When Bloodsport single-handedly invented the UFC back in 1988, it did for fight flicks what Streetfighter II did for fighting games. It introduced a host of different fighters each with their own discipline.

Jean-Claude Van Damme was the karate guy, you had the little kung fu fella, Bolo Yeung being… well… Bolo Yeung basically, a sumo guy and even that little African dude. The most stylish and convincing of the fighters though was Paco, the muay thai practitioner.


He’s something of a villain in the movie but in the Muay Thai world, Paolo Tocha remains a well-respected pioneer of western Muay Thai and is also THE TOTAL DUDE.

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  1. […] Paco.  God damn it, Paco is KING.  A legit Muay Thai expert in real life, he brings some much-needed realism to the fighting.  […]

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