Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Working in the City.
I would say no. I think you have to give them warm up fights against top 5 competition to A)get them fan recognition because lets face casual fans thing of SF as the UFC minor leagues and B)to see if they can hang with there counterparts.
Also, Pride and SF are two totally different companies and you're forgetting about DC who was the HW tournament winner which I believe also made him the HW champion.