September 9, 1995 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA

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"The Polar Bear" competed for the UFC through multiple tournaments in 1995 and 1996, becoming a fan favorite.

Roberto Leitao, former coach of Marco Ruas, Pedro Rizzo and ‘Babalu’ Sobral, dies of COVID-19 in Brazil


Roberto Leitao trained the likes of Marco Ruas, Pedro Rizzo and Renato Sobral in the early vale tudo days in Brazil.

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Rio de Janeiro finally has a place to pay homage to martial arts legends from the past and present.

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