TAPE 752

Quality: EX (Master Convert)

Length: 2 hrs (DVD)

RINGS KING OF KINGS 2000 BLOCK B (Part of RINGS' second-annual KOK tournament. This one isn't as good as the '99 tournament, but it's still good. I've got a master convert so VQ is EX.)
Joop Kasteel vs Bobby Hoffman Volk Han vs Lee Hasdell (Han wins by KO with a tremendous punch) Tom Sauer vs Andre Kopylev (Wow, 10-second KO!) Hiromitsu Kanehara vs Alexander Cacareco Fedor Emelianenko vs Ricardo Arona (Fedor isn't yet THE MAN here and the restrictive rules in RINGS really hurt him. The end result is that they go to a draw after 10 minutes that should have been a loss for Fedor. He wins the OT but should have never gotten there.) Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs Mikhail Ilioukhine Christoper Haseman vs Carlos Barreto Bitsadze Ameran vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto Volk Han vs Bobby Hoffman Hiromitsu Kanehara vs Tom Sauer Fedor Emelianenko vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (As of this writing in May 2006, this is Fedor's only loss in MMA and what a BS loss it is. 2 seconds into the fight, he gets elbowed above the eye and continues fighting. The elbow caused a cut that doesn't look that serious and Fedor is not injured. But because it's above the eye, they stop the fight and award it to Kohsaka. Elbows are illegal in RINGS - even accidental ones. This should have been a no-contest, not a loss. Complete BS.) Christopher Haseman vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto