Pride 16

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Pride 16: Beasts from the East
Promotion Pride
Date September 24, 2001
Venue Osaka Castle Hall
City Osaka, Japan
Event chronology
Pride 15: Raging Rumble Pride 16: Beasts from the East Pride 17: Championship Chaos

Pride 16: Beasts From the East was a mixed martial arts event held by the Pride Fighting Championships on September 24, 2001, at the Osaka Castle Hall in Japan. The fight card included the return of Don Frye to MMA as well as the Pride debuts of Murilo Rua and Semmy Schilt.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Mark Coleman Submission (triangle armbar) 1 6:10
Don Frye def. Gilbert Yvel DQ (holding the ropes) 1 7:27
Semmy Schilt def. Akira Shoji KO (knee and punches) 1 8:19
Ricardo Arona def. Guy Mezger Decision (split) 3 5:00
Murilo Rua def. Daijiro Matsui TKO (soccer kick and stomps) 3 0:51
Assuerio Silva def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto TKO (punches) 1 0:11
Gary Goodridge def. Yoshiaki Yatsu TKO (corner stoppage) 1 3:03

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