Brawl: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mixed Martial Arts Competition

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ECW Press, Nov 10, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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A hard-hitting, no-punches-pulled look at the uncompromising world of mixed martial arts fighting, in which masters of every kind of combat are pitted against each other. Chronicling MMA's turbulent history from its inception at the Greek Olympic Games through its glorification in Japan and growing popularity in Europe and the U.S., Brawl offers personal interviews with legendary fighters and 50 b/w photos.
 

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User Review  - furriebarry - LibraryThing

A UFC-centric history of early MMA which covers the first 30 UFCs or so and some of the other organisations which started at the time. Interesting stuff if you are a TUF n00b like my good self. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
PART IIn the Beginning
CHAPTER 1From the Arena to the Ring
CHAPTER 2The Ultimate Challenge
CHAPTER 3Nemesis
CHAPTER 4The Spectacle
CHAPTER 5The Beast
CHAPTER 6Tank and the Russian Bear
CHAPTER 13A Family of Fighters
CHAPTER 14A New Direction
CHAPTER 15Joining Forces
CHAPTER 16Running the Gauntlet
CHAPTER 17Showdown
CHAPTER 18Fighting for Pride
PART IVNew Warrior Class
CHAPTER 19The New UFC

CHAPTER 7The King of the Streets
CHAPTER 8The Ultimate Showdown
PART IIThe Apocalypse
CHAPTER 9The Battle Outside the Ring
CHAPTER 10Ground and Pound
CHAPTER 11To Fight Another Day
PART IIIOut of the Ashes
CHAPTER 12Never Say Die
1549 pounds and below
155 pounds to 1699 pounds
170 pounds to 1849 pounds
185 pounds to 2049 pounds
205 pounds and up
A Parting Shot
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Erich Krauss began his fighting career in the underground gambling halls of Pataya, Thailand. He returned to the United States and now trains at the world-renowned Lion's Den. He lives in San Diego, California.

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