TAPE 629

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 2.75 hrs (DVD)

PRIDE 27 - 2/1/04 (Not the greatest Pride show you'll ever see, but decent, especially when you consider who is NOT on the card - Sakuraba, Jackson, Fedor, Nogueira, Silva, etc. This is the US version of the show, with English commentary. I've got a master convert so VQ is EX.)
Igor Vovchanchyn vs Dan Bobish LA Giant vs Sergei Kharitonov Murilo Ninja vs Alexander Otsuka (Otsuka gets drilled with a knee to the groin that shatters his cup, thus ending the fight early...) Dos Caras Jr vs Kazuhiro Nakamura Murilo Ninja vs Alexander Otsuka (Otsuka recovers from his injury and comes back to fight some more. Very gutty!) Mark Kerr vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto (Kerr makes his long-awaited - by some, at least - return to MMA and proceeds to KO himself on a slam in less than a minute. Boo!) Heath Herring vs Gan McGee (Repeat after me: Heath Herring used to be great. Heath Herring used to be great...) Mirko CroCop Filipovic vs Ron Waterman (I can't wait til CroCop gets another shot at Nogueira, or gets his shot at Fedor.)