Virtually everyone who watched, followed or covered mixed martial
arts from 1997 through 2007 fondly remembers
Pride Fighting Championships. The Japan-based organization was
known as being home to some of the greatest fighters on the planet,
and its events were typically loaded with memorable battles and
featured some of the most brutal knockouts and spectacular
submissions the sport has ever seen.
Pride ruled the MMA world for a time, and many fans still lament
the day in October 2007 when it shuttered its doors, mere months
after being bought out by
Ultimate Fighting Championship parent company Zuffa.
In the latest edition of the Sherdog Top 10 series, we
examine the greatest fights in the history of Pride, as voted upon
by a panel of Sherdog.com staff and contributors.