Ajax loader

Completed MMA Event

Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2

Pride 23
  • Sunday 11.24.2002
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Pride FC
  • Ownership: Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE)
  • Venue: Tokyo Dome
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Stephen Quadros, Bas Rutten
  • Attendance: 52,228
  • MMA Bouts: 9
  • Promotion Links:
  • Event Links:

Fight Card

Referees

  • Yuji Shimada
    Silva vs. Kanehara (6)

Pride 23 Wiki Update Wiki

In a triumphant return to form for the promotion, Pride 23 featured several exciting and game-changing fights, with Ricardo Arona defeating rival Murilo “Ninja” Rua, Fedor Emelianenko emerging as top contender in the heavyweight division by decisively finishing Heath Herring, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira finishing kickboxing champion Semmy Schilt with a Triangle Choke in the first round.


In one of the featured bouts, 1992 Olympic Judo gold medalist Hidehiko Yoshida made his MMA debut, submitting Don Frye with an Armbar in the first round. In the main event, Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva defended his title by knocking out Hiromitsu Kanehara.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMAFighting.com : Rani Yahya replaces Irwin Rivera against Ray Rodriguez at March 13 UFC show
  • MMA Junkie : Michael Chandler soaks in first official UFC fight week on cusp of debut at UFC 257
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night: Ray Rodriguez vs. Rani Yahya set for UFC's March 13 card
  • MMAFighting.com : Daniel Cormier calls mental aspect ‘the biggest factor’ for Dustin Poirier in Conor McGregor rematch
  • MMAFighting.com : Dustin Jacoby vs. Maxim Grishin added to UFC event on Feb. 27
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 257 predictions
  • MMA Junkie : Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier: A McGregor fight that needs no phony hype | Opinion
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor expects to put on ‘masterpiece’ at UFC 257
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 257 'Embedded,' No. 6: 'Ask and you shall receive!'
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 257 start time, TV schedule for Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 2
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Keys to victory in Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 257 play-by-play and live results (7 p.m. ET)
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 257 discussion thread
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 257 live streaming watch-along with MMA Junkie Radio on SportsCastr (9 p.m. ET)
  • MMAFighting.com : Dan Hooker reveals strict quarantine protocol he has to undergo to return home after UFC 257
  • MMA Junkie : Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez set for primetime ONE Championship show on April 7
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 257 Results: Poirier vs. McGregor 2
  • MMA Junkie : John Makdessi vs. Ignacio Bahamondes added to UFC Fight Night on April 10
  • MMA Junkie : Fight Game on the 'Gram: Conor McGregor's best posts before UFC 257
  • MMA Junkie : Fight Game on the 'Gram: Dustin Poirier's best posts before UFC 257