Metamoris 5: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Renzo Gracie (Trailer)

At Pride 10 in August 2000 in Saitama, Japan, Kazushi Sakuraba broke Renzo Gracie‘s arm and submitted him with a kimura. He had already beaten Royler and Royce Gracie before that and was henceforth known as “The Gracie Hunter”. Renzo said, “I failed Jiu-Jitsu that day.” But at Metamoris 5 on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, Renzo will … Read more

Historic MMA Fights – Evan Tanner vs. Heath Herring

In honor of Evan Tanner, this week’s edition of Historic MMA Fights is a classic bout Tanner had with Heath Herring.  It was only Herring’s second pro mma fight.  You can really understand maybe one of the reasons Herring got the nickname “Crazy Horse” by watching this.  His style was wild and flamboyant.  The fight was held in Texas at Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 7 on October 18th, 1997.  It was Evan Tanner’s fourth professional mma fight.

It is significant because Tanner beat Herring on this night. However, it was Herring who three fights later, in Tanner’s seventh professional fight and his third of the evening, would serve him his first professional loss. Tanner fought seven times the year of this match, 1997 and he fought ten times the next year. Evan Tanner had seventeen professional fights before ever entering the UFC Octagon to become one of the most beloved and respected combat athletes of our time.

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