i think this may be a toss up. One thing i really like about the UFC over pride is the octagon. Seeing the fighters locked in and being pushed up against a cage just has a better feel for me.
As for pride fighters kickin the shit out of UFC fighters, i think some UFC fighters have held their own against Pride fighters. In the last few pride shows for example, Lawler, Diaz, Trigg for example.
Pride obviously has the better HW division. I think chuck could be Wanderlei for sure but maybe not shogun.
Silva vs Henderson would be good.
I think Sherk could beat Gomi.
Either way who cares which is better, a true MMA fan would love both their organization for what the both offer (great fights)