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 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: UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 Full Coverage

Today, we take a look at UFC’s third trip to Japan. Most of the card is Japan versus USA, including appearances from Minowaman, Ron Waterman and Murilo Bustamante.  Frank Shamrock was the previously middleweight (light heavyweight now) champion, however he retired from MMA (for the time being) after defending the belt four times. Looking to … Continue reading Flashback Friday: UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 Full Coverage

Flashback Friday: Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round Full Coverage

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, MMA continues to be cancelled. Tonight was meant to be Bellator 241 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. However, this afternoon it was reported that the show was cancelled. As cancelled events will continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, this website will … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round Full Coverage