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Pride 29: Fists of Fire

Pride 29
  • Sunday 02.20.2005
  • 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: Mauro Ranallo, Bas Rutten
  • Ring Announcer: Lenne Hardt, Kei Grant
  • Attendance: 22,047
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Yuji Shimada
    Filipović vs. Coleman (10)Jackson vs. Rua (9)
  • Minoru Toyonaga
    Nogueira vs. Overeem I (8)Vovchanchyn vs. Takahashi (4)Sperry vs. Yokoi (1)
  • Daisuke Noguchi
    Tamura vs. Makhmud (7)Nakamura vs. Leko (5)Rua vs. Kanehara (3)
  • Moritaka Oshiro
    Kharitonov vs. Choi (6)Werdum vs. Erikson (2)

Pride 29 Wiki Update Wiki

In the first event of 2005, Pride 29 featured three fights between heavyweight and middleweight division top contenders. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeated Alistair Overeem ,while Quinton Jackson won a controversial decision over Murilo Rua, and Mirko Filipovic defeated Mark Coleman by knockout in the first round.


Jackson’s win over Rua was received as a very poor decision, with many fans feeling that Rua had done enough to earn the nod over the exhausted and out of shape Jackson. Filipovic’s convincing victory over Coleman made him the top contender to the Heavyweight Championship belt held by Fedor Emelianenko.

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