2001 in Pride FC

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2001 in Pride FC
Information
First date March 25, 2001
Last date December 23, 2001
Events
Total events 6
Fights
Total fights 49
Title fights 2
Chronology
2000 in Pride 2001 in Pride FC 2002 in Pride

The year 2001 is the 5th year in the history of the Pride Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. 2001 had 6 events beginning with, Pride 13 - Collision Course.

Title fights[edit]

Title fights in 2001
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Middleweight Wanderlei Silva def. Kazushi Sakuraba TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 10:00 Pride 17 [a]
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Heath Herring Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 Pride 17 [b]

Debut Pride FC fighters[edit]

The following fighters fought their first Pride FC fight in 2001:

Events list[edit]

# Event Japanese name Date held Venue City Attendance
20 Pride 18 - Cold Fury 2 N/A December 23, 2001 Marine Messe Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan N/A
19 Pride 17 - Championship Chaos N/A November 3, 2001 Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 53,200
18 Pride 16 - Beasts from the East N/A September 24, 2001 Osaka-jo Hall Osaka, Japan N/A
17 Pride 15 - Raging Rumble N/A July 29, 2001 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A
16 Pride 14 - Clash of the Titans N/A May 27, 2001 Yokohama Arena Yokohama, Japan N/A
15 Pride 13 - Collision Course N/A March 25, 2001 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A

Pride 13: Collision Course[edit]

Pride 13
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date March 25, 2001
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Saitama
Event chronology
Pride 12 Pride 13 Pride 14

Pride 13: Collision Course[1] was an event held on March 25, 2001 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Wanderlei Silva def. Kazushi Sakuraba TKO (Knees and Soccer Kicks) 1 1:38
Tra Telligman def. Igor Vovchanchyn Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Tadao Yasuda def. Masaaki Satake Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Mark Coleman def. Allan Goes TKO (Knees) 1 1:19
Dan Henderson def. Renzo Gracie KO (Punch) 1 1:40
Heath Herring def. Denis Sobolev Submission (Keylock) 1 0:22
Guy Mezger def. Egan Inoue KO (Punch) 1 2:25
Vitor Belfort def. Bobby Southworth Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:09


Pride 14: Clash of the Titans[edit]

Pride 14
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date May 27, 2001
Venue Yokohama Arena
City Yokohama
Event chronology
Pride 13 Pride 14 Pride 15

Pride 14: Clash of the Titans[2] was an event held on May 27, 2001 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kazuyuki Fujita def. Yoshihiro Takayama Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 2 3:10
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Gilbert Yvel Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:52
Wanderlei Silva def. Shungo Oyama TKO (Punches) 1 0:30
Dan Henderson def. Akira Shoji TKO (Punches and Knees) 3 3:18
Vitor Belfort def. Heath Herring Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Gary Goodridge def. Valentijn Overeem Submission (Knee) 1 2:39
Chuck Liddell def. Guy Mezger KO (Punch) 2 0:21
Daijiro Matsui def. Jose Landi-Jons Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Antonio Schembri def. Johil de Oliveira Submission (Armbar) 1 7:17


Pride 15: Raging Rumble[edit]

Pride 15
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date July 29, 2001
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Saitama
Attendance 27,323
Event chronology
Pride 14 Pride 15 Pride 16

Pride 15: Raging Rumble[3] was an event held on July 29, 2001 at the Saitama Super Arena Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Future Pride and UFC legends Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Quinton Jackson made their Pride debuts at this event.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Tokimitsu Ishizawa def. Ryan Gracie TKO (Injury) 1 4:51
Kazushi Sakuraba def. Quinton Jackson Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 5:41
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Gary Goodridge Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 2:37
Heath Herring def. Mark Kerr TKO (Knees) 2 4:56
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Masaaki Satake Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Ebenezer Fontes Braga def. Daijiro Matsui Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Wallid Ismail def. Shungo Oyama Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 2 2:30
Assuerio Silva def. Valentijn Overeem Submission (Heel Hook) 1 2:50


Pride 16: Beasts from the East[edit]

Pride 16
Information
Promotion Pride
Date September 24, 2001
Venue Osaka Castle Hall
City Osaka, Japan
Event chronology
Pride 15 Pride 16 Pride 17

Pride 16: Beasts from the East[4] was an event held on September 24, 2001 at Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Mark Coleman Submission (Triangle Armbar) 1 6:10
Don Frye def. Gilbert Yvel DQ (Eye Gouging) 1 7:27
Semmy Schilt def. Akira Shoji KO (Knee and Punches) 1 8:19
Ricardo Arona def. Guy Mezger Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Murilo Rua def. Daijiro Matsui TKO (Soccer Kick and Stomps) 3 0:51
Assuerio Silva def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto TKO (Punches) 1 0:11
Gary Goodridge def. Yoshiaki Yatsu TKO (Corner Stoppage) 1 3:03


Pride 17: Championship Chaos[edit]

Pride 17
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date November 3, 2001
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Tokyo
Event chronology
Pride 16 Pride 17 Pride 18

Pride 17: Championship Chaos[5] was an event held on November 3, 2001 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. This event saw the crowning of the first Pride FC Heavyweight and Middleweight champions. It also marked the debut of future Pride champion Mirko Filipović.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Wanderlei Silva def. Kazushi Sakuraba TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 10:00 [a]
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Heath Herring Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 [b]
Mario Sperry def. Igor Vovchanchyn Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 2:52
Semmy Schilt def. Masaaki Satake TKO (Front Kick and Punches) 1 2:18
Dan Henderson def. Murilo Rua Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Quinton Jackson def. Yuki Ishikawa KO (Punches) 1 1:52
Renzo Gracie def. Michiyoshi Ohara Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Pride vs. K-1 Rules bouts
Mirko Filipović vs. Nobuhiko Takada Draw 5 3:00
Tom Erikson def. Matt Skelton Submission (Strangle Choke) 1 1:51
  1. ^ For The Pride Fighting Championship World Middleweight Championship. Sakuraba suffered a broken collarbone after being slammed by Silva.
  2. ^ For The Pride Fighting Championship World Heavyweight Championship.


Pride 18: Cold Fury 2[edit]

Pride 18
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date December 23, 2001
Venue Marine Messe Fukuoka
City Fukuoka
Event chronology
Pride 17 Pride 18 Pride: The Best Vol. 1

Pride 18: Cold Fury 2[6] was an event held on December 23, 2001 at the Marine Messe Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Semmy Schilt def. Yoshihiro Takayama KO (Punches) 1 3:09
Wanderlei Silva def. Alexander Otsuka TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 3 2:22 [a]
Jeremy Horn def. Akira Shoji Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Valentijn Overeem Submission (Heel Hook) 1 4:35
Murilo Rua def. Alex Andrade Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Alex Stiebling def. Allan Goes TKO (Knees and Punches) 3 0:47
Daijiro Matsui def. Quinton Jackson DQ (Knee to Groin) 1 0:14
Pride vs. K-1 Rules bout
Yoshihisa Yamamoto def. Jan Nortje Submission (Armbar) 1 1:43
  1. ^ Non-title bout


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