Pride 33

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Pride 33
A poster or logo for Pride 33.
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date February 24, 2007
Venue Thomas & Mack Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 12,911 (11,334 paid)[1]
Total gate $4,033,098[1]
Event chronology
Pride Shockwave 2006 Pride 33 Pride 34

Pride 33: The Second Coming[2] was a mixed martial arts event held by Pride Fighting Championships on February 24, 2007 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


In the night's main event welterweight champion Dan Henderson knocked out Pride Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva to become the new middleweight champion.[3] This victory by Henderson avenged an earlier loss to Silva after their first encounter in 2000 at Pride 12, with Silva winning that fight in a three-round unanimous decision.[4]

A fight between Sergei Kharitonov and Gilbert Yvel was submitted for approval by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). However, the fight did not take place after Yvel was denied a fighter's license by the NSAC based on a history of disqualification from multiple fights, most notably, his infamous attack on a referee.[5] Kharitonov instead fought Mike Russow defeating him with an armbar.[6]

A fight between Wes Sims and Kazuyuki Fujita was proposed but the NSAC turned it down due to competitive reasons—the fighters were at unequal experience/talent levels. After that a Wes Sims-Mark Hunt fight was turned down as well. The NSAC confirmed that Fujita would not be fighting anyone on the Pride 33 card as the deadline for receiving the medical records of fighters over the age of 35 (Fujita was 36) had passed (they must be submitted one week before the show so they can be properly reviewed and cleared).[7]

Travis Wiuff's original opponent, Kazuhiro Nakamura, did not fight due to a knee injury.[6]


Hansen defeated Ireland via submission (armbar) at 2:33 of round 3.
Lee defeated Wiuff via submission (guillotine choke) at :39 of round 1.
Trigg defeated Misaki via unanimous decision.
Kharitonov defeated Russow via submission (armbar) at 3:46 of round 1.
Sokoudjou defeated Nogueira via KO (punch) at :23 of round 1.
Sakurai defeated Mac Danzig via KO (punch) at 4:01 of round 2.
Rua defeated Overeem via KO (punches) at 3:37 of round 1.
Diaz defeated Gomi via a gogoplata submission at 1:46 in the second round. However, the result was later changed to No-Contest by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after Diaz tested positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test.[8]
Henderson defeated Silva via KO (punches) at 2:08 of round 3.


  1. ^ a b Ivan Trembow. "Pride: The Second Coming Attendance Breakdown". 
  2. ^ "Pride official site" (in Japanese). Pride. 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Pride 33: Silva vs. Henderson". The Fight Game. January 7, 2007. Retrieved January 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Fight Finder – Pride 12". Sherdog. Retrieved January 7, 2007. 
  5. ^ "License To Fight: Busy Morning For The NSAC". Sherdog. February 16, 2006. Retrieved February 13, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b Mendoza, Ricardo (February 21, 2007). "Kharitonov vs. Russow; Nakamura Out". MMA Weekly. Retrieved February 21, 2007. 
  7. ^ Trembow, Ivan (February 16, 2007). "In Depth Coverage: Hearings for Randleman, Yvel, Alves, Toughill and Carvahlo". MMA Weekly. Retrieved February 16, 2007. 
  8. ^ Gross, Josh (April 10, 2007). "NSAC Changes Diaz Win to No-Decision". Retrieved April 10, 2007. 

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