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 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 10: Return of the Warriors

After Pride FC held a smaller event called “New Blood,” the promotion returned for another large venue event titled “Return of the Warriors.” The card saw the return of the promotion’s biggest start at the time, Kazushi Sakuraba. In his last appearance, Sakuraba fought an impressive 90-minute battle against Royce Gracie. He gets paired against … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 10: Return of the Warriors

Flashback Friday: Pride FC: 2000 Grand Prix Finals

After Pride FC did the first round of their 2000 Grand Prix in January, the promotion returned on May 1st to find the winner of the tournament. From the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, here’s the Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals. Original Event Date: 5/1/00 Quick Result: Bout 1: Igor Vovchanchyn def. Gary Goodridge via … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride FC: 2000 Grand Prix Finals