Pride draws huge crowds in Japan. It outdraws UFC by a lot. Pride gets fighters worldwide, not just mainly North Americans like UFC. Silvia wouldnt even be a top 5 fighter in Pride. Fedor, Noguiera, Crocop, Hunt, Kharitonov would whoop Arlovski, Sylvia, Mir, Buentello, or any UFC heavyweight. Vanderlei would kill Tito or Chuck under Pride rules. And you saw what happened to Jens Pulver when he went over there. He got spanked by an average Pride fighter. In the cage, UFC fighters pray and lay.. no skill. Pride forces you to fight without a cage, which is used to wrestler's advantage. Pride is an even battlefield for grapplers and strikers. Buy a Pride DVD at Best Buy. You'll see the difference.