Waldemar Santana By The Numbers

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We take a quick look at the legendary Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira Champion Waldemar Santana by the numbers.

5 Years – The approximate time that the supposed ‘honeymoon’ period expired between Waldemar Santana and Helio Gracie before their now famous falling out. We all know what happened next.

3 Hours 40 Mins – The length of time that the fight between Helio Gracie and Santana lasted following the falling out between the pair and the subsequent challenge raised by Santana to Gracie.

16 Years – The age gap between the master Helio Gracie (42) and the rebel Waldemar Santana (26) at the time of their initial fight.

6 – The number of fights between Carlson Gracie and Waldemar Santana. The original fight between the pair was put to Santana by Carlos Gracie following his win against his younger brother, Helio. Santana only managed 2 draws and 4 losses against Carlson.

40,000 – The number of tickets sold for the much anticipated second fight between Santana and Carlos Gracie at the famous Maracanãzinho.

27 – The age of Waldemar Santana when he fought and lost against the legendary Masahiko Kimura in 1959.