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2001 in Fighting Network Rings

The year 2001 is the seventh year in the history of Fighting Network Rings, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. In 2001 Fighting Network Rings held 15 events beginning with, Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever.

2001 in Fighting Network Rings
Information
First dateJanuary 28, 2001
Last dateDecember 21, 2001
Events
Total events15
Fights
Total fights125
Title fights2
Chronology
2000 in RINGS 2001 in Fighting Network Rings 2002 in RINGS

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2001
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Openweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Renato Sobral Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00 Rings: 10th Anniversary [a]
Middleweight Ricardo Arona def. Gustavo Machado TKO (Punches) 1 1:29 Rings: 10th Anniversary [b]

Events listEdit

# Event Title Date Arena Location
70 Rings: World Title Series 5 December 21, 2001 Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium Kanagawa, Japan
69 Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard December 2, 2001 Vechtsebanen Sport Hall Utrecht, Netherlands
68 Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3 November 10, 2001 Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports Vilnius, Lithuania
67 Rings: World Title Series 4 October 20, 2001 Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 Tokyo, Japan
66 Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8 September 21, 2001 Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan
65 Rings: 10th Anniversary August 11, 2001 Ariake Coliseum Tokyo, Japan
64 Rings: World Title Series 2 June 15, 2001 Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium Kanagawa, Japan
63 Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory June 10, 2001 Sport Hall Zuid Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
62 Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2 May 8, 2001 Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports Vilnius, Lithuania
61 Rings: World Title Series 1 April 20, 2001 Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 Tokyo, Japan
60 Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria April 6, 2001 Yekaterinburg Sports Palace Yekaterinburg, Russia
59 Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7 March 20, 2001 Differ Ariake Arena Tokyo, Japan
58 Rings USA: Battle of Champions March 17, 2001 Harveys Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, Iowa
57 Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena Tokyo, Japan
56 Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever January 28, 2001 Vechtsebanen Sport Hall Utrecht, Netherlands

Rings Holland: Heroes Live ForeverEdit

Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever[1] was an event held on January 28, 2001 at The Vechtsebanen Sport Hall in Utrecht, Netherlands.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Joop Kasteel def. Yuriy Kochkine Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Rodney Glunder def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 1:04
Lee Hasdell vs. Sander Thonhauser No Contest 1 0:00
Gilbert Ballentine def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe TKO (Punches and Knee) 2 2:09
Antoni Hardonk def. Peter Verschuren TKO (Cut) 1 3:05
Remco Pardoel def. Marc Emmanuel Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Mustafa Azoufri vs. Jordi Soederhuizen Draw 2 5:00
Piet van Gammeren def. Herman Renting Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Nordin Bensellam def. Marc van Rooyen Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Herman van Tol def. Sander MacKilljan Submission (Keylock) 1 2:08
Jerry Mooldijk def. Roberto Lukus DQ (Kicking on the Ground) 1 3:01

Rings: King of Kings 2000 FinalEdit

Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final[2] was an event held on February 24, 2001 at The Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Valentijn Overeem Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 1:20
Renato Sobral def. Kiyoshi Tamura Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Ryushi Yanagisawa def. Wataru Sakata Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Valentijn Overeem def. Randy Couture Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:56
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 0:27
Alistair Overeem def. Vladimer Tchanturia Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:06
Valentijn Overeem def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (Armbar) 1 0:45
Randy Couture def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Dave Menne TKO (Punches) 3 3:24

Rings USA: Battle of ChampionsEdit

Rings USA: Battle of Champions[3] was an event held on March 17, 2001 at The Harveys Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Jeremy Horn def. Griffen Reynaud Submission (Punches) 1 2:55
Jermaine Andre def. Masaya Kojima TKO (Punch) 1 3:29
Kerry Schall def. John Dixson Submission (Hammerlock) 1 1:19
Chatt Lavender def. LaVerne Clark Submission (Armbar) 2 1:04
Matt Hughes def. Brett Al-azzawi Submission (Armbar) 1 3:27
Bobby Hoffman def. Zane Frazier Submission (Armbar) 1 1:34
Naoyuki Kotani def. Curtis Brigham Submission (Kimura) 2 1:59
Rich Franklin def. Travis Fulton TKO (Broken Hand) 1 5:00
Joe Doerksen def. Scott Ventimiglia Submission (Armbar) 1 2:33

Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7Edit

Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7[4] was an event held on March 20, 2001 at The Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Masayuki Naruse def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (Toe Hold) 1 3:46
Takehiro Murahama def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Submission (Kneebar) 1 4:49
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Takashi Sonoda Submission (Armbar) 1 0:43
Sokun Koh def. Ryuki Ueyama TKO (Kimura) 1 2:16
Naoyuki Taira def. Taro Minato Submission (Armlock) 1 6:37
Kazuki Okubo def. Motomichi Mori Decision (Majority) 2 5:00

Rings Russia: Russia vs. BulgariaEdit

Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria[5] was an event held on April 6, 2001 at The Yekaterinburg Sports Palace in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Andrei Kopylov Decision 2 5:00
Bazigit Atajev def. Dimitar Doichinov TKO 1 4:12
Emil Kristev def. Iouri Bekichev Decision (1-0 Points) 1 10:00
Borislav Jeliazkov def. Konstantin Uriadov Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 3:09
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Martin Lazarov Decision (4-0 Points) 1 10:00
Fedor Emelianenko def. Mihail Apostolov Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:03
Eduard Churakov def. Valentin Davidov KO 1 9:20
Kestutis Smirnovas def. Ruslan Mirzoev Decision (3-2 Points) 1 10:00

