2002 in Pride FC

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2002 in Pride FC
Information
First date February 22, 2002
Last date December 23, 2002
Events
Total events 10
Fights
Total fights 80
Title fights 2
Chronology
2001 in Pride 2002 in Pride FC 2003 in Pride

The year 2002 is the 6th year in the history of the Pride Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. 2002 had 10 events beginning with, Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 1.

Title fights[edit]

Title fights in 2002
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Middleweight Wanderlei Silva (c) def. Kiyoshi Tamura KO (Punch) 2 2:28 Pride 19: Bad Blood [a]
Middleweight Wanderlei Silva (c) def. Hiromitsu Kanehara TKO (Corner Stoppage) 1 3:40 Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2 [b]

Debut Pride FC fighters[edit]

The following fighters fought their first Pride FC fight in 2002:

Events list[edit]

# Event Japanese name Date held Venue City Attendance
30 Pride 24 - Cold Fury 3 N/A December 23, 2002 Marine Messe Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan N/A
29 Pride 23 - Championship Chaos 2 N/A November 24, 2002 Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 52,228
28 Pride FC - The Best, Vol. 3 N/A October 20, 2002 Differ Ariake Arena Tokyo, Japan N/A
27 Pride 22 - Beasts from the East 2 N/A September 29, 2002 Nagoya Rainbow Hall Nagoya, Japan N/A
26 Pride FC - Shockwave Dynamite! August 28, 2002 Tokyo National Stadium Tokyo, Japan 91,107
25 Pride FC - The Best, Vol. 2 N/A July 20, 2002 Differ Ariake Arena Tokyo, Japan N/A
24 Pride 21 - Demolition N/A June 23, 2002 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A
23 Pride 20 - Armed and Ready N/A April 28, 2002 Yokohama Arena Yokohama, Japan 18,926
22 Pride 19 - Bad Blood N/A February 24, 2002 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A
21 Pride FC - The Best, Vol. 1 N/A February 22, 2002 Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan N/A

Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 1[edit]

Main article: Pride The Best Vol.1

Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 1[1] was an event held on February 22, 2002 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Yusuke Imamura def. Joe Son Submission (Elbow Injury) 1 0:33
Sokun Koh def. Amir Rahnavardi KO (Punch) 2 1:19
Takayuki Okada def. Soichi Nishida TKO (Punches) 1 2:00
Daiju Takase def. Johil de Oliveira Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Jong Wang Kim def. Yoshinori Sasaki Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:25
Eiji Mitsuoka def. Anthony Macias Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00


Pride 19: Bad Blood[edit]

Main article: Pride 19

Pride 19: Bad Blood[2] was an event held on February 24, 2002 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Wanderlei Silva (c) def. Kiyoshi Tamura KO (Punch) 2 2:28 [a]
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Enson Inoue Technical Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 6:17
Don Frye def. Ken Shamrock Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Heath Herring def. Igor Vovchanchyn Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Carlos Newton def. Jose Landi Submission (Armbar) 1 7:16
Rodrigo Gracie def. Daijiro Matsui Submission (Guillotine Choke) 3 0:28
Alex Stiebling def. Wallid Ismail Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Tom Erikson def. Tim Catalfo Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 2:35


Pride 20: Armed and Ready[edit]

Pride 20
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date April 28, 2002
Venue Yokohama Arena
City Yokohama
Attendance 18,926
Event chronology
Pride 19 Pride 20 Pride 21

Pride 20: Armed and Ready[3] was an event held on April 28, 2002 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Wanderlei Silva vs. Mirko Filipović Draw 5 3:00
Sanae Kikuta def. Alexander Otsuka Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Murilo Rua def. Mario Sperry Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Ricardo Arona def. Dan Henderson Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Yusuke Imamura Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:35
Quinton Jackson def. Masaaki Satake TKO (Slam) 1 7:07
Bob Sapp def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto TKO (Punches) 1 2:44


Pride 21: Demolition[edit]

Main article: Pride 21

Pride 21: Demolition[4] was an event held on June 23, 2002 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Don Frye def. Yoshihiro Takayama TKO (Punches) 1 6:10
Fedor Emelianenko def. Semmy Schilt Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Daniel Gracie def. Takashi Sugiura Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Shungo Oyama def. Renzo Gracie Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Jeremy Horn def. Gilbert Yvel Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Anderson Silva def. Alex Stiebling TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 1:23
Gary Goodridge def. Achmed Labasanov Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Bob Sapp def. Kiyoshi Tamura TKO (Punches) 1 0:11


Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 2[edit]

