Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East

The MMA world had a large absence for a period of time in 2001, with no events from any major promotion from late June to late September. The existence of MMA came back on September 24th, with top Japanese MMA promotion Pride FC returning with Pride 16: "Beasts From The East." The show, while being … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East

Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East Play-by-Play

The Flashback Friday episode for June 26th, 2020 was coverage of Pride 16: "Beasts From The East." This article is the play-by-play for the show. The report for the event can be found here. Quick Results: Bout 1: Gary Goodridge def. Yoshiaki Yatsu via Corner Stoppage (RD 1, 3:03) Bout 2: Assueiro Silva def. Yoshihisa … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East Play-by-Play

Flashback Friday: UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands

After a few events at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA for their past few shows, UFC travelled to East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA for UFC 32. Headlining the show, one of UFC's most dominant fighters at the time, Tito Ortiz, returned to fight rising light heavyweight Elvis Sinosic. Here's how … Continue reading Flashback Friday: UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands

Flashback Friday: UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands Play-by-Play

This is the play-by-play to accompany this week's Flashback Friday article. The main article can be viewed here. Quick Results: Prelims: Bout 1: Tony DeSouza def. Paul Rodriguez via Submission, Guillotine Choke Bout 2: Ricco Rodriguez def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO, Punches (RD 3, 1:23) Main Card: Bout 3: Vladimir Matyushenko def. Yuki Kondo via … Continue reading Flashback Friday: UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands Play-by-Play

Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans

Continuing their 2001 schedule, Pride FC returned with "Clash of the Titans." The show featured a headlining bout which saw Kazuyuki Fujita fight pro wrestler making his MMA Yoshihiro Takayama. The card did not feature the promotion's major star Kazushi Sakuraba, as he lost to Wanderlei Silva on the show before. From the Yokohama Arena … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans

Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans Play-by-Play

Quick Results: Bout 1: Antonio Schembri def. Johil de Oliveira via Submission, Armbar (RD 1, 7:17) Bout 2: Daijiro Matsui def. Pele via Decision, Unanimous Bout 3: Chuck Liddell def. Guy Mezger via KO, Punch (RD 2, 0:21) Bout 4: Gary Goodridge def. Valentijn Overeem via Submission, Knee Strikes (RD 1, 2:39) Bout 5: Vitor … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans Play-by-Play

Flashback Friday: UFC 31: Locked and Loaded

Heading to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, UFC held an event on May 4th, 2001, titled "Locked and Loaded." The card had two championship bouts, with newly crowned heavyweight champion Randy Couture headlining the card against Pedro Rizzo. Changes To The UFC Some small changes happened at UFC 31. For … Continue reading Flashback Friday: UFC 31: Locked and Loaded

Flashback Friday: UFC 31: Locked and Loaded Play-by-Play

Here's play-by-play of UFC 31: Locked and Loaded, which first happened on May 4th, 2001. A formal report of the event can be viewed here. Quick Results: Bout 1: Tony DeSouza def. Steve Berger via Decision, Unanimous Bout 2: BJ Penn def. Joey Gilbert via KO, Punches (RD 1, 4:57) Bout 3: Matt Lindland def. … Continue reading Flashback Friday: UFC 31: Locked and Loaded Play-by-Play