These are some fights from 2000 at NAGA’s Rhode Island Vale Tudo. This was an Amateur event. Tim Sylvia and Jorge Riveria fought in the same events. To the face only open hands and kicks were allowed This was in the early days of MMA. Zach fought twice in one night to win a belt. Zach competed for Tai Kai in MMA and in Grappling matches.
Zack Wakeman vs Ruben Lopez
This was his first match of the night. The match was stopped when Ruben was knocked out and unable to defend himself.
Zack Wakeman vs Luciano De Olivera
This was in the finals about an hour after the first match. Luciano ,from Brazil, Was from Joao Amoraol BJJ school. He quit due to exhuastion
Nice Special from Sport TV in Brazil. It’s in Portugese with English subtitles but great footage.
These are some clips from the Gracie Academy in Brazil from the 1950’s. Please excuse the quality of the film and the subtitles but it was remastered from 16 MM film. Don’t forget to watch the beach scene at the end. Enjoy