TAPE 751

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

RINGS MILLENNIUM COMBINE 3 - 8/23/00 (This is a show loaded with top stars in the MMA world, yet it goes a long way toward showing how RINGS flopped in MMA. The restrictions on striking - no head punching on the ground, no knees at all on the ground - lead to lots of stalling and generally boring action once the fight goes to the mat. The result, at least on this show, is a whole lot of time-limit decisions that aren't very exciting. I've got a master convert so VQ is EX.)
Matt Hughes vs Christopher Haseman Andre Kopylev vs Dan Severn (Lots of not-so-good striking in this one) Jeremy Horn vs Ricardo Arona Joe Slick vs Valentijn Overeem Antonio Nogueira vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (Draw that sees Kohsaka win on one card!) Kiyoshi Tamura vs Pat Miletich