Before he would be known as the famed mentor of Ronda Rousey, Gene LeBell was competing in mixed martial arts before it became the sport we know of today.
In 1963 Judo practitioner Gene LeBell stepped up and accepted the challenge to face boxer Milo Savage to prove that grappling was superior. This event is considered by many to be one of the first true MMA fights. Pay tribute to an important individual and event in fight history with Roots of Fight.
Check out this min-documentary detailing the history behind the LeBell vs Savage fight!