Main article: Pride The Best Vol.2

Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 2[5] was an event held on July 20, 2002 at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Sokun Koh def. Bob Schrijber Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Antonio Schembri def. Daiju Takase Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Alistair Overeem def. Yusuke Imamura TKO (Knee and Punches) 1 0:44
Takayuki Okada def. Tomohiko Hashimoto KO (Punch) 1 2:10
John Alessio def. Eiji Mitsuoka TKO (Cut) 2 3:13
Fatih Kocamis def. Takahiro Oba Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Daisuke Nakamura def. Shannon Ritch Submission (Armbar) 1 4:28
Jukei Nakajima def. Joe Son TKO (Shoulder Injury) 1 0:54
Yushin Okami def. Hidehisa Matsuda KO (Punches) 1 3:52
Yukiya Naito def. Ken Orihashi Decision (Split) 1 5:00


Pride FC: Shockwave[edit]

Main article: Pride Shockwave

Pride FC: Shockwave[6] was an event held on August 28, 2002 at the Tokyo National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Mirko Filipović def. Kazushi Sakuraba TKO (Eye Injury) 2 5:00
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Bob Sapp Submission (Armbar) 2 4:03
Gary Goodridge def. Lloyd Van Dams TKO (Punches) 1 3:39
Jerrel Venetiaan def. Daijiro Matsui Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Wanderlei Silva def. Tatsuya Iwasaki TKO (Head Kick and Punches) 1 1:16


Pride 22: Beasts from the East 2[edit]

Main article: Pride 22

Pride 22: Beasts from the East 2[7] was an event held on September 29, 2002 at the Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Ryan Gracie def. Shungo Oyama Technical Submission (Armbar) 1 1:37
Quinton Jackson def. Igor Vovchanchyn Submission (Injury) 1 7:17
Mario Sperry def. Andrei Kopylov TKO (Cut) 1 6:02
Heath Herring def. Yuriy Kochkine TKO (Knees) 1 7:31
Paulo Filho def. Akira Shoji Submission (Armbar) 1 2:48
Anderson Silva def. Alexander Otsuka Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Guy Mezger def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Kevin Randleman def. Michiyoshi Ohara Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00


Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 3[edit]

Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 3
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date October 20, 2002
Venue Differ Ariake Arena
City Tokyo
Event chronology
Pride 22 Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 3 Pride 23

Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 3[8] was an event held on October 20, 2002 at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Daijiro Matsui def. Rory Singer Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Yuji Hisamatsu def. Demetrius Gioulacos Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Eiji Mitsuoka def. Scott Bills Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Yushin Okami def. Steve White Submission (Punches) 2 3:25
Kestutis Smirnovas def. Takahiro Oba Submission (Armbar) 1 0:55
Yusuke Imamura def. Han Ten Yun Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 2:15
Aji Susilo def. Xue Do Won Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 0:42
Takayuki Okada def. Jong Wang Kim Submission (Broken Hand) 1 0:24
Kyosuke Sasaki def. Akira Nitagai Submission (Armbar) 1 4:35
Yutaro Miyamoto def. Yoshinori Kawakami Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00
Shinichiro Takamura def. Togo Togo KO (Punches) 1 4:59


Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2[edit]

Main article: Pride 23

Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2[9] was an event held on November 24, 2002 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kazushi Sakuraba def. Gilles Arsene Submission (Armbar) 3 2:08
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Nobuhiko Takada KO (Punch) 2 1:00
Hidehiko Yoshida def. Don Frye Technical Submission (Armbar) 1 5:32
Middleweight Wanderlei Silva (c) def. Hiromitsu Kanehara TKO (Corner Stoppage) 1 3:40 [a]
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Semmy Schilt Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 6:36
Fedor Emelianenko def. Heath Herring TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 10:00
Ricardo Arona def. Murilo Rua Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Kevin Randleman def. Kenichi Yamamoto TKO (Knees) 3 1:16
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Jerrel Venetiaan Submission (Armbar) 2 3:29


Pride 24: Cold Fury 3[edit]

Main article: Pride 24

Pride 24: Cold Fury 3[10] was an event held on December 23, 2002 at the Marine Messe Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dan Henderson Submission (Armbar) 3 1:49
Kevin Randleman def. Murilo Rua TKO (Cut) 3 0:20
Alistair Overeem def. Bazigit Atajev TKO (Knee to the Body) 2 4:59
Yoshihisa Yamamoto def. Alexander Otsuka TKO (Leg Injury) 2 5:00
Rodrigo Gracie def. Yuki Sasaki Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Ron Waterman def. Valentijn Overeem Submission (Keylock) 1 2:18
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Guy Mezger Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Daijiro Matsui def. Kazuki Okubo Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pride FC - The Best, Vol. 1". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pride 19 - Bad Blood". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pride 20 - Armed and Ready". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pride 21 - Demolition". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pride FC - The Best, Vol. 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pride FC - Shockwave". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pride 22 - Beasts from the East 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pride FC - The Best, Vol. 3". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Pride 23 - Championship Chaos 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pride 24 - Cold Fury 3". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013.