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Judo vs. Boxing: “Judo” Gene LeBell Defeats Boxer Milo Savage in First MMA Fight

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

For much of the world, MMA was born on November 12, 1993, when the Ultimate Fighting Championship debuted in Denver. Most martial artists know otherwise, however. They know the date was actually December 2, 1963, the day “Judo” Gene LeBell stepped into the ring to face boxer Milo Savage. Black Belt recently spoke with the
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Posted in Boxing, Grappling, Japanese Martial Arts History, Judo, Martial Arts TV, Mixed Martial Arts, Traditional Martial Artists, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Western Martial Arts History.