Genres:Sports Sub-Genres:MMA Studio:Bci / Eclipse Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 03/06/2001 Release Year: 2001 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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mombojombo | Los Angeles, CA United States | 10/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you who've never heard of Pride Fighting Championship, it's basically the Superbowl of MMA (mixed martial arts). All the best fighters in the world go over there to fight because 1) the competition is the best in the world, 2) they treat and pay a lot more than any other events like UFC. They fight in a ring instead of a cage and the fans in Japan are really knowledgable about the techniques and skills of all the fighters. For you UFC fans who wonder where all of the fighters like Gary Goodridge, Mark Coleman, Mark Kerr, Ken Shamrock, Vitor Belfort, etc. all went... Well, they left to sign to fight at Pride cause it's just better. See for yourselves! This Pride 9 was awesome. Can't wait till Pride FC Grand Prix 2000 comes out on video. Get off the weak UFC and start watching Pride. It's like College Basketball vs. NBA. The caliber of competition and talent just doesn't compare."
So far, the best Pride I have seen....
Lehprekhan | Osan AB, Korea (via Air Force) | 02/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Return of the Warriors is by far the most action packed Pride I have seen. I just purchased it, and I think to myself: 'why didn't I buy this DVD first?' out of the 9 matches on this DVD/Video; at least 7 is awesome.*Match 1*
Vitor Belfort vs. Daijiro Matsui
-This match was the icebreaker for this great event. alot of ground fighting, but, with the man in the guard punishing the man on the bottom. not the most exciting match, but, it got the event going....*Match 2* "
Great show for Pride.
ebrody40 | usa | 07/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pride Fighting Championship is the Super Bowl of the Mixed Martial Arts. This event is from the Seibu Dome outside of Tokyo, Japan. Nine fights are shown and one omitted from the DVD. The first fight is between Vitor Belfort and Daijiro Matsui. Belfort the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion shocked the world by defeating Gilbert Yvel at Pride 9 also at Pride 9 Matsui suffered a five minute beating at the hands of Igor Vovchanchyn. This fight is a long, but interesting fight.The second fight is between Lion's Den fighter Guy Mezger and "The Axe Murderer" Vanderlei Silva. Mezger is a former King of Pancrase and the UFC 13 Middleweight Tournament Champion with a win over Tito Ortiz. Silva an International Vale Tudo and UFC veteran with knockout victories over Mike Van Arsedale and Todd Medina. This fight is a short, but exciting fight.The third fight is between Ricco Rodriguez and "Giant" Ochiai. Rodriguez at the time was the King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion also was the 1998 Abu Dhubi Submission Wrestling Tournament champion in the 99kg and above weight class and stunned the Pride organzation by beating Gary Goodridge at Pride 9. Ochiai had only one fight before this fight. This fight may surprise you, but the ending won't.The fourth fight is between "The Hurricane" Gilbert Yvel and "Big Daddy" Gary Goodridge. Yvel a former RINGS Openweight Champion and a Cage Fight Tournament winner. Goodridge is the UFC 8 finalist and the International Vale Tudo Championship 1 Tournament winner also holds knockout victories over Oleg Taktarov and Paul Herrera. The is another short and exciting fight with an ending that will leave you speechless.The fifth fight is between "The Titan" Mark Kerr and Borisov Igor. Kerr the UFC 14 & 15 Heavyweight Tournament Champion, The World Vale Tudo Championship 3 Tournament winner and 1999 and 2000 Abu Dhubi Submisson Wrestling tournament winner in the openweight part of the event. Igor is a Sambo Champion out of Russia, but this is second Mixed Martial Arts fight. The fight is good, but the ending will not surprise you. The sixth fight is between Enson Inoue and "The Lethal Weapon of the North" Igor Vovchanchyn. Inoue is a UFC 13 veteran and Japan Vale Tudo veteran and holds a victory over UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture. Vovchanchyn is a IFC Tournament winner, The World Vale Tudo Championship 5 tournament winner and the Pride Grand Prix 2000 tournament finalist. This is a great fight and brutal.The seventh fight is between Ken Shamrock and Kazuyuki Fujita. Fujita shocked the whole Mixed Martial Arts world with his victory over Mark Kerr. Shamrock is the first King of Pancrase and a UFC Superfight champion. This fight is alright, but the ending is really confusing.The Masaki Satake vs. Kazunari Mukarami is not on the DVD.The eighth fight is between Ryan Gracie and Tokimitsu Ishizawa. Ishizawa is pro wrestler Kendo Ka Shin from the New Japan Pro Wrestling Organzation. This fight is very short, but exciting.The ninth and final fight is between Kazushi Sakuraba and Renzo Gracie. Sakuraba holds victories over two of Renzo family members Royler & Royce. Renzo is the World Combat Championship Tournament winner and holds a knockout victory over Oleg Taktarov. This fight is great and the ending may make you cringe.Overall a great DVD, but I wish they would show the entrances of all the fighters."
A must-have for MMA enthusiasts
NATHAN S R RARERE | 02/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply, Pride 10 "Return of the Warriors" is one of the greatest mixed martial arts cards ever assembled. Other than one complete mismatch (Kerr vs. Igor), this DVD shows why Pride Fighting is so respected and closely followed by legions of onlookers all over the globe.
Whether a fan of ground and pound, stand-up striking, powerful knockouts, or submission manuvers, you will not be disappointed with the action from Pride 10. Watch as Silva and Mezger exchange blows in a battle that would make "Toughman" promoters green with envy. See one of the most underrated fighters of all time, Kazuyuki Fujita, exhaust Ken Shamrock. Pick your jaw up from the floor after witnessing one of the most spectacular knockouts in MMA history, as Gilbert Ivel kicks Gary Goodridge into a deep sleep. And what better a way to end this show than with Sakuraba's kimura from hell; a spinning fury of a move that turned Renzo Gracie's left elbow inside-out. By all means grab "Return of the Warriors" and enjoy. Top to bottom, this may be the most exciting card ever compiled for the Pride Fighting Championships."
55,000 SCREAMING JAPANESE CAN'T BE WRONG!!!
NATHAN S R RARERE | Auckland, . New Zealand | 05/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a long time UFC fan and had heard about PRIDE for a while...this is the first pride tournament that I'd seen and I'm pleased to say that I loved it. The venue and production are huge...and the fighters are all top shelf....VITOR BELFORT, GUY MEZGER, VANDERLEI SILVA, MARK KERR, RICO RODRIGUEZ, SAKURABA, RYAN & RENZO GRACIE and IGOR VOVCHANCHIN show their wares in this tourny. Heaps of variety in the style and results of the fights too. The commentary is really informative...and quite funny too. They get into an argument about whether Igor V can be arm barred or not....I'm pretty sure the two guys had a punch up afterward. I haven't seen fights this good since a night out on the town in Hastings New Zealand. If you like MMA because of submission hold etc this is for you......."