Flashback Friday: Pride 15: Raging Rumble Play-by-Play

This is the play-by-play for a Flashback Friday article, which covers the Pride FC event "Raging Rumble" in whole. To view it, click here. Quick Results: Bout 1: Assuerio Silva def. Valentijn Overeem via Submission, Heel Hook (RD 1, 2:50) Bout 2: Wallid Ismail def. Shungo Oyama via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke (RD 2, 2:30) … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 15: Raging Rumble 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: Pride 13: Collision Course

The year is 2001, and Pride FC is back for another year of events. Starting their six-event year was "Collision Course." The event was the promotion's second appearance at the recently built Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and featured some of the big names in the promotion. The English broadcast featured commentary from Steven … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 13: Collision Course

Flashback Friday: Pride 13: Collision Course Play-by-Play

Kicking off their 2001 schedule, Pride FC returned to Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan for the second time, this time presenting Pride 13: Collision Course. The event included lots of the big names in the promotion at the time. Of all of them, the most important one was still clearly Kazushi Sakuraba, who was … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 13: Collision Course Play-by-Play

Flashback Friday: Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun

Heading to the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan, Pride FC held their fifth event of the year “Battle of the Rising Sun.” In the main event, promotional star Kazushi Sakuraba faced American fighter Shannon Ritch. The show also saw the return of recognizable names in the promotion like Masaaki Satake, Igor Vovchanchyn, Gary Goodridge, … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun

Flashback Friday: Pride 9: New Blood Full Coverage

After Pride FC finished their first grand prix, they returned to a non-tournament event: Pride FC 9. “New Blood” took place from the Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan. The card saw the return of Igor Vovchanchyn, Gary Goodridge, Akira Shoji, and more. Also, the card saw debuts from soon-to-be UFC fighters Vitor Belfort and Gilbert … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 9: New Blood Full Coverage