HomeFight Videos Gerard Gordeau vs Royce Gracie Fight Video UFC 1 Bruno April 26, 2010 Fight Videos 21 Comments UFC 1: “The Beginning” MMA fight video of Gerard Gordeau vs. Royce Gracie. This was the final bout of the eight-man tournament format, with the winner receiving $50,000. Tweet Pin It Joe Lauzon Talks Ring Girls Into Doing A Flying Armlock Dana White Talks Network Deals 21 Comments Anakin April 26, 2010 I remember this time.. I loved it.. It rocked. No weight, diff styles,no round, messy !! Log in to Reply hoxy April 26, 2010 Great:-) Gordeau bit Royce’s ear, that’s why he hold on to the choke..! UFC 1 is the biggest enlightenment in martial arts and self defence ever. It made people both then and now ask questions about what they saw on film and what they were told, TMA was put on test and failed! Log in to Reply hond2dciv April 26, 2010 Thanks for showing this bit of history. Log in to Reply freee April 26, 2010 awesome! great post! Log in to Reply ETK April 26, 2010 UFC manipulating right from the very 1st event. Having Gerard fight all the most difficult opponents so that he will be torn up by the time Royce fights him, if he made it that far. Royce, a-hole for not releasing the choke, on a opponent with no right have and no right foot, Gerard had to tap a few times. Log in to Reply dabrewz April 26, 2010 I’m so glad Matt Hughes destroyed this guy. The skill level was terrible back then and it makes you appreciate how much the sport has evolved. Thanks Bruno! Log in to Reply itchy April 26, 2010 Those commentators make me grateful for Mike Goldberg- yikes! Log in to Reply paddedummy April 26, 2010 MMA and UFC 1 had nothing to do with TMA which don’t have any rules and use weapons most of the time Log in to Reply rza808 April 26, 2010 It was nothing new to me but it did show the rest of the world that ground was a major part of fighting. Bruce Lee showed this years before. Log in to Reply alleycatsphinx April 26, 2010 Any truth to the rumors about Gerard being a cut throat fighter? Supposedly he blinded some dude. Log in to Reply sooooopernate April 26, 2010 God, the refs sucked back then. He was waiting for Royce to let go instead of prying him off like they do now. Log in to Reply Savage April 26, 2010 It seems like at 5:56-57 Royce points to the side and then points to his ear…maybe it did get bit? @ debrewz lol at royce’s skill level being terrible…roll with him and then tell people his skill level is terrible Log in to Reply i no name April 26, 2010 is that dana white on the old ufc logo?? Lol Log in to Reply kob April 26, 2010 Would love to see that guy next to Royce in the picture try a few more fights. Log in to Reply poopiestick April 26, 2010 dabrews, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Royce is a brutal jujitsu player. When he lost to Matt Hughes he was past his prime, and the sport had evolved beyond him. Same thing as Sakuraba. They’re relics now. But they are ****ing legends, just the same. Log in to Reply tobes April 27, 2010 poopiestick when you say Royce is a ‘brutal’ BJJ player, you mean brutal as in vicious and dangerous right? Some people read the word ‘brutal’ as ‘terrible’ (As in “Wow ‘Judge Dredd’ was a brutal movie”) Just wanted to clarify. And any tool who says that Royce was not skilled doesn’t even warrant a reply Log in to Reply demojase April 27, 2010 poopiestick, ya you said it right…when matt hughes fought gracie, everybody knows bjj, and nowadays you have to know some to even compete. Log in to Reply The Stank April 27, 2010 Royce was 39! when Matt beat him. Royce beat guys like this…Royce 170lbs and this guy 216! Matt Hughes would have got his Ass kicked! Royce built this house…show your respect! Log in to Reply damanisme April 27, 2010 Basically Matt Hughes would have depended on his strength advantage of a guy his same size…which obviously wouldn’t help him here since this guy is a great deal bigger…Royce’s style you don’t need to be strong and is 100 percent strength based…the only wrestlers that were able to make it in open weight contests are mainly heavy weights like Severn cause wrestling is mainly effective against a guy that weighs the same as you or even less…but rarily more. Log in to Reply smack April 27, 2010 hughes beat gracie cos whos is at black belt level bjj and has awesome wrestling is stronger fitter faster and tougher. when ufc 1 would have happend hughes would have just been a strong wrestler less strong than ken shamrock and would have gotten submitted like them all. Log in to Reply Ddraig64 December 4, 2010 Does anyone realize that is Rickson and Royler, not Rickson and Royce in the pic. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.