Undoubtedly, Canada has produced some of the best fighters in MMA history – Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge, Carlos “The Ronin” Newton and Georges St-Pierre all broke new ground in the sport. But Canada was also home to controversy never before witnessed in mixed martial arts, and it’s also where the UFC experienced its greatest triumph. For the first time, the history of Canadian MMA is chronicled, from its first taste of pay-per-view and the arrest-filled aftermath to the popularity it enjoys today, featuring rare footage from Fight Network archives and interviews with the combatants, promoters and pioneers that built one of Canada’s beloved sports.
Our one-hour documentary “The History of Canadian MMA” premieres Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Fight Network. Right now, relive a timeline of important events through the years and read profiles of Canadian MMA’s most focal figures.
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