MMA History – Gene Lebell VS Milo Savage, 1963

The Fight Nerd January 11, 2010 3


Here is a short history lesson on the first sanctioned MMA match in American History – “Judo” Gene Lebell VS Milo Savage, a top ranked boxer, in Salt Lake City, Utah, from December, 1963. It was Judo VS Boxing in this match, who came out on top?


  1. armed January 15, 2010 at 2:19 AM -

    Good job. For ten or so years dave meltzer and company have been trying to say MMA started because of Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, or something.

    Every one who ever stepped in a dojo or club knows we’d wonder whose discipline is the best. This question is the condition for MMA.

  2. mrme August 17, 2010 at 9:31 AM -

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