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Royce Gracies debuts in the Octagon of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and shocks the world with his display of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, a form of ground grappling his father made popular in Brazil. Gracie makes short work of a boxer, a savate fighter, and defeats Ken Shamrock, the legendary shoot-fighter from Japan's Pancrase organization. Gracie has tough battles with Dan Severen and Kimo Leopoldo and then moves from tournament competition to superfights in a grueling rematch with Shamrock.

Zuffa LLC
1 Season, 5 Episodes
February 14, 2011
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  • A true pioneer of the sport, Royce Gracie dominated the early UFC tournaments despite being one of the smallest competitors. See how one of the greatest BJJ practitioners to participate in MMA prepares for his fights.

  • At UFC 4, two Hall of Fame fighters met in the finals of an eight-man tournament. Watch as Dan Severn and Royce Gracie square off in a classic battle that had no weight or round constraints.

  • Royce Gracie revolutionized MMA by popularizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His style was so successful he was able to dominate larger opponents and take away the win in several UFC tournaments. Don't miss the chance to see a legend in action as he faces off against Kimo Leopoldo.

  • An early favorite to win the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ken Shamrock looked the part and fought like a champion as well. Unheralded Royce Gracie, clad in the traditional gi of Gracie jiu-jitsu, wasn't expected to stop Shamrock's run to the title, but he did in this amazing show of poise and technique in this historic event.

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