MUST SEE! Muhammad Ali competes in mixed-rules fight

January 12, 2016 9:42 am by Evan Bell

Nearly everyone is familiar with Boxing icon Muhammad Ali, however not many know that Ali competed in a mixed-rules fight with Antonio Inoki back in 1976.

The fight was the first of its kind, with Ali opting to wear boxing gloves, while Inoki went into the fight bare-knuckled in order to use his grappling.

The event took place nearly 20 years before UFC 1, and in addition to arguably being the first ever televised MMA fight, was the first well-known ‘style vs. style’ fight.


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