if you had to place one person with each fighting style, who would be the representative for their style.......so who was the first to use it effectivly, or who was the early fac or representative for the style
example: BJJ= gracie family
so who are the rest
Boxing-I don't remember his name off the top of my head, but the guy who faced Royce Gracie in (I think) UFC 1 and fought with a boxing glove on one hand
There was no high level Judo in UFC 1. A lot of people feel like that's the case because Judo deals with the ground game and they wanted to be able to showcase how far ahead BJJ is on the ground. A judoka represented a threat to that.
Art Jimmerson was the boxer, but he wasn't a great boxer.
Kickboxing: Bas Rutten/Maurice Smith
brawler-tank(not sure its a style)
Fat guy style : Emmanuel Yarborough !!! lol
Jesus entrance Style : Kimo Leopoldo !! lol
tank represented the bar style of fighting
R.I.P Fighting Styles:Greg "Ranger" Scott(0-1 UFC)
For Judo the only guy I can think of was Remco Pardoel. Unless he was Jiu-Jitsu? Can't remember.
I'll give who I think was the first (not necessarily the best) per the original question:
wrestling: Dan Severn
judo: surprisingly nobody was actually effective that I can remember before Hidehoki Yoshia
muay thai (and kickboxing, not sure why these were separated): Bas Rutten
boxing/striking: Marco Ruas
sambo: Oleg Taktarov
judo nakumara kamura spelling is not right