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mixed martial arts history

The complete guide to mixed martial arts history.

When was mma created? Who invented mma? Who wrote mixed martial arts rules? Where did the sport start.  Join us as we discover the untold stories of mixed martial arts history in America.

CV Productions, Inc., is a Pittsburgh, PA based mixed martial arts company, founded in 1979. It is considered the first MMA based company in the United States and responsible for creating the blueprint for modern mixed martial arts competition. The company promoted the first regulated league of mixed martial arts style competitions beginning in 1980 with the intention of creating a new sport–MMA.  The company was founded in 1979 and was  the first grass roots movement to develop mixed martial arts into a modern mainstream sport.  The World Martial Arts Fighting Association (WMAFA) sanctioned all CV Productions events.  This was the first regulatory body for mixed martial arts and oversaw the Tough Guys, Battle of Brawlers and Super Fighter events “Super Fighters League” (SFL).

mixed martial history