1.