who represented each style in early mma

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MFOTHER
10/11/08 12:24:55PM
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

wrestling
judo
mui thai
boxing/striking
kickboxing
etc
DCRage
10/11/08 12:37:19PM
Wrestling-Dan Severn
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
Shootfighting-Ken Shamrock
Jackelope
10/11/08 12:38:31PM
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.
juanez13
10/11/08 12:55:04PM
Wrestling: severn

Kickboxing: Bas Rutten/Maurice Smith

aaa9erh8er
10/11/08 1:49:20PM
karate-heith hakney
brawler-tank(not sure its a style)
tuvok500
10/11/08 2:22:48PM

Fat guy style : Emmanuel Yarborough !!! lol

Jesus entrance Style : Kimo Leopoldo !! lol





Gipper
10/11/08 2:24:47PM
tank represented the bar style of fighting
Khaos
10/11/08 3:11:10PM
R.I.P Fighting Styles:Greg "Ranger" Scott(0-1 UFC)
Biff_Tannen
10/11/08 4:47:20PM
For Judo the only guy I can think of was Remco Pardoel. Unless he was Jiu-Jitsu? Can't remember.
fullerene
10/11/08 10:19:19PM
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

bigbubbano23
10/13/08 3:42:51PM
judo nakumara kamura spelling is not right
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