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PRIDE 33: Night of Upsets

Discussion in 'The Martial Arts Forum' started by gr81disp, Feb 25, 2007.


  1. gr81disp

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    WOW!!! Ok, this was INSANE!!!!

    Results:
    Favorite v. Underdog: Winner how round

    Joachim Hansen v. Jason Ireland: Hansen SUB R3
    No surprise here

    Kazuo Misaki v. Frank "Twinkle Toes" Trigg: Trigg UD
    Not a huge upset but still unexpected.

    Travis Wiuff v. James Lee: Lee SUB R1
    WTF!!! Lee takes this fight on 24 hours notice and wins in 39 seconds!!!

    Antonio Rogerio "Minatauro" Nogueira v. Rameau Sokoudjou: Sokoudjou KO R1
    Somebody with four fights and who lost to a guy who lost to Ed Herman, KOs the PRIDE number one contender, who has NEVER been KOed before? And he does it in 23 seconds!!! It isn't over yet either!

    Hayato "Mach" Sakurai v. Mac Danzig: Sakurai KO R2
    Danzig showed heart but was simply outclassed.

    Sergei Kharitonov v. Michael Russow: Kharitonov SUB R1
    No surprise, but the win was tainted by Kharitonov blatantly grabbing the glove and not the hand or wrist to secure the armbar.

    Mauricio "Shogun" Rua v. Alistair Overeem: Shogun KO R1
    No surprise except the fashion, diving punch from standing through Overeem's guard.

    Non-Title Fight

    Takanori "The Fireball Kid" Gomi
    PRIDE Lightweight Champion
    v.
    Nick "El Diablo" Diaz

    Diaz SUB R2
    This was amazing. It was a total war until Diaz managed to sink in the Gogaplata submission. This was supposed to be a Gomi domination, but Diaz had other plans. This is bad PR for PRIDE though as Gomi's title was not on the line and this is the second time in one year that Gomi lost in his weightclass but kept his title. Also, PRIDE pushed Diaz as a UFC representative, that kinda bit them.


    MAIN EVENT
    PRIDE MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

    "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva
    (31-6-1)
    PRIDE Middleweight Champion
    v.
    Dan "Hollywood" Henderson
    (21-5-0)
    PRIDE Welterweight Champion
    Challenger

    This was supposed to be Silva's big American coming out party. All anybody had to know was that Henderson was Randy Couture's teammate. What PRIDE didn't mention is that this is a rematch and in the first fight, although Henderson showed glimpses of brilliance, it was a one-sided beatdown of the American wrestler. This time was a complete 180. Henderson dominated the fight on the ground and edged out the standing exchanges. Finally, landing with a spinning backfist, Henderson unloaded on Silva and KOed him. Henderson made history tonight being the first fighter in MMA history to hold belts in two different weightclasses simultaneously.

    Henderson KO R3
    (22-5-0)
    PRIDE MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
    PRIDE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
     
  2. ynot

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    thanks for the info, congrats to dan!
     

  3. pjva04

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    Man one thing you can say about Nick Diaz, his fights are always good. He is so well rounded, if he could stay consistent I think he would be a perennial condender. Dana is gonna open his arms (and hopefully his wallet) to Nick now.
     
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    Dunno if it's true or not, but Vanderlei was supposed to be sick for the fight. I do know he looked like crap.

    Diaz tested positive for Marijuana, not sure if that will get his win tossed or not though.
     
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    So they were on equal ground!:animlol: