Pride 1

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Pride 1
A poster or logo for Pride 1.
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date October 11, 1997
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Japan Tokyo, Japan
Attendance 47,860
Event chronology
Pride 1 Pride 2

Pride 1 was the first mixed martial arts event held by KRS-Pride (later renamed Pride Fighting Championships). It took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on October 11, 1997 and attracted a crowd of 47,860 spectators.

In addition to the MMA bouts, there was one kickboxing bout between K-1 Grand Prix Champion Branko Cikatić and Ralph White. The English language commentary for this event was provided by Stephen Quadros and Bas Rutten.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Rickson Gracie def. Nobuhiko Takada Submission (armbar) 1 4:47
Kimo Leopoldo vs. Dan Severn Draw (time expired) 1 30:00
Branko Cikatic vs. Ralph White No Contest 1 1:52 [a]
Koji Kitao def. Nathan Jones Submission (keylock) 1 2:14
Renzo Gracie vs. Akira Shoji Draw (time expired) 3 10:00
Gary Goodridge def. Oleg Taktarov KO (punch) 1 4:57
Kazunari Murakami def. John Dixson Submission (armbar) 1 1:34
  1. ^ Kickboxing bout. Cikatic kicked White while on the ground.

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