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Pride FC - Championship Chaos
Pride FC - Championship Chaos
Genres: Sports
NR     2002     2hr 58min


     
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Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: MMA
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/29/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Pride FC - Championship Chaos
whatfran637 | San Diego, California United States | 10/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Two fighters will be crowned champions in this event. Here's a rundown of all the matchups:1. Tom Erikson vs. Matt Skelton: A traditional grappler vs. striker match. Erikson, a world class wrestler, takes on Skelton, a K-1 veteran. A complete mismatch.2. Dan Henderson vs. Murilo Rua: This match between two rising stars in MMA was intense. Lots of takedowns and reversals. It was a war.3. Renzo Gracie vs. Michiyoshi Ohara: Renzo Gracie returns to the Pride ring after going through a brief slump in previous events. Ohara, a pro wrestler, makes his MMA debut. Very boring match. 4. Mario Sperry vs. Igor Vovchanchyn: One of the best grapplers from the Brazilian Top Team takes on the most devastating striker in MMA competition. The ending will astonish you! 5. Quinton Jackson vs. Yuki Ishikawa: Team Punishment team member Jackson faces off with another Japanese pro wrestler. Good match. You will see someone attempt a piledriver in this match.6. Semmy Schilt vs. Masaaki Satake: A former King of Pancrase takes on a K-1 veteran. Schilt's reach was definitely a huge factor in this match (Schilt is 7 feet tall).7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Heath Herring: This match was for the Pride Heavyweight Championship. Herring has been on a roll in Pride, scoring victories over top quality opponents. Nogueira has to be considered the best submission fighter in the heavyweight division. He has beaten many fighters using submissions. Very good match. Lots of action. Both fighters were at their best.8. Vanderlei Silva vs. Kazushi Sakuraba: This match was for the Pride Middleweight Championship. This is a rematch from Pride FC - Collision Course. Sakuraba was looking for redemption, for he was brutally beaten in his first encounter with Silva. Another good match, although the result was disappointing.9. Mirko Cro Cop vs. Nobuhiko Takada: This match is not included in the DVD, although it is listed on the package. Championship Chaos is definitely one of Pride's best shows. Plenty of action and some surprising finishes. MMA fans should definitely purchase this DVD."
Historically important, but definitely NOT the best.
whatfran637 | 08/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As my title suggests, this title is a MUST-OWN for MMA enthusiasts. Not because its a superior card top-to-bottom, but because there are a two fights that mark an important point in MMA's history.1) Silva/Sakuraba - This fight marks the beginning of the end for the great Kazushi Sakuraba. Silva's absolute dismantling of Sakuraba, who was previously thought to be unbeatable, not only affected the fans, but possibly Sakuraba himself, as his career never really recovered afterwards. It also truely, finally, marked the return of stand-up striking to the sport of MMA. No longer could a great grappler use strikes to merely set up the takedown, from then on a fighter had be able to handle himself standing or he would lose.2) Nogueira/Herring - This is when Antonio Nogueira won the heavyweight belt. Nogueira is considered to be the greatest heavyweight in MMA history, and although he has since lost his title, his run of wins immediately following this event will go down in history as one of the great all-time streaks.Also on this event is Henderson/Rua, which is an exciting throwdown complete with a controversial judges' decision.With those three fights you're probably wondering why I don't consider this event to be the best. That's because, true to Pride's history, this event also includes some terrible mis-matches.1) Renzo/Ohara - Ohara is a pro-wrestler with no business being in the ring with a legend like Renzo Gracie. He probably knew that himself as he spent the entire fight stalling, playing defense, and generally avoiding Renzo altogether. Most boring fight ever in my opinion.2) Jackson/Ishizawa - Ishizawa was outmatched in every facet of the game and got beaten down quickly. Complete mismatch.There you have it. Those are the important fights on this DVD, take it for what you will."
Pride FC Championship Chaos
jay | United States | 06/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"1.Kazushi Sakuraba VS Wanderlei
Great match,but the end will not.****2.Dan Henderson VS Murilo "Ninja" Rua
The match was kind of boring, but alot of takedown and couple of punches at someones face.**3.Semmy Schilt VS Masaaki Satake
This was a okay match. Two guys fighting it off and one is about 7 feet tall. Damn.. ***4.Renzo Gracie VS michiyoshi Ohara
Boring match. *5.Mario Sperry VS Igor Vovchanchyn
Good Match with alot of blood. Cool............. ***6.Quinton Jackson VS Yuki Ishikawa
What a match.You will see someone do a piledriver. But this match was pretty short.****7.Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira VS Heath Herring.
Awesome match. I can't believe it. Very intense with alot of takedown and reversals and some hard punches.*****"
Excellent Pride Fighting!
Dena | HI United States | 09/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed this one! The headline fight of Sakuraba and Silva was great! The undercard fights were also interesting and exciting. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira v. Heath Herring was an excellent fight - belongs on a greatest fights dvd! Also always enjoyable to watch Vovchanchyn, Henderson, Gracie, and Sperry."