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Vale Tudo means "anything goes" or "No rules" in Portugese. It's a full-contact unarmed combat fighting style with a limited number of rules, that became popular in Brazil during the 20th century.
Vale Tudo takes the most effective combat techniques from styles such as Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Sambo, Wrestling, and Western Boxing.
by Dancing with Fire January 06, 2011
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Brazilian for "any thing goes"

Such as No Holds Barre fighting, Mixed Martial Arts, and Cage Fighting
Did you see that Vale Tudo match??
by Kunta_Kinte July 28, 2005
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An "anything goes" fighting tournament with lax rules and long ass fights where people carry on with broken limbs, even for hours at a time. Gracies own it.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 15, 2004
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Vale-tudo (anything goes) Similarly to MMA competitions and now used to describe the rules of the bout. A style of fighting in itself. The term vale tudo comes from the name of a television show that aired in Brazil. The show was a telecast of style-versus-style fights hosted by HΓ©lio Gracie, which later changed into a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, bjj, tournament followed by the winner taking on an ivited fighter of some other style in a vale tudo match.

Can be used to explain gear and equipment in MMA.
If we are going to fight i want it to be a vale tudo match.

Are those vale tudo gloves.
by HawaiianHero November 03, 2006
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