TAPE 523

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 2.75 hrs (DVD)

PRIDE 23 - 11/24/02 (This is the US PPV version of the show, so all commentary is in English. Really good show, but they cut out the Takada vs Tamura fight for some reason. Other than that, this is well worth getting. I've got a master so quality is EX.)
Hirotaka Yokoi vs Jerrel Venetiaan (JIP - 1st rd not shown) Kenichi Yamamoto vs Kevin Randleman (Randleman hits these *INCREDIBLE* knees to finish the fight. He's got side-mount and basically does a handstand to get height and DRILLS Yamamoto with double knees. Awesome!) Ricardo Arona vs Murilo Ninja Emelianenko Fedor vs Heath Herring (Fedor totally dominates Herring, looking fantastic in the process. I'm wondering if Herring was sick coming in or something, he just looks nothing like himself in this one.) Antonio Nogueira vs Semmy Schilt Vanderlei Silva vs Hiromitsu Kanehara Don Frye vs Hidehiko Yoshida (Have heard some think this is a work, but it looks pretty legit to me.) Kazushi Sakuraba vs Gilles Arsene (Now this one almost looks worked. Arsene is obviously very afraid of Sakuraba and, despite being some high-level BJJ guy, is absolutely terrified of trying anything with Sakuraba on the ground. Sakuraba figures out very early on that Arsene can't do anything to hurt him, so he plays with Arsene and drags the fight into the 3rd round before he decides to finish it. Once he does, he gets a quick armbar and it's over.)