- Sunday 02.26.2006
- U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
- Name: Pride 31: Unbreakable
- Also Known As: Pride 31: Dreamers
- Promotion: Pride FC
- Ownership: Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE)
- Venue: Saitama Super Arena
- Location: Saitama, Japan
- Enclosure: Ring
- TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, Bas Rutten
- Number of MMA Bouts: 9
Hunt vs. Nishijima (9), Nogueira vs. Tamura (7)
Coleman vs. Rua I (8), Overeem vs. Kharitonov I (5), Jackson vs. Yoon (2)
Barnett vs. Nakamura (6), Kosaka vs. Sperry (4)
Werdum vs. Einemo (3), Zentsov vs. Rizzo (1)
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In the first Pride event of 2006, several of the promotion’s greatest heavyweight and middleweight fighters took center stage, with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem, and Mark Coleman all earning victories.
Coleman earned a win over 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua when Rua broke his arm after bracing himself on a Coleman-initiated takedown. Following the victory, Coleman continued to attack a pain-wracked Rua after ignoring the referee’s instructions to stop, prompting Rua’s corner to storm the ring in one of the most intense post-fight confrontations in history.
Videos & Highlights
Opening Ceremony | Pride 31 Opening Ceremony and Highlight Video report dead link
The opening ceremony and introductory video highlight montage to Pride FC 31: Unbreakable, aka Pride 31: Dreamers, featuring Fedor Emelianenko and the Pride theme music.