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Old 07-25-2007, 11:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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High Octane could of been one of the best MMA shows ever is it wasn't for some of the injuries.

Here's a top ten list for me so far (need to complete watching the 2005 shows and some shows like Pride 10, TE 03 and FC 03)

I. Body Blow (25)
II. Bad Blood (19)
III. Critical Countdown 2004
IV. Total Elimination 2004
V. Final Conflict 2004
VI. Shockwave 2003
VII. Armed and Ready (20)
VIII. Champ Chaos I (17)
IX. Bushido 7
X. High Octane

Other must haves-14, 26, 23, 13, 16. 15, 24, GP Finals 2000, Bushido-8,6,1,4,3,

*Pride 25: Rogerio vs Nakamura, Shoji vs Stiebling, Silva vs Newton, Henderson vs Oyama, Schembri vs Sakuraba, Rampage vs Randleman, Fedor vs Rodrigo Nogueira

*Pride 19: Newton vs Pele, Herring vs Vovy, Big Nog vs Inoue, Wanderlei vs Tamura, Frye vs Ken Shamrock

Total Elimination 2004: Kharitonov vs Ninja, Randleman vs Cro Cop, Fedor vs Coleman, Rodrigo Nogueira vs Yokoi

*Critical Countdown 2004: Arona vs Rampage, Kharitonov vs Schilt, Hunt vs Yoshida, Herring vs Rodrigo Nogueira, Fedor vs Randleman

*Final Conflict 2004: Big Nogueira vs Kharitonov, Fedor vs Ogawa, Cro Cop vs Aleks, Wanderlei vs Kondo

*Shockwave 2003: Frye vs Goodridge, Royce Gracie vs Yoshida, Rogerio Nogueira vs Sakuraba(CLASSIC)

*Pride 20: Ninja vs Sperry, Hendo vs Arona, Wandy vs Cro Cop

Pride 17: Big Nogueira vs Herring, Wanderlei vs Sakuraba, Henderson vs Ninja, Sperry vs Vovo

*Bushido 7-Minowa vs Baroni, Riley vs Omigawa, Gomi vs Azeredo

*Pride 28: Wanderlei vs Rampage, Hunt vs Bobish, Aleks vs Thompson, Herring vs Yokoi

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Old 07-25-2007, 11:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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High Octane is a 2 fight show (Rampage vs Silva 2 & Thompson vs Aleks). Rampage vs Silva 2 was really solid stuff, and Thompson vs Aleks is about the funniest fight ever. The fact that Nak vs Hendo & Cro Cop vs Barnett ended up being unfortunate causes, makes the show a little....lifeless.

Pride 17 was solid stuff. I mean, Nogueira vs Herring was good albeit a tad overrated, in fact, I think I liked their second fight better. However, it's still solid. Sperry gets his best win and makes my Vovy tap. Schilt whomps Satake (Who I can't stand). Sakuraba vs Wanderlei was pretty good, and that should've been the fight where Sakuraba retired for good. He hasn't been the same since.

Pride 20 is another solid show. Ninja vs Sperry was, of course, awesome and that was Ninja's best showing ever. Rampage vs Satake ruled, and was another Satake whomping. Bob Sapp does stuff. and lil Nog chokes out some fat, pathetic guy.

I actually really liked Pride 22. Mezger outclasses a fool, come on, who doesn't love Mezger outclassing fools? Silva vs Otsuka was solid. Sperry vs Kopylov was a fight I liked, then again, I'm a big Russian Top Team mark, and a huge Sperry fan. Rampage gets one of his best wins ever.

Cold Fury 2 is a show that doesn't get any love, and that's a shame, really. Stiebling continues his awesome streak by having a really solid fight with Goes. Vovy goes all ADCC on Overeem, and Overeem continues going downhill. Wandy vs Otsuka was a fun beating. Takayama vs Schilt was such an entertaining fight. Seriously, I love Takayama.
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Thanks alot guys! I think this will help me out alot. I'm giving good reps to all of you guys!
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i have 44 dvd's from pride

although nlow is not the time to get a pride fix.. your just gopnna miss it alot more
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I just got Final Conflict 05, is this a good one?
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I just got Final Conflict 05, is this a good one?
yes it has a classic battle between Mirko Cro Cop and Fedor, Shogun just destroying Arona,Tank Abbott's debut in Pride and get to see Alister Overeem(thats always fun)
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Ack, I got Total Elimination 05 instead! I forgot I decided on that one. I thought it would be cool seeing the beginning of a GP. I'll probably start it tomorrow
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I also have that DVD. I found it decent. It does have good fights, but I would not recommend it to a new Pride fan, because it is hard to make the transition from the UFC to Pride by watching a DVD of its style. Watch it and you will know what I mean. It is a star-studded event no doubt, and it is a great card(one of my favorites) but I would suggest for you to get your hands on Shockwave 03 or 05 if you want to get the best of Pride. Shogun/Rampage is a must see though, and I hope you enjoy the DVD.
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Ack, I got Total Elimination 05 instead! I forgot I decided on that one. I thought it would be cool seeing the beginning of a GP. I'll probably start it tomorrow
You still have 4 really solid fights on that show: Shogun vs Rampage (Which was an awesome whompin'), Wanderlei vs Yoshida (Which wasn't as good as their first, but I didn't expect it to be. That being said, this was still good), Vovy vs Kondo (Which I liked a lot), and lil Nog vs Hendo. Good show.
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Also, Pride Legacy 5 is going to be released on the same site. It is going to contain Pride 24-28.

Bonnar, even some of the shows that weren't so good have atleast one good fight. Like Pride 21: Demolition the fights were decent/average but you ended up getting an amazing battle in Frye vs Takayama.
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