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Renzo Gracie, Eugenio Tadeu and the riot that got MMA banned in Rio de Janeiro

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MMA is a popular sport in Brazil today, but that wasn’t the scenario back after Pentagon Combat in 1997.

The sport was still growing, and the events basically matched fighters to defend their martial arts inside a ring. Jiu-jitsu dominated the scene, but the luta livre competitors wanted their revenge for their losses six years before. Pentagon Combat was created to feature more classic battles between jiu-jitsu and luta livre on Sept. 27 of that year, but the night didn’t end well...

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Post #1   9/30/13 8:40:13AM   

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To save anyone the grueling trouble that I went through, there is only a nanosecond of footage of any brawl and it is right near the very end of the clip around the 22 minute mark.

Post #2   9/30/13 10:27:05PM   

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Posted by Sir_Karl

To save anyone the grueling trouble that I went through, there is only a nanosecond of footage of any brawl and it is right near the very end of the clip around the 22 minute mark.

Yep...no gunshots heard of lights going out

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Post #3   9/30/13 11:19:17PM