WVC 1: World Vale Tudo Championship (1996)

The World Vale Tudo Championship, or WVC, was a no holds barred-style MMA fighting promotion based in Brazil. The promotion was founded by Brazilian promoter Frederico Lapenda. It debuted ... See full summary »

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Todd Butler Todd Butler ... Self
Joe Charles Joe Charles ... Self
Fred Floyd Fred Floyd ... Self
Scott Groff Scott Groff ... Self
Richard Heard Richard Heard
David Hood David Hood
Steve Jennum Steve Jennum ... Self
Dennis Krauweel Dennis Krauweel ... Self (as Dennis Crouweel)
Denilson Maia Denilson Maia ... Self
Pedro Otavio Pedro Otavio ... Self
Michael Pacholik Michael Pacholik ... Self
Marco Ruas Marco Ruas ... Self
Oleg Taktarov ... Self
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The World Vale Tudo Championship, or WVC, was a no holds barred-style MMA fighting promotion based in Brazil. The promotion was founded by Brazilian promoter Frederico Lapenda. It debuted at NK Hall Bay auditorium in Japan to a packed house, but future shows would all take place in Brazil. The WVC helped to launch the careers of MMA stars such as Pedro Rizzo, Mark Kerr, Heath Herring, Igor Vovchanchyn, and many others. Many WVC fighters went on to fight in either the UFC or for the PRIDE promotion in Japan. WVC super fight champions Francisco Bueno Hugo Duarte Martin Malkhasyan Stefanos Miltsakakis Mario Neto Nick Nutter Marco Ruas Pedro Rizzo Igor Vovchanchyn Gilbert Yvel WVC tournament winners Heavyweight: Richard Heard (WVC 1, 1996), Pedro Rizzo (WVC 2, 1996), Mark Kerr (WVC 3, 1997), Igor Vovchanchyn (WVC 5, 1998), Travis Fulton (WVC 6, 1998), Mikhail Avetisyan (WVC 7, 1999), Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira (WVC 8, 1999), Heath Herring (WVC 9, 1999) Light heavyweight: Maxim Tarasov ...

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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$500,000 (estimated)
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