Silva vs. Kanehara (6)
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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.