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Pride 1

Pride 1
  • Saturday 10.11.1997
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Name: Pride 1
  • Also Known As: KRS-Pride
  • Promotion: Pride FC
  • Ownership: Kakutougi Revolution Spirits
  • Venue: Tokyo Dome
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Stephen Quadros, Bas Rutten
  • Attendance: 37,000
  • MMA Bouts: 6
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Yuji Shimada
    Shoji vs. Gracie Gracie vs. Takada I (6)

Pride 1 Wiki Update Wiki

Following on the heels of the popular U.S.-based Ultimate Fighting Championship events, which had kicked off four years earlier, Japan’s new mixed martial arts promotion, Pride Fighting Championships, debuted at the Tokyo Dome in October of 1997, featuring some of the most notable mixed martial arts fighters of the time competing in a ring—not an Octagon—before a crowd that was reported to number close to 50,000 spectators.


In the featured bout of the evening, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Rickson Gracie submitted Japanese pro wrestling superstar Nobuhiko Takada, continuing his undefeated streak in professional competition.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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