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    Default Willie Williams vs Antonio Inoki MMA Fight Original Boxing Glove

    6-7 230 lbs Willie Williams (3rd Place 1979 Kyokushin World Championship) vs Inoki
    http://www.kickboxingtree.com/Kyokus...onsFrames.html

    Before Art Jimmerson.

    Also notice the Gracie Train by Willie Williams Team before the Gracie Train

    Willie Williams vs Antonio Inoki MMA Fight (1980)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S085LLiFC3Q

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    That was kind of fascinating.

    At the risk of sounding like a total idiot, was that a work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhorrrr View Post
    That was kind of fascinating.

    At the risk of sounding like a total idiot, was that a work?
    Not sure. There seems to be special rules like for the Muhammed Ali fight.

    In the Ali fight, Ali's camp basically banned all submission moves and takedowns and standing kicks from Inoki at the last minute. That's why Inoki did the sliding kick from the the ground.

    As a Kyokushin fighter, Williams would not be allowed to punch to the face. In Kyokushin Karate you can kick to the face but only punch below the head.

    This fight was ruled a draw because Williams broke his arm from the armbar and Inoki's ribs were broken from Williams (probably knees).

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    There was only 5 seconds allowed on the ground for the Williams-Inoki fight. Then a stand up.

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    There are rope escapes too (like Pancrase) which means if you get to the ropes they have to break the submission hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceLee View Post
    There was only 5 seconds allowed on the ground for the Williams-Inoki fight. Then a stand up.
    That's kind of what I was wondering about. It looked like Williams was caught in an armbar before the one that eventually ended it, but let it go. There may have even been two more.

    It kinda shows where the whole rolling out of the ring thing in pro wrestling came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhorrrr View Post
    That's kind of what I was wondering about. It looked like Williams was caught in an armbar before the one that eventually ended it, but let it go. There may have even been two more.

    It kinda shows where the whole rolling out of the ring thing in pro wrestling came from.
    That actually makes the ring very functional because getting to the ropes breaks the submission. Kind of the opposite of the octagon where you want your opponent up against the fence.

    That rule was in Pancrase and might have been in Rings at first but they eventually did away with it which meant the functionality of the ring was based on better audience sightlines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceLee View Post
    Not sure. There seems to be special rules like for the Muhammed Ali fight.

    In the Ali fight, Ali's camp basically banned all submission moves and takedowns and standing kicks from Inoki at the last minute. That's why Inoki did the sliding kick from the the ground.


    As a Kyokushin fighter, Williams would not be allowed to punch to the face. In Kyokushin Karate you can kick to the face but only punch below the head.

    This fight was ruled a draw because Williams broke his arm from the armbar and Inoki's ribs were broken from Williams (probably knees).
    In all fairness, Ali thought it was going to be a work until he actually showed up in Japan.

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    They exchanged drop kicks near the end - LMFAO!!!

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