The 50th Anniversary Of The First Ever MMA Fight With “Judo” Gene LaBell vs Milo Savage (Video)

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The UFC was started 20 years ago last month and that has been recognized by this generation as to when MMA first started. That isn’t true though as 50 years ago yesterday, an American judoka by the name of Gene LaBell responded to an advertisement in a magazine to face a boxer, Milo Savage.

LaBell and Savage battled at event in Salt Lake City, Utah pitting Judo vs Boxing, which would show which style is better. To celebrate the anniversary, the apparel company Roots of Fight made a documentary looking back at the history of the fight and what it means today.

The people at Roots of Fight sent us the video, which you can watch above as you will hear interviews from LaBell, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, MMA legend BJ Penn, referee John McCarthy, former world champion judoka AnnMaria Rousey DeMars and Paul Lazenby.

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Watch The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Weigh-Ins Live On BetweenTheRopes.com At 7 PM ET

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale takes place tomorrow night from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will feature the trilogy fight between lightweights Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz. The TUF finale fights with Julianna Pena vs Jessica Rakoczy in the women’s final and the men’s final will feature Davey Grant vs Chris Holdsworth.

To make the fights official, the weigh-ins will take place today at the same place the fights will be starting at 7 p.m. ET, which you can watch on BetweenTheRopes.com on the video stream above.

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WWE Survivor Series and Raw Fallout, John Cena and Randy Orton Unifying Titles at TLC

ortoncenaunifyBrian, Steve and Michael are back for the Between The Ropes Flagship video as they talk about the fallout from the WWE Survivor Series and Raw, the upcoming title unification match at the TLC pay-per-view between John Cena and Randy Orton, who they think will win as it stands right now, the rating for Raw on Monday, the favorite year for wrestling, wrestlers organically becoming stars and more,

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Nate Diaz Batters Donald Cerrone At UFC 141 (Video)

On Saturday night, Nate Diaz will headline The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale against Gray Maynard in lightweight action. This week, the UFC has been releasing videos featuring Diaz and Maynard.

Heading into UFC 141 in December of 2011, Diaz had won his first fight in his return to lightweight when he defeated Takanori Gomi at UFC 135 winning by first round submission. His opponent at UFC 141 Donald Cerrone was on the verge of a title shot heading into the fight having won his four fights in the UFC.

Watch the fight as Diaz landed a record number of punches in a dominating unanimous decision victory over Cerrone.

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Gray Maynard vs Nate Diaz TUF 18 Finale Video Preview

The UFC returns this week as The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale event takes place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. The main event will feature former two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard battling former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz for a third time.

The two battled first in a semifinal bout during the fifth season of TUF in 2007 with Diaz winning by submission. They met again at UFC Fight Night 20 in January of 2010 with Maynard winning by split decision.

Watch the video preview above explaining what led to Diaz and Maynard battling for a third time.

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Survivor Series 2013 Recap, Randy Orton and John Cena Leave with Titles

Michael and Steve move on without their fearless leader as they discuss Survivor Series 2013, what they think about the finish, the possibility of John Cena vs Randy Orton in a title unification match, how WWE desperately needs more good babyfaces, and whether or not CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan makes good sense for next year’s Wrestlemania.  Plus, they talk about the rising stock of young stars like Big E Langston and Roman Reigns, and what it would take to make both men main event superstars.

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Bobby Roode Attacks James Storm In A Bar

Bobby Roode and James Storm are supposed to square off tonight on TNA Impact Wrestling in a bullrope match in the TNA World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Roode got a step up on Storm heading into tonight’s match.

Roode attacked Storm from behind in an Orlando bar last night. TNA released two short videos showing the brutal attacks. TNA hasn’t stated whether Storm will still be competing tonight.

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Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks UFC 167 Video Highlights

UFC 167 took place on Saturday night with Georges St-Pierre defeating Johny Hendricks in the main event by a controversial split decision to retain the UFC welterweight title. In the video stream are the highlights from a very entertaining main event.

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Watch The First Three Fights Of UFC 167 On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 6:30 P.M. ET

UFC 167 takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his title against number one contender Johny Hendricks. The co-feature will have former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans facing off with two-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen.

