Archives for Gerard Gordeau

1993: And in the beginning, the written word

The train of Gracie's that headed towards the cage at UFC 1 stretched back 50 years to Brazil. But the origins of the UFC can be traced back to a single article in which the author never saw a residual check.

The biggest moments in UFC's 20-year history

A look back at the changes and the moments that built UFC from the answer to the most basic childhood question to an international sport.

UFC Almost Chose Gator-Filled Moat Over Octagon

Ultimate Fighting Championship is approaching its twentieth anniversary with UFC 167 live from Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 16, 2013. According to UFC co-founder Rorian Gracie, UFC almost decided on an alligator-filled moat instead of the famous Octagon.

Where are they now: UFC 1's Gerard Gordeau

It's been 20 years since the original UFC, and it was a battle of fates in the finals of that eight-man tournament in Denver. Gerard Gordeau may not have beaten Royce Gracie, but the Dutchman holds a unique place in UFC history.

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Old school review - UFC 1 w/ Fight Nerd & Zane

The Fight Nerd and Zane Simon take you back to the past with a look back at the mess that was UFC 1!

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