FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Before The UFC There Was The Real Life ‘Bloodsport’ (Kumite)

In 1981 thoughts of the UFC were nonexistent, however the groundwork for mixed rules fighting was already well underway.

Much like the popular film ‘Bloodsport’, starring Jean Claude Van Damme, Hong Kong was a hot bed for international martial arts competitions.

Check out the video clip above for some real live Kumite action from the infancy of Mixed Rules combat.

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM