There were multiple fights took place reportedly throughout the day, and had the ground been too drenched in blood- it would be concealed with a fresh layer of sand.
It is said that the infamous “Thumbs Down” sign originated from the Gladiator combats in the Colosseum.
The First ever Gladiatorial fight
Apparently, the first recorded gladiatorial fight was staged in 264AD, when Decimus Junius Brutus Scaeva put on a gladiatorial combat to honor the memory of his deceased father - a consul named D. Junius Brutus Pera.
Alongside Gladiatorial fights, the Colosseum also hosted different genres of battles, such as the mock sea battles, with real ships and sailors fighting!
It is said the amphitheatre could have been transformed from a concrete arena ground into a waterlogged sea-like environment within a few hours and vice versa… Truly Incredible!!!