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Pride 21: Demolition

Pride 21
  • Sunday 06.23.2002
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Pride FC
  • Ownership: Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE)
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Stephen Quadros, Bas Rutten
  • Ring Announcer: Lenne Hardt, Kei Grant
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Yuji Shimada
    Frye vs. Takayama (8)Gracie vs. Suguira (6)Sapp vs. Tamura (1)
  • Daisuke Noguchi
    Emelianenko vs. Schilt (7)Oyama vs. Gracie (5)
  • Keiji Shiozaki
    Horn vs. Yvel (4)Goodridge vs. Labazanov (2)
  • Minoru Toyonaga
    Silva vs. Stiebling (3)

Pride 21 Wiki Update Wiki

In one of the most historic fight cards in the promotion’s history, Pride 21 saw the successful promotional debuts of future UFC Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva, as well as that of future Pride Heavyweight Champion and fellow pound-for-pound great Fedor Emelianenko. In the main event, Don Frye earned droves of new fans with a wild first-round TKO of Yoshihiro Takayama in what was one of the best fights in MMA history at the time, although it earned its praise based on its entertainment value rather than on its technical merits.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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