TAPE 677

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 3 hrs (DVD)

PRIDE BUSHIDO 6 - 4/3/05 (Action-packed show that is quite a bit of fun. I've got a master of the US version of the show, so VQ is EX with all commentary in English.)
Denis Kang vs Takahiro Oba Amar Suloev vs Paulo Filho (Contender Tourney - winner of the tourney gets spot in the Middleweight GP) Dean Lister vs Akira Shoji (Contender Tourney) Daisuke Nakamura vs Marcus Aurelio Luis Firmino vs Luiz Azeredo (Good fight) Daiju Takase vs Daniel Acacio (Takase takes a brutal beating in a fight that should have been stopped waaaaay before it was. In fact, it wasn't even stopped - Takase's corner threw in the towel! The ref for this one should have his head examined.) Ricardo Morais vs Alexander Emelianenko (Don't blink or you'll miss the KO!) Ryuta Sakurai vs Murilo Bustamante Ikuhisa Minowa vs Gilbert Yvel (Yvel makes his (much-anticipated?) return to Pride and promptly gets submitted by the much-smaller Minowa. How the heck did I ever think this guy would be a star in MMA?) Fedor Emelianenko vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (4 years after his only defeat - on a blood stoppage after an illegal elbow - Fedor gets his rematch with the man who beat him. In a beautiful bit of poetic justice, Kohsaka gets a nasty cut early on and Fedor then proceeds to work exclusively on that cut until the match is finally stopped. Unfortunately, he also breaks his hand/finger in the process :( )