- Category : 1947-births
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Incarnation 2
American entrepreneur, martial arts instructor, and mixed martial arts pioneer credited by some as the co-creator of the sport of MMA. In 1979, he co-founded CV Productions, Inc., the first mixed martial arts company in America, with his partner Frank Caliguri. His life is the subject of the book Godfathers of MMA. Viola has instructed all five of his children to the rank of black belt.