Pankration officially recorded at the 33rd Ancient Olympic games
393 AD (1621 years before 2014)
“Roman Emperor Theodosius I” likely abolishes Ancient Olympic games, including Pankration
1887 (1494 years after the abolishing of Pankration)
John L. Sullivan (Boxing Champion) fought William Muldoon (Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion).
Sullivan retired with a 39 wins (33 KOs) and only 1 loss. He was undefeated at the time of this ‘MMA’ fight with Muldoon.
Muldoon was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996 as a non-participant, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1997 and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.
According to “Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling” by Jake Shannon, the fight was over when Sullivan was “slammed to the mat and incapacitated.”
Bob Fitzsimmons (Boxing Champion) fought Ernest Roeber (Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion).
Fitzsimmons was the first ever 3-divisional boxing champion and was ranked #8 in Ring Magazine’s “100 Greatest Punchers” list.
Roeber held the European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship from 1894 to 1900.
According to “Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling” by Jake Shannon, the fight was over when “Roeber took Fitzsimmons to the mat and applied an arm lock, making Fitzsimmons quit.”