TAPE 496

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 3.75 hrs (2 DVD)

RINGS KING OF KINGS 2000 FINALS - 2/24/01 (FANTASTIC show! Several excellent fights on this all-shoot show, highlighted by Menne/Kanehara. This is the TV version of the show and my copy is a master convert, meaning VQ is EX.)
DAVE MENNE VS HIROMITSU KANEHARA (GREAT brawl marred only be a premature stoppage in the overtime period.) Antonio Nogueira vs Volk Han (A bit of a dream match as submission-king Han goes up against Minotauro. Not a great fight, but fun.) Randy Couture vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (Couture is UFC champ here) Valentijn Overeem vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto Vladimir Tchanturia vs Alistair Overeem Hiromitsu Kanehara vs Antonio Nogueira (Semi-final) Randy Couture vs Valentijn Overeem (Semi-final - UFC Champ Couture gets punked out by mid-card-for-life Overeem in 56 seconds to a guillotine choke from the guard, thus ruining a potential dream Nogueira vs Couture fight. Thanks Randy!) Ryushi Yanagisawa vs Wataru Sakata Kiyoshi Tamura vs Renato Babalu Antonio Nogueira vs Valentijn Overeem (Finals - The run of good fortune is over for Overeem as Nogueira chokes him out in one minute.)