2001 in Fighting Network Rings

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2001 in Fighting Network Rings
Information
First date January 28, 2001
Last date December 21, 2001
Events
Total events 15
Fights
Total fights 125
Title fights 2
Chronology
2000 in RINGS 2001 in Fighting Network Rings 2002 in RINGS

The year 2001 is the 7th year in the history of Fighting Network Rings, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. In 2001 Fighting Network Rings held 15 events beginning with, Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever.

Title fights[edit]

Title fights in 2001
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Openweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Renato Sobral Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00 Rings: 10th Anniversary [a]
Middleweight Ricardo Arona def. Gustavo Machado TKO (Punches) 1 1:29 Rings: 10th Anniversary [b]


Events list[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
70 Rings: World Title Series 5 December 21, 2001 Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium Kanagawa, Japan
69 Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard December 2, 2001 Vechtsebanen Sport Hall Utrecht, Netherlands
68 Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3 November 10, 2001 Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports Vilnius, Lithuania
67 Rings: World Title Series 4 October 20, 2001 Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 Tokyo, Japan
66 Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8 September 21, 2001 Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan
65 Rings: 10th Anniversary August 11, 2001 Ariake Coliseum Tokyo, Japan
64 Rings: World Title Series 2 June 15, 2001 Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium Kanagawa, Japan
63 Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory June 10, 2001 Sport Hall Zuid Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
62 Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2 May 8, 2001 Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports Vilnius, Lithuania
61 Rings: World Title Series 1 April 20, 2001 Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 Tokyo, Japan
60 Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria April 6, 2001 Yekaterinburg Sports Palace Yekaterinburg, Russia
59 Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7 March 20, 2001 Differ Ariake Arena Tokyo, Japan
58 Rings USA: Battle of Champions March 17, 2001 Harveys Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, Iowa
57 Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena Tokyo, Japan
56 Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever January 28, 2001 Vechtsebanen Sport Hall Utrecht, Netherlands

Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever[edit]

Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever[1] was an event held on January 28, 2001 at The Vechtsebanen Sport Hall in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Joop Kasteel def. Yuriy Kochkine Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Rodney Glunder def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 1:04
Lee Hasdell vs. Sander Thonhauser No Contest 1 0:00
Gilbert Ballentine def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe TKO (Punches and Knee) 2 2:09
Antoni Hardonk def. Peter Verschuren TKO (Cut) 1 3:05
Remco Pardoel def. Marc Emmanuel Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Mustafa Azoufri vs. Jordi Soederhuizen Draw 2 5:00
Piet van Gammeren def. Herman Renting Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Nordin Bensellam def. Marc van Rooyen Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Herman van Tol def. Sander MacKilljan Submission (Keylock) 1 2:08
Jerry Mooldijk def. Roberto Lukus DQ (Kicking on the Ground) 1 3:01


Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final[edit]

Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final[2] was an event held on February 24, 2001 at The Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Valentijn Overeem Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 1:20
Renato Sobral def. Kiyoshi Tamura Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Ryushi Yanagisawa def. Wataru Sakata Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Valentijn Overeem def. Randy Couture Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:56
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 0:27
Alistair Overeem def. Vladimer Tchanturia Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:06
Valentijn Overeem def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (Armbar) 1 0:45
Randy Couture def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Dave Menne TKO (Punches) 3 3:24


Rings USA: Battle of Champions[edit]

Rings USA: Battle of Champions[3] was an event held on March 17, 2001 at The Harveys Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Jeremy Horn def. Griffen Reynaud Submission (Punches) 1 2:55
Jermaine Andre def. Masaya Kojima TKO (Punch) 1 3:29
Kerry Schall def. John Dixson Submission (Hammerlock) 1 1:19
Chatt Lavender def. LaVerne Clark Submission (Armbar) 2 1:04
Matt Hughes def. Brett Al-azzawi Submission (Armbar) 1 3:27
Bobby Hoffman def. Zane Frazier Submission (Armbar) 1 1:34
Naoyuki Kotani def. Curtis Brigham Submission (Kimura) 2 1:59
Rich Franklin def. Travis Fulton TKO (Broken Hand) 1 5:00
Joe Doerksen def. Scott Ventimiglia Submission (Armbar) 1 2:33


Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7[edit]

Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7[4] was an event held on March 20, 2001 at The Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Masayuki Naruse def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (Toe Hold) 1 3:46
Takehiro Murahama def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Submission (Kneebar) 1 4:49
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Takashi Sonoda Submission (Armbar) 1 0:43
Sokun Koh def. Ryuki Ueyama TKO (Kimura) 1 2:16
Naoyuki Taira def. Taro Minato Submission (Armlock) 1 6:37
Kazuki Okubo def. Motomichi Mori Decision (Majority) 2 5:00


Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria[edit]

Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria[5] was an event held on April 6, 2001 at The Yekaterinburg Sports Palace in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Andrei Kopylov Decision 2 5:00
Bazigit Atajev def. Dimitar Doichinov TKO 1 4:12
Emil Kristev def. Iouri Bekichev Decision (1-0 Points) 1 10:00
Borislav Jeliazkov def. Konstantin Uriadov Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 3:09
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Martin Lazarov Decision (4-0 Points) 1 10:00
Fedor Emelianenko def. Mihail Apostolov Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:03
Eduard Churakov def. Valentin Davidov KO 1 9:20
Kestutis Smirnovas def. Ruslan Mirzoev Decision (3-2 Points) 1 10:00


Rings: World Title Series 1[edit]

Rings: World Title Series 1[6] was an event held on April 20, 2001 at The Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 in Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Gustavo Machado def. Kiyoshi Tamura Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Bobby Hoffman def. Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Jeremy Horn def. Iouri Bekichev Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 0:50
Fedor Emelianenko def. Kerry Schall Submission (Armbar) 1 1:47
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Hiroshi Imamura Submission (Kneebar) 1 1:48
Jiro Wakabayashi vs. Naoyuki Kotani Draw 3 5:00


Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2[edit]

Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2[7] was an event held on May 8, 2001 at The Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Zaza Tkeshelashvili Submission (Armlock) 1 0:00
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Kestutis Smirnovas Submission (Achilles Lock) 1 0:00
Andrei Kopylov def. Egidijus Valavicius Decision (4-0 Points) 2 0:00
Ricardas Rocevicius def. Victor Yerohin Submission (Achilles Lock) 2 0:00
Bazigit Atajev def. Rolandas Digrys Submission (Armbar) 1 0:00
Remigijus Kazaciunas def. Emil Kristev TKO 0 0:00
Valentin Golubovskij def. Iouri Bekichev Decision (2-0 Points) 2 0:00
Jordanas Poskaitis def. Arunas Nenartas Decision 2 0:00


Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory[edit]

Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory[8] was an event held on June 10, 2001 at The Sport Hall Zuid in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bob Schrijber vs. Bobby Hoffman Draw 2 5:00
Cheick Kongo def. Andre Tete Submission (Heel Hook) 1 3:20
Paul Cahoon def. Joop Kasteel KO (Punch) 2 4:00
Cyrille Diabate vs. Rodney Glunder Draw 2 5:00
Christophe Lardot vs. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Draw 2 5:00
Marc Emmanuel def. Sander Thonhauser Submission (Keylock) 2 0:36
Remco Pardoel vs. Herman van Tol Draw 2 5:00
Dave van der Veen def. Edmunds Kirsis DQ 1 2:47
Dave Vader def. Fred van Doesburg KO (Knee) 1 1:12
Jordi Soederhuizen def. Nordin Bensellam Submission (Achilles Lock) 1 4:46
Jerry Mooldijk vs. Arnoud Ritsema Draw 2 5:00
Marc van Rooyen def. Michel van der Heijden KO (Knee) 1 4:46


Rings: World Title Series 2[edit]

Rings: World Title Series 2[9] was an event held on June 15, 2001 at The Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Ricardo Arona def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Submission (Kneebar) 2 0:53
Renato Sobral def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Borislav Jeliazkov Submission (Armbar) 2 2:06
Chris Haseman def. Alexandre Ferreira Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 3:03
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Masutatsu Yano Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 0:22
Bazigit Atajev def. Maynard Marcum KO (Punch) 1 1:08


