In partnership with SBNation, Felix Biederman – of Chapo Trap House fame – has written and narrated a five part documentary on mixed martial arts. The series looks to cover the evolution of the sport and its strange place in the world.
This first episode examines the roots of MMA, the evolution of Jiu Jitsu, and the development of Vale Tudo fights in Brazil. And it touches on the meteoric rise of Chris Weidman and his defeat of Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva.
Check it out, and stay tuned for the next four episodes, coming out this week.
Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.
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