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Fight Archives: Takanori Gomi rudely ends Ralph Gracie’s MMA shuffle

When we discuss referring to the supreme bane of the Gracie clan’s existence, fingers automatically expose the inimitable Kazushi Sakuraba. However we all appear to neglect referring to the one and most productive “Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi, and that point he ended Ralph Gracie’s quick-lived MMA shuffle.

It came about at PRIDE Bushido 3 in 2004 in Yokohama. There became as soon as reasonably of a storyline leading as a lot as the bout as it became as soon as seven months after Gomi lost to Ralph’s pupil B.J. Penn.

The referee signals the originate of the streak and Ralph refuses to contact gloves. He shoots in with zero setups, eats a troublesome knee from Gomi, and drops to the canvas. Ralph absorbed four more knee strikes to the facet of the head outdated to the ref stepped in to divulge it’s over. The streak lasted for six seconds.

It became as soon as the supreme time Ralph ever stepped interior an MMA ring and it marked the lone loss on his document of 6-1. As for Gomi, this battle made him the document holder of the quickest knockout in PRIDE history.

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