1997 in Pride FC

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1997 in Pride FC
Information
First date October 11, 1997
Last date October 11, 1997
Events
Total events 1
Fights
Total fights 7
Chronology
1997 in Pride FC 1998 in Pride

The year 1997 is the 1st year in the history of the Pride Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. 1997 had only 1 event, Pride 1.

Debut Pride FC fighters[edit]

Given that this is Pride FC's debut year, all fighters are also participating in their debut Pride FC fight.

Events list[edit]

# Event Japanese name Date held Venue City Attendance
1 Pride 1 N/A October 11, 1997 Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 47,000

Pride 1[edit]

Pride 1
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date October 11, 1997
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Tokyo, Japan
Attendance 47,860
Event chronology
Pride 1 Pride 2

Pride 1[1] was an inaugural event held on October 11, 1997, at The Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

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.

Results[edit]

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


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pride 1". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 12, 2013.