Before we get the main card on pay-per-view and the premlinary fights on Fox Sports 1, you can watch the first three fights of UFC 167 on BetweenTheRopes.com starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on the video stream above. The first three fights are:

- Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley
- Will Campuzano vs. Sergio Pettis
- Cody Donovan vs. Gian Villante

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UFC 167 Q&A Video: Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Mark Coleman and Art Jimmerson Discuss UFC Early Days, Current UFC And More

Yesterday we aired the UFC 167 Q&A featuring UFC Hall of Famers Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Mark Coleman and UFC 1 participant Art Jimmerson. The legends discussed UFC 1, the early years of the UFC and the current state of the company today.

Watch the video above of the four participants.

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Watch the Entire Fight Of Chris Weidman Knocking Out Anderson Silva

The UFC all week has been releasing videos all week celebrating their 20th anniversary. The week will culminate at UFC 167 tonight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending against Johny Hendricks.

BetweenTheRopes.com has released a variety of fight videos and top countdown videos. In the final video that you can watch above, the UFC has released will feature the entire fight of Chris Weidman defeating Anderson Silva to capture the UFC middleweight title at UFC 162 in July.

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Rampage Jackson Knocks Out Joey Beltran (Video)

The question going into Bellator 108 was whether Quinton “Rampage” Jackson still had something left to offer the MMA world. Jackson had lost his last three fights in the UFC before becoming a free agent and signing with Bellator.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion was supposed to face Tito Ortiz on November 2, but Ortiz had to bow out of the fight due to injury. Stepping in for Ortiz was UFC veteran Joey Beltran with the fight taking place last night.

Jackson looked solid in the fight mixing in leg kicks, controlling the cage and landing jabs and hooks. With about 20 seconds Jackson landed a knee, got Beltran against the cage and then landed a left hook/right hook combination with the referee stopping the fight with one second left in the first round.

Watch the video highlights of the fight at the video stream.

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UFC 167 Q&A Video Featuring Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman, Dan Severn and Art Jimmerson On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 5 P.M. ET

Before the UFC 167 weigh-ins take place, the UFC is going to hold a special Q&A featuring UFC Hall of Famers Dan Severn, Mark Coleman, Royce Gracie and UFC 1 fighter Art Jimmerson. The guys were brought in to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UFC.

You can the Q&A on the video stream above starting at 5 p.m. ET.

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UFC 167 Weigh-Ins Live On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 7 P.M. ET

Before UFC 167 takes place tomorrow night, the fighters weigh-in today to make the fights official. The weigh-ins take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The first fighter is on the scale at 7 p.m. ET and that will include UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

You can watch the weigh-ins live here on BetweenTheRopes.com in the video stream.

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UFC 167 Pre-Fight Press Conference Today On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 4 P.M. ET

UFC 167 pre-event press conference takes place today from the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Every fighter on the main card and UFC President Dana White will be the presser. The fighters that will be there are: Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler, Josh Koscheck, Tyron Woodley, Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov.

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Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen I Full Fight Video From UFC 117

One of the greatest comebacks in the UFC took place at UFC 117 as Anderson Silva defeated Chael Sonnen by fifth round submission to retain the UFC middleweight title. Sonnen had dominated the entire fight and won the first four rounds until getting caught by Silva.

The UFC has released the full fight video from the fight to help celebrate 20 years of the organization with the celebration culminating this Saturday at UFC 167.

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Watch Top 20 Knockouts In The History Of The UFC

The 20th anniversary show takes place on Saturday night with UFC 167. The organization has been releasing videos this week highlighting 20 years of the organization. In the video above shows the top 20 knockouts in UFC history. Here are the top five, which included a tie for the top spot.

5) Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture II at UFC 52
4) Dan Henderson vs Michael Bisping at UFC 100
3) Gabriel Gonzaga vs Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70
2) Edson Barboza vs Terry Etim at UFC 42
1) Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva at UFC 162
1) Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

would you change the top five?

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Kane Says “There’s A Monster That’s Deep Inside All Of Us”

The new WWE Director of Operations Kane replaced Triple H this week in talking to Michael Cole for the weekly chat Cole conducts with the WWE COO.

Cole asked Kane where did the monster go and is the suit and tie a façade. Kane at first yelled and was stern at Cole. Then the former WWE and World heavyweight composed himself and gave a dignified answer.

“There’s a monster that’s deep inside all of us,” Kane stated. The difference is for 17 years, I chose to allow mine to run amuck, to promote chaos. But make no mistake, I was always in control unlike you (Michael Cole) and everyone else. I accept the beastial side of my nature, indeed I relish in it. It is simply one facet of my personality, a tool if you will, but no the only tool at my disposal. So when the opportunity arises, the monster will be utilized.”

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