The first MMA match ever?

[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on MMA-Japan, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]

Eighteen months before UFC 1, the UWFI, a Japanese wrestling promotion, put on a ‘real’ fight between Kiyoshi Tamura and Matthew Saad Muhammad in the promotion’s first ever ‘shoot match’. Usually pro wrestling is fake (it’s still real to me) but this fight pit a very real striker vs a wrestling ace with wins over Pat Miletich and more.

Watch this perfect example of striker vs grappler, 90’s style.

Watch the shoot…

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