Completed MMA Event

Pride 18: Cold Fury 2

Pride 18
  • Sunday 12.23.2001
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Pride FC
  • Ownership: Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE)
  • Venue: Marine Messe Fukuoka
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Stephen Quadros, Bas Rutten
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Yuji Shimada
    Schilt vs. Takayama (8)Silva vs. Otsuka (7)Yamamoto vs. Nortje (4)
  • Keiji Shiozaki
    Horn vs. Shoji (6)Vovchanchyn vs. Overeem (5)
  • Daisuke Noguchi
    Rua vs. Andrade (3)Matsui vs. Jackson (1)
  • Minoru Toyonaga
    Stiebling vs. Goes (2)

Pride 18 Wiki Update Wiki

In the final Pride event of the 2001 season, Pride FC stocked the card with some of the most powerful strikers in the world, with monsters Igor Vovchanchyn, Wanderlei Silva, and Semmy Schilt all earning dominant finishes with their aggressive and powerful striking arsenals.


Although he was the Middleweight Champion, Silva’s belt was not on the line in his featured bout with Alexander Otsuka. This habit of ignoring championship belts would continue for the remainder of Pride’s run, as they were only put on the line at the whims of the promotion.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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