TAPE 905

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 91 min (DVD)

INTERNATIONAL VALE TUDO CHAMPIONSHIP 1 - 7/6/97 (Probably the last of the nearly-no-rules MMA groups; this is the first IVC show, known mainly for the tournament finals. Not a great tournament by any means - the lack of rules seems to lead to either super-fast fights or long, boring nothingness. I've got a conversion of a VHS master so VQ is EX.)
Egidio Costa vs Lucio Carvalho (Weren't sure there were hardly any rules? Carvalho shoves his fingers into Costa's eyes...) Gary Goodridge vs Augusto Santo Cal Worsham vs Aluisio Neto Pedro Otavio vs Brian Keck John Gnap vs Andre Cardoso Gary Goodridge vs Cal Worsham Pedro Otavio vs Andre Cardoso Dan Severn vs Ebenezer Fontes Braga Gary Goodridge vs Pedro Otavio (Finals - Infamous fight that sees Goodridge stick his foot INSIDE THE PEDRO'S TRUNKS and squeeze his nuts with it. Goodridge claims this was an accident - except he leaves his foot in there for several minutes. Goodridge later wins the fight by kicking Otavio in the balls. Lovely.)