List of Pride Fighting Championships champions

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Below is a list of Pride Fighting Championships champions and title defenses:

Pride champions[edit]

World Heavyweight Championship[edit]

above 93 kg (205 lbs)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
def. Heath Herring
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001
2 Russia Fedor Emelianenko Pride 25
Yokohama, Japan
March 16, 2003

1. def. interim champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride Shockwave 2004 on Dec 31, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Mirko Filipović at Pride Final Conflict 2005 on Aug 28, 2005 in Saitama, Japan
3. def. Mark Hunt at Pride Shockwave 2006 on Dec 31, 2006 in Saitama, Japan

- Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
def. Mirko Filipović for interim title
Pride Final Conflict 2003
Tokyo, Japan
November 9, 2003

World Middleweight Championship[edit]

83 to 93 kg (183 to 205 lbs)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Brazil Wanderlei Silva
def. Kazushi Sakuraba
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001

1. def. Kiyoshi Tamura at Pride 19 on Feb 24, 2002 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Hiromitsu Kanehara at Pride 23 on Nov 24, 2002 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Quinton Jackson at Pride 28 on Oct 31, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
4. def. Ricardo Arona at Pride Shockwave 2005 on Dec 31, 2005 in Saitama, Japan

2 United States Dan Henderson Pride 33
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
February 24, 2007
The Pride World Middleweight Title was unified with the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on September 8, 2007 when Quinton Jackson defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 75.[1]

World Welterweight Championship[edit]

73 to 83 kg (161 to 183 lbs)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Dan Henderson
def. Murilo Bustamante
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005
The Pride World Welterweight Title was unified with the UFC Middleweight Championship on March 1, 2008 when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.

World Lightweight Championship[edit]

73 kg (161 lbs) and below
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Takanori Gomi
def. Hayato Sakurai
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005

1. def. Marcus Aurelio at Pride Bushido 13 on Nov 5, 2006 in Yokohama, Japan

Tournament Winners[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates that the tournament was also a title fight.

Event Date Division Winner Runner-up
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals May 1, 2000 Open-weight United States Mark Coleman Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn
Pride Final Conflict 2003 Nov 9, 2003 Middleweight Brazil Wanderlei Silva United States Quinton Jackson
Pride Shockwave 2004 Dec 31, 2004 Heavyweight Russia Fedor Emelianenko* Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Pride Final Conflict 2005 Aug 28, 2005 Middleweight Brazil Mauricio Rua Brazil Ricardo Arona
Pride Shockwave 2005 Dec 31, 2005 Welterweight United States Dan Henderson* Brazil Murilo Bustamante
Lightweight Japan Takanori Gomi* Japan Hayato Sakurai
Pride Final Conflict Absolute Sep 10, 2006 Open-weight Croatia Mirko Filipović United States Josh Barnett
Pride Bushido 13 Nov 5, 2006 Welterweight Japan Kazuo Misaki Canada Denis Kang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UFC (September 11, 2007). ""UFC 75" on Spike TV is the most watched UFC event in history". Retrieved 2008-02-05. Dana White: "Not only did UFC 75 showcase the bout that unified the 205 lb Pride and UFC titles..." 

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