TAPE 514

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

UFC ULTIMATE JAPAN - 12/21/97 (The UFC's first-ever show outside the US. This is a pretty good show, highlighted by the fights of Kazushi Sakuraba. I've got a master convert so quality is perfect.)
Tank Abbott vs Yoji Anjoh (Anjoh takes a beating, but Abbott can't put him away and ends up just taking a decision) Kazushi Sakuraba vs Conan Silvera (Horrible stoppage as the ref stops the fight when Sakuraba goes for a takedown, thinking Sakuraba was injured. Bad, bad decision.) Frank Shamrock vs Kevin Jackson (Shamrock wins UFC Middleweight title) Vitor Belfort vs Joe Charles Kazushi Sakuraba vs Conan Silvera (Heavyweight Tournament Finals - Tank Abbott is injured in his first fight and the judges agree that the Sakuraba stoppage was bad, so we get this rematch. Sakuraba looks good here in one of his very first shootfights.) Randy Couture vs Maurice Smith (Couture wins UFC Heavyweight title)