TAPE 758

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 2.75 hrs (2 DVD)

PRIDE OPEN WEIGHT GP 2006 1ST ROUND - 5/5/06 (Going back to the format of their first GP, Pride brings us their first open weight tourney in 6 years. This is a good show but the "open weight" title is a bit misleading, since every guy except two are heavyweights. I've got a master of the US PPV, so VQ is EX.)
Roman Zentsov vs Gilbert Yvel (Wow! HUGE KO in this one.) Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum (Werdum hands Overeem his first-ever submission loss) TSUYOSHI KOHSAKA VS MARK HUNT (Tremendous all-out brawl. Kohsaka completely forsakes his grappling skills and just goes toe-to-toe with Hunt - and he hangs in there, tagging Hunt multiple times. Terrific fight.) Josh Barnett vs Alexander Emelianenko James Thomson vs Kazayuki Fujita (VERY cool moment where Thomson gets punched and - splat! - a BIG glob of blood hits the camera. Almost looks like a paintball!) Mirko Filipovic vs Ikuhisa Minowa (Minowa - the only non-heavyweight - gets crushed) Antonio Nogueira vs Zuluzinho (Good thing for Zuluzinho that he's enormous or he'd never get another fight. He SUCKS.) Hidehiko Yoshida vs Yosuke Nishijima