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Steve A. (Cenobite) from ROGUE RIVER, OR
Reviewed on 6/16/2008...
This is actually pride #5, the fifth event they ever did. Very interesting to see how much it has evolved from the beginning. A lot of early fights from fighters who went on to become pride superstars.
A bit disappointing
William Jackson | 03/26/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Pride FCs are great, but this one is a bit lacking. It has only 6 fights and is much shorter than the other Pride FCs I've seen. Most of the fights were mismatches and overall there was very little excitement. The biggest reason I bought this disc was because I love both Sakuraba and Belfort as fighters and I wanted to see them fight each other. Huge disappointment. I won't say who won, but one of the fighters refuses to fight and just sits down the whole match. This can actually be an effective defense as Allen Goes proved. However, in this case is was absolutely disasterous for the fans and for anyone watching. The fighter was even warned, but went right back down to the ground. I had heard later it was because he had a broken hand before the fight started. Regardless, it made for a bad match and poor viewing. Also included on the disc was an "exhibition" with Royler and Rickson Gracie where they displayed some of their techniques. I was not very interested in this and would much rather have seen either of them fight someone in the tournament. If you want your Pride fix, go for Pride 8 or Pride GP Finals."
One of the most controversial main event of all time.
ebrody40 | usa | 01/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pride 5 was held on April 28, 1999 at Nagoya Rainbow Hall.The first fight was between Lumax Cup and Shooto veteran Egan Inoue and Pancrase veteran Minoru Toyonaga. Good fight with a good ending.The second fight IVC veteran Francisco Bueno and Pride veteran Satoshi Honma. Good fight with good ending.The third fight is between IFC Kiev tournament and WVC 5 tournament winner Igor Vovchanchyn and Pride veteran Akira Shoji. Nice fight.The fourth fight is between Shooto, Japan Vale Tudo and UFC veteran Enson Inoue and Rookie fighter Soichi Nishida. Nice short fightThe fifth fight is between UFC Japan tournament and Pride veteran Kazushi Sakuraba and UFC 12 heavyweight tournament winner Vitor Belfort. Match of the night.The main event is between Pride veteran Nobuhiko Takada and UFC 10 & 11 tournament winner and former UFC Heavyweight champion Mark Coleman. This is one of the most controversial fights of all time. I recommand this to MMA fans."