TAPE 678

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 3 hrs (DVD)

PRIDE GP 2005 FIRST ROUND - 4/23/05 (First round of the 2005 Middleweight GP. Loaded tourney that SHOULD have produced great matches, but it didn't work out that way. Oh well, still very entertaining. I've got a master of the US PPV, so VQ is EX.)
Kazuhiro Nakamura vs Kevin Randleman (Randleman turns in a bewilderingly bad performance. You gotta love Pride though. Somehow Randleman, who looks to be AT LEAST 30 lbs heavier than Nakamura, is stated to be 205 lbs - the same as Nakamura.) Dean Lister vs Ricardo Arona (Another unimpressive performance) Igor Vovchanchyn vs Yuki Kondo (Right about now, Mauro Renallo's constant bashing of the fighters will start to drive you nuts. He basically stops analyzing the fights and just starts ripping on them. HIGHLY annoying.) Vitor Belfort vs Alistair Overeem Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs Dan Henderson Kazushi Sakuraba vs Yoon Don Sik Quinton Jackson vs Mauricio Rua (Jackson just doesn't seem like the same fighter since he found religion. There's no intensity or fire in him. That sucks.) Vanderlei Silva vs Hidehiko Yoshida (Great fight for Yoshida until he tires.)