A poster or logo for Pride 34.
|Promotion||Pride Fighting Championships|
|Date||April 8, 2007|
|Venue||Saitama Super Arena|
This was the last Pride show promoted by Dream Stage Entertainment before the sale of the company (see Pride Worldwide). However in the end it turns out that this event would mark the final show in Pride FC's history before the folding of the promotion itself.
Although Wanderlei Silva and Mauricio Rua were negotiating with Pride to compete, neither did. Silva did not participate because of a medical suspension received from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The commission had stated that if a Japanese doctor cleared Silva for competition, they would consider lifting the suspension three days early, but this did not come to fruition.
Nobuyuki Sakakibara's "surprise announcement" at the event turned out to be a guest appearance by Kazushi Sakuraba who had left Pride nearly a year ago to join rival promotion Hero's. Kiyoshi Tamura joined Sakakibara in the ring and teased a potential matchup in a future Pride event. Sakuraba had initially expressed his wish to fight either Wanderlei Silva or Kiyoshi Tamura on the card but in the end neither fight materialized. Though Tamura would end up fighting Sakuraba at Dynamite!! 2008
|Heavyweight||Yoshihiro Nakao||def.||Edson Drago||Submission (neck crank)||1||9:51|
|Heavyweight||Eric Esch||def.||Zuluzinho||Submission (americana)||1||2:35|
|Middleweight||Makoto Takimoto||def.||Zelg Galesic||Submission (kimura)||1||5:40|
|Heavyweight||Gilbert Yvel||def.||Akira Shoji||TKO (punches)||1||3:04|
|Heavyweight||James Thompson||def.||Don Frye||TKO (punches)||1||6:23|
|Lightweight||Shinya Aoki||def.||Brian Lo-A-Njoe||Submission (armbar)||1||1:33|
|Light Heavyweight||Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou||def.||Ricardo Arona||KO (punch)||1||1:59|
|Heavyweight||Jeff Monson||def.||Kazuyuki Fujita||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||6:47|
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- de Araújo, Thiago (2007-03-15). "Wanderlei Silva e Maurício Shogun podem voltar ao Pride em abril" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
- "Mixed Martial Arts Show Results – Pride 33" (PDF). Nevada State Athletic Commission. 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-13.
- "No Wanderlei, But Maybe a Surprise or Two?". MMA Weekly. 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
- "Bazigit Atajev Off Of Pride 34 Card". MMA Weekly. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2007-04-05.