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Pride Total Elimination 2005

Pride Total Elimination 2005
  • Saturday 04.23.2005
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Pride FC
  • Ownership: Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE)
  • Venue: Osaka Dome
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, Bas Rutten
  • Ring Announcer: Lenne Hardt, Kei Grant
  • Attendance: 43,000
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Yuji Shimada
    Silva vs. Yoshida Rua vs. Jackson (7)Nogueira vs. Henderson (5)
  • Daisuke Noguchi
    Nakamura vs. Randleman Sakuraba vs. Yoon (6)
  • Minoru Toyonaga
    Vovchanchyn vs. Kondo Arona vs. Lister
  • Moritaka Oshiro
    Overeem vs. Belfort I (4)

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Following on the heels of successful tournaments in the Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions over the 2003 and 2004 event seasons, Total Elimination 2005 marked the opening of the second Pride Middleweight Tournament. In the Opening Round, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Ricardo Arona, Igor Vovchanchyn, Alistair Overeem, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Kazushi Sakuraba, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and Wanderlei Silva advanced to the Quarterfinals in some of the most explosive fights in Pride history.


Rua’s first-round TKO victory over Jackson was considered a huge upset at the time of the fight, as no other fighter—other than Wanderlei Silva—had so completely dismantled the powerful contender.

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