MMA Classic: Carlson Gracie vs. Waldemar Santana (1955)

Check out this awesome footage of the legendary fight between Carlson Gracie and Waldemar Santana.  This fight went down in 1955 before the word “mixed martial arts” even existed.  Back then it was simply referred to as vale tudo, which translates roughly to “anything goes”.  Gracie and Santana are both considered pioneers of modern day MMA, and this fight is one of the first times a member of the Gracie family fought without wearing the traditional gi.  It is truly amazing to see just how far the sport has come in such a short time.

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