Pride 14. Another great show put on by DSE
Rob | Saskatchewan | 04/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pride 14 is a very up and down show. There are some great knockouts, some excellent submissions, and two distance fights. (not in correct order)1) Antonio Schrembi X Johil De Olivera - a great graplling match with multiple submission attempts.2) Pele Landi X Daijiru Matsui - Brazilian superstar Pele finally makes his Pride debut. Can he handle the never say die attitude of the Matsui?3) Chuck Lidell X Guy Mezger - Lidell makes his Pride debut in a back and forth match that ends in a huge knockout.4) Gary Goodridge X Valentijn Overeem - short yet sweet match. Wait till you see Goodridge's anticts after the match!5) Vitor Belfort X Heath Herring - a very contraversially decision. Who really wins this fight?6) Akira Shoji X Dan Henderson - Dan returns to the ring to fight the second never say die fighter from Japan, Shoji. One man in this fight gets PUNISHED!7) Vanderlei Silva X shungo Oyama - Silva returns after KOing Sakuraba. Can he keep up his Japanese winnings?8) Igor Vovchanchyn X Gulbert Yvel - In what should be a striking match-up, this fight surprizingly hits the ground and ends in submission.9) Yoshihiro Takayama X kazuyuki Fujita - a surprizingly good match-up. Both men show a ton of heart.Overall, a pretty darn good show. Unfortunetly, there were a couple slow spots in the matches that for the most, can be overlooked."
Another Great Pride event
Stephen | KY | 05/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Pride event has been overlooked by many (probably because it doesn't contain a Gracie or Sakuraba fight), but it showcases many of the greatest fighters in all of mixed martial arts. If nothing else, buy the event for the Chuck Liddell vs. Guy Mezger fight. It's a great fight from 2 of the best light heavyweights in the world and 2 of the best strikers in the world. The lineup also contains Igor Vovchanchyn, Gilbert Yvel, Kazuyuki Fujita, Vanderlei Silva, Gary Goodridge, Vitor Belfort, Dan Henderson, and Heath Herring. Most of their matches aren't as exciting to watch as they could be, but they're good."
Worth the money!
Dena | HI United States | 09/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't know all the fighters, but most of the matches were pretty action packed. Always fun to watch Chuck Liddell, Vanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, Guy Mezger, Igor Vovchanchyn, Dan Henderson, Gary Goodridge, and Gilbert Yvel. This and Cold Fury were two of my favorites."