Rings: 10th Anniversary[edit]

Rings: 10th Anniversary[10] was an event held on August 11, 2001 at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Matt Hughes def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (Majority) 3 5:00
Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Koba Tkeshelashvili KO (Knee) 1 2:17
Middleweight Ricardo Arona def. Gustavo Machado TKO (Punches) 1 1:29 [a]
Bazigit Atajev def. Aaron Brink KO (Spinning Back Kick) 1 1:09
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (Armbar) 1 2:34
Openweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Renato Sobral Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00 [b]
Bobby Hoffman def. Mikhail Ilyukhin TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 5:00
Ricardo Arona def. Jeremy Horn Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Gustavo Machado def. Chris Haseman Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00


Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8[edit]

Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8[11] was an event held on September 21, 2001 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Dexter Casey Submission (Armbar) 1 1:44
Genki Sudo def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 2:17
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Masaya Kojima Submission (Armlock) 1 2:12
Hidetaka Monma def. Hiroyuki Ito Decision (Majority) 3 5:00
Takumi Yano def. Goro Kobayashi Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 3:14
Naoyuki Kotani def. Hideo Tokoro Decision (Majority) 3 5:00


Rings: World Title Series 4[edit]

Rings: World Title Series 4[12] was an event held on October 20, 2001 at The Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Kelly Jacobs TKO (Lost Points) 2 1:51
Egidijus Valavicius def. Yasuhito Namekawa Towel (Punches) 1 2:18
Fedor Emelianenko def. Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Curtis Brigham def. Kenichi Ogata Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 0:43
Chris Haseman def. Koba Tkeshelashvili Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Lee Hasdell def. Georgi Tonkov KO (Flying Knee) 1 4:22
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Ken Orihashi TKO (Lost Points) 1 3:14
Gen Isono def. Eriya Matsuda Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00


Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3[edit]

Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3[13] was an event held on November 10, 2001 at The Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Kestutis Smirnovas Decision 2 5:00
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Ricardas Rocevicius TKO (Leg Kicks) 2 0:00
Achmed Labasanov def. Mindaugas Kulikauskas Decision 2 5:00
Rokas Stambrauskas def. Igor Kovalev KO 1 0:00
Remigijus Kazaciunas def. Hiroyuki Ito Decision 2 5:00
Tadeush Cholodinskij def. Arsen Bayrambekov Decision 2 5:00
Mindaugas Smirnovas def. Mindaugas Laurinaitis Decision 2 5:00
Roman Gaiko def. Sigitas Kekstas Decision 2 5:00


Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard[edit]

Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard[14] was an event held on December 2, 2001 at The Vechtsebanen Sport Hall in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Rodney Glunder def. Paul Cahoon TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 3 1:53
Joop Kasteel def. Fatih Kocamis Submission (Armbar) 1 1:57
Stephan Tapilatu def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Dave Vader def. Hans Roovers KO (Punch) 1 3:58
Nordin Bensellam vs. Chico Martinez Draw 2 5:00
Andre Tete def. Rob van Esdonk KO (Punch) 2 0:28
Gilbert Ballentine def. Daan Kooiman Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 2:30
Cheick Kongo def. Dave van der Veen TKO (Punches) 2 1:25
Brian Maulany def. Jordi Soederhuizen KO (Punch) 1 4:00
Marc van Rooyen def. Franklin Beuk Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00


Rings: World Title Series 5[edit]

Rings: World Title Series 5[15] was an event held on December 21, 2001 at The Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Paul Cahoon Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Bazigit Atajev def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Decision (Majority) 3 5:00
Fedor Emelianenko def. Lee Hasdell Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 4:10
Chris Haseman def. Egidijus Valavicius Submission (Armbar) 1 3:08
Genki Sudo def. Kenichi Yamamoto Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 1:46
Tatsuya Maeda def. Stephen Gillinder Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 1:42
Naoyuki Kotani def. Takahito Iida Submission (Armbar) 1 3:02
Hidetaka Monma def. Kyosuke Sasaki Decision (Majority) 2 5:00


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rings USA: Battle of Champions". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 1". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rings: 10th Anniversary". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 4". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 5". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013.