Eddie Mercado is joined by Fraser Coffeen to recap the PRIDE Fighting Championships’ inaugural event from October 11, 1997 complete with analysis and results for the entire card.
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F.Y.I. PRIDE is gone, but there is a RIZIN FF event, this Sunday (10/15/17), that will see a legends grappling match between Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Frank Shamrock. Oh, and there will probably be a bunch of soccer kicks and knees to a downed opponent.
PRIDE FC 1:
Rickson Gracie def. Nobuhiko Takada by Submission (Armbar) at 4:47 of round 1.
Dan Severn drew even with Kimo Leopoldo after 1- 30 minute round.
Ralph White vs. Branko Cikatic was a kickboxing bout that ended in a weird way.
Koji Kitao def. Nathan Jones by Submission (Armbar) at 2:14 of round 1.
Renzo Gracie drew even with Akira Shoji after 3- 10 minute rounds.
Gary Goodridge def. Oleg Taktarov by KO at of round 1.
Kazunari Murakami def. “Big” John Dixon by Submission (Armbar) at 1:34 of round 1.