List of Pride Champions

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Below is a list of Pride Fighting Championships champions and title defenses:

Pride champions

Heavyweight Championship

Weight limit: Over 93 kg (205 lb)
Over 90 kg (198.4 lb) until 2004
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
def. Heath Herring
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001

1. def. Enson Inoue at Pride 19 on Feb 31, 2002 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Semmy Schilt at Pride 23 on Nov 24, 2002 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Dan Henderson at Pride 24 on Dec 23, 2002 in Fukuoka, Japan

2 Russia Fedor Emelianenko Pride 25
Yokohama, Japan
March 16, 2003

1. def. Kazuyuki Fujita at Pride 26 on Jun 8, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan
NC against interim champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride Final Conflict 2004 on Aug 15, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. interim champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride Shockwave 2004 on Dec 31, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
3. def. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Pride Bushido 6 on Apr 3, 2005 in Yokohama, Japan
4. def. Mirko Cro Cop at Pride Final Conflict 2005 on Aug 28, 2005 in Saitama, Japan
5. def. Zuluzinho at Pride Shockwave 2005 on Dec 31, 2005 in Saitama, Japan
6. def. Mark Coleman at Pride 32 on Oct 21, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
7. def. Mark Hunt at Pride Shockwave 2006 on Dec 31, 2006 in Saitama, Japan

- Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
def. Mirko Cro Cop for interim title
Pride Final Conflict 2003
Tokyo, Japan
November 9, 2003

Middleweight Championship

Weight limit: 83 kg (183 lb) to 93 kg (205 lb)
Below 90 kg (198.4 lb) until 2004
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Brazil Wanderlei Silva
def. Kazushi Sakuraba
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001

1. def. Alexander Otsuka at Pride 18 on Dec 23, 2001 in Fukuoka, Japan
2. def. Kiyoshi Tamura at Pride 19 on Feb 24, 2002 in Saitama, Japan
3. def. Hiromitsu Kanehara at Pride 23 on Nov 24, 2002 in Tokyo, Japan
4. def. Quinton Jackson at Pride Final Conflict 2003 on Nov 9, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan
5. def. Ikuhisa Minowa at Pride Bushido 2 on Feb 15, 2004 in Yokohama, Japan
6. def. Yuki Kondo at Pride Final Conflict 2004 on Aug 15, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
7. def. Quinton Jackson at Pride 28 on Oct 31, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
8. def. Ricardo Arona at Pride Shockwave 2005 on Dec 31, 2005 in Saitama, Japan

2 United States Dan Henderson Pride 33
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
February 24, 2007
The Pride World Middleweight Title was unified with the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on September 8, 2007 when Quinton Jackson defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 75.[1]

Welterweight Championship

Weight limit: 73 kg (160.9 lb) to 83 kg (183 lb)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Dan Henderson
def. Murilo Bustamante
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005

1. def. Kazuo Misaki at Pride Bushido 10 on Apr 2, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan

The Pride World Welterweight Title was unified with the UFC Middleweight Championship on March 1, 2008 when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.

Lightweight Championship

Weight limit: Below 73 kg (160.9 lb)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Takanori Gomi
def. Hayato Sakurai
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005

1. def. David Baron at Pride Bushido 12 on Aug 26, 2006 in Nagoya, Japan
2. def. Marcus Aurelio at Pride Bushido 13 on Nov 5, 2006 in Yokohama, Japan
3. def. Mitsuhiro Ishida at Pride Shockwave 2006 on Dec 31, 2006 in Saitama, Japan
NC against Nick Diaz at Pride 33 on Feb 24, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Tournament Winners

An asterisk (*) indicates that the tournament was also a title fight.

Event Date Division Winner Runner-up
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals May 1, 2000 Open-Weight United States Mark Coleman Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn
Pride Final Conflict 2003 Nov 9, 2003 Middleweight Brazil Wanderlei Silva United States Quinton Jackson
Pride Final Conflict 2004 /
Pride Shockwave 2004
Dec 31, 2004 Heavyweight Russia Fedor Emelianenko* Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
Pride Final Conflict 2005 Aug 28, 2005 Middleweight Brazil Mauricio Rua Brazil Ricardo Arona
Pride Shockwave 2005 Dec 31, 2005 Welterweight United States Dan Henderson* Brazil Murilo Bustamante
Lightweight Japan Takanori Gomi* Japan Hayato Sakurai
Pride Final Conflict Absolute Sep 10, 2006 Open-Weight Croatia Mirko Filipović United States Josh Barnett
Pride Bushido 13 Nov 5, 2006 Welterweight Japan Kazuo Misaki Canada Denis Kang

See also

References

  1. ^ UFC (September 11, 2007). ""UFC 75" on Spike TV is the most watched UFC event in history". Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. Dana White: "Not only did UFC 75 showcase the bout that unified the 205 lb Pride and UFC titles..."

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