Top Ten PRIDE Fights Of All Time

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mentalcase
5/18/09 2:45:37AM
Mine are:

Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva II (PRIDE 28: High Octane)

Mirko Filipovic vs Wanderlei Silva II (PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute)

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Mirko Filipovic (PRIDE Final Conflict 2003)

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Filipovic (PRIDE Final Conflict 2005)

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira II (PRIDE Shockwave 2004)

Takanori Gomi vs. Nick Diaz (PRIDE 33: Second Coming)

Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005)

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Carlos Newton (PRIDE 3)

Takanori Gomi vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Bushido 9)

Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (PRIDE 21: Demolition)
Pookie
5/18/09 3:13:48AM
Don Frye v. Takayama - if your jaw didnt drop the first time you saw this, then odds are not even jesus can save you.

Mark Hunt v. Nishijima - Nishi showed tremendous heart weathering the early onslaught of sledgehammer type hooks and overhand rights, and looked to swing the tide in his momentum momentarily as he rocked Hunt with a beautiful combination right on the button. In the end Hunt's Samoan Might saved the day and gave him enough energy to eventually knock out Nishi with one of the most beautiful punches ive ever seen.

Takanori Gomi v. Nick Diaz - Epic, just absolutely Epic. Nick Diaz got knocked down, hit with a "hadouken punch" and had his eye socket shattered in the very first round, a round he still won despite the tremendous damage he recieved. Takanori did more harm to his own body, exhausting himself, than he did to Nick Diaz by repeatedly punching him in the face. And just to top it off Diaz finished with a Gogoplata for ***** and giggles.

and im too tired to type up a description for the rest

Mauricio Rua v. Ricardo Arona
Mirko Filipovic v. Wandy 2
Sakuraba v. Rampage
Mauricio Rua v. Lil Nog
Rampage v. Chuck Liddell 1
Randleman v. Fedor
Big Nog v. Bob Sapp


im sure i forgot quite a few epic matched
PABLOMAFIOSO
5/18/09 4:06:34AM
Haven't really seen a lot of old Pride fights but Diaz/Gomi is one of the best fights I've ever seen.
The_Ho_Bag
5/18/09 10:57:21AM
CC vs Wandy II

Wandy vs Page

Shogun vs page

CC vs Aleks E

fedor vs randleman

Page vs Arona

Hunt vs barnett

hendo vs Wandy

liddell vs Mezger

Saku vs Renzo
941_Florida_Boy
5/18/09 10:59:34AM
Too many to list for me. I will say Pride has put on many more "David vs Goliath" type matches than any other company I have seen. Those type of fights might not be "the best" but they sure are entertaining!

My personal favorite was Kuzushi Sakaruba vs Royce Gracie 1 (for those of you that don't realize that the first time they fought was in PrideFC, the second fight was not nearly as impressive - nor was the second fight held under the PrideFC banner, thus does not qualify for this topic)
Hendo67
5/18/09 2:07:51PM
Here's my list, there are so many i really enjoyed.

1. Lil Nog vs Shogun
2. Wanderlei Silva vs Rampage I-II
3. Kazushi Sakuraba vs Carlos Newton
4. Mirko Cro-Cop vs Fedor Emilianenko
5. Mirko Cro-Cop vs Mark Hunt
6. Nick Diaz vs Takanori Gomi
7. Dan Henderson vs Wanderlei Silva 2
8. Fedor Emilianenko vs Big Nog I-II
9. Dan Henderson vs Big Nog
10. Mirko Cro-Cop vs Wanderlei Silva 2

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Honorable Mention.

1. Wanderlei Silva vs Mark Hunt
2. Ricardo Arona vs Rampage
3. James Thompson vs Don Frye
4. Hansen vs Azeredo
Wolfenstein
5/18/09 2:40:20PM
Frye vs Takayama
Sakuraba vs Renzo Gracie
Sakuraba vs Quinton Jackson
Mirko vs Fedor
Sapp vs Nog
Fujita vs Shamrock
Shogun vs Lil Nog
Sakuraba vs Newton
Gomi vs Kawajiri
Gomi vs Diaz
mrsmiley
5/18/09 4:00:59PM
1.Royce Gracie VS Sakuraba
2.Frye VS Takayama
3.Wanderlie VS Rampage (1st fight)
4.Rampage VS Chuck
5.Randlemen VS Fedor
6.Nog VS Herring (1st fight.Best fight I have ever seen)
7.Crocop VS Alexander
8.Hendo VS Wandy (actualy both fights)
9.Crocop VS Nog
10.Igor VS Saku
mkiv9secsupra
5/18/09 4:16:20PM
1.Wanderlei vs Rampage 1
2.Wanderlei vs Henderson 1
3.Wanderlei vs Rampage 2
4.Wanderlei vs Henderson 2
5.Wanderlei vs Hunt
6.Wanderlei vs CroCop 1
7.CroCop vs Emelianenko
8.Diaz vs Gomi
9.Newton vs Saku
10.CroCop vs Nogueira
In that order. there are sooo many more that(depending on my mood) could break the top ten; Gomi vs Pulver, Liddell vs Jackson 1, Arona vs Silva, Barnett vs Nogueira, Wanderlei vs Mezger, Shogun vs Nogueira, Henderson vs Nogueira(s), Rampage vs Saku, etc. i could go all day long with epic fights from pride...... Also i dont think Wanderlei has the ability to have a boring fight.


EDIT: I cant believe no one has put Newton vs Saku in their top ten yet. That is generally voted one of the top 10 fights to see in all of MMA.
Wolfenstein
5/18/09 6:15:28PM

Posted by mkiv9secsupra




EDIT: I cant believe no one has put Newton vs Saku in their top ten yet. That is generally voted one of the top 10 fights to see in all of MMA.



Hendo67, mentalcase and I have Saku vs Newton in our top ten.
mkiv9secsupra
5/18/09 6:19:45PM

Posted by Wolfenstein


Posted by mkiv9secsupra




EDIT: I cant believe no one has put Newton vs Saku in their top ten yet. That is generally voted one of the top 10 fights to see in all of MMA.



Hendo67, mentalcase and I have Saku vs Newton in our top ten.



haha apparently i am illiterate.....
its still a great match
Pookie
5/18/09 6:53:51PM
i still havent seen that fight
mrsmiley
5/18/09 7:34:42PM
I can't believe no else put Nog and Herring.

Saku VS Newton was great.
hotrodttt
5/18/09 9:48:11PM
I'm sure I have some Good ones in here
StorminYourman
5/18/09 10:17:27PM
Off the top of my head

Gomi vs Diaz
Fedor vs Randleman
Wand vs Hendo both
Fedor vs Fugita
Frye vs. Takayama
Wand vs Crocop both
Rampage vs Arona
Overeem vs Shogun
Big Nog vs Sapp
Sakuraba vs Rampage

Damn so many more,makes my head hurt.
Probaly forgot a whole bunch
941_Florida_Boy
5/18/09 11:36:00PM

Posted by Pookie

i still havent seen that fight



great fight

also liked - I know this will sound weird, but Vernon "Tiger" White vs Sakuraba was good also from the 2nd PrideFC event

the Saku-Newton was at the 3rd show I think...yup the 3rd PrideFC
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