Rings: World Title Series 1Edit

Rings: World Title Series 1[6] was an event held on April 20, 2001 at The Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 in Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Gustavo Machado def. Kiyoshi Tamura Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Bobby Hoffman def. Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Jeremy Horn def. Iouri Bekichev Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 0:50
Fedor Emelianenko def. Kerry Schall Submission (Armbar) 1 1:47
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Hiroshi Imamura Submission (Kneebar) 1 1:48
Jiro Wakabayashi vs. Naoyuki Kotani Draw 3 5:00

Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2Edit

Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2[7] was an event held on May 8, 2001 at The Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports in Vilnius, Lithuania.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Zaza Tkeshelashvili Submission (Armlock) 1 0:00
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Kestutis Smirnovas Submission (Achilles Lock) 1 0:00
Andrei Kopylov def. Egidijus Valavicius Decision (4-0 Points) 2 0:00
Ricardas Rocevicius def. Victor Yerohin Submission (Achilles Lock) 2 0:00
Bazigit Atajev def. Rolandas Digrys Submission (Armbar) 1 0:00
Remigijus Kazaciunas def. Emil Kristev TKO 0 0:00
Valentin Golubovskij def. Iouri Bekichev Decision (2-0 Points) 2 0:00
Jordanas Poskaitis def. Arunas Nenartas Decision 2 0:00

Rings Holland: No Guts, No GloryEdit

Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory[8] was an event held on June 10, 2001 at The Sport Hall Zuid in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bob Schrijber vs. Bobby Hoffman Draw 2 5:00
Cheick Kongo def. Andre Tete Submission (Heel Hook) 1 3:20
Paul Cahoon def. Joop Kasteel KO (Punch) 2 4:00
Cyrille Diabate vs. Rodney Glunder Draw 2 5:00
Christophe Lardot vs. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Draw 2 5:00
Marc Emmanuel def. Sander Thonhauser Submission (Keylock) 2 0:36
Remco Pardoel vs. Herman van Tol Draw 2 5:00
Dave van der Veen def. Edmunds Kirsis DQ 1 2:47
Dave Vader def. Fred van Doesburg KO (Knee) 1 1:12
Jordi Soederhuizen def. Nordin Bensellam Submission (Achilles Lock) 1 4:46
Jerry Mooldijk vs. Arnoud Ritsema Draw 2 5:00
Marc van Rooyen def. Michel van der Heijden KO (Knee) 1 4:46

Rings: World Title Series 2Edit

Rings: World Title Series 2[9] was an event held on June 15, 2001 at The Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Ricardo Arona def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Submission (Kneebar) 2 0:53
Renato Sobral def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Borislav Jeliazkov Submission (Armbar) 2 2:06
Chris Haseman def. Alexandre Ferreira Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 3:03
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Masutatsu Yano Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 0:22
Bazigit Atajev def. Maynard Marcum KO (Punch) 1 1:08

Rings: 10th AnniversaryEdit

Rings: 10th Anniversary[10] was an event held on August 11, 2001 at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Matt Hughes def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (Majority) 3 5:00
Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Koba Tkeshelashvili KO (Knee) 1 2:17
Middleweight Ricardo Arona def. Gustavo Machado TKO (Punches) 1 1:29 [a]
Bazigit Atajev def. Aaron Brink KO (Spinning Back Kick) 1 1:09
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (Armbar) 1 2:34
Openweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Renato Sobral Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00 [b]
Bobby Hoffman def. Mikhail Ilyukhin TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 5:00
Ricardo Arona def. Jeremy Horn Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Gustavo Machado def. Chris Haseman Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00

Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8Edit

Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8[11] was an event held on September 21, 2001 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Yasuhito Namekawa def. Dexter Casey Submission (Armbar) 1 1:44
Genki Sudo def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 2:17
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Masaya Kojima Submission (Armlock) 1 2:12
Hidetaka Monma def. Hiroyuki Ito Decision (Majority) 3 5:00
Takumi Yano def. Goro Kobayashi Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 3:14
Naoyuki Kotani def. Hideo Tokoro Decision (Majority) 3 5:00

Rings: World Title Series 4Edit

Rings: World Title Series 4[12] was an event held on October 20, 2001 at The Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2 in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Kelly Jacobs TKO (Lost Points) 2 1:51
Egidijus Valavicius def. Yasuhito Namekawa Towel (Punches) 1 2:18
Fedor Emelianenko def. Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Curtis Brigham def. Kenichi Ogata Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 0:43
Chris Haseman def. Koba Tkeshelashvili Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Lee Hasdell def. Georgi Tonkov KO (Flying Knee) 1 4:22
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Ken Orihashi TKO (Lost Points) 1 3:14
Gen Isono def. Eriya Matsuda Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00

Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3Edit

Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3[13] was an event held on November 10, 2001 at The Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports in Vilnius, Lithuania.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Hirotaka Yokoi def. Kestutis Smirnovas Decision 2 5:00
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Ricardas Rocevicius TKO (Leg Kicks) 2 0:00
Achmed Labasanov def. Mindaugas Kulikauskas Decision 2 5:00
Rokas Stambrauskas def. Igor Kovalev KO 1 0:00
Remigijus Kazaciunas def. Hiroyuki Ito Decision 2 5:00
Tadeush Cholodinskij def. Arsen Bayrambekov Decision 2 5:00
Mindaugas Smirnovas def. Mindaugas Laurinaitis Decision 2 5:00
Roman Gaiko def. Sigitas Kekstas Decision 2 5:00

Rings Holland: Some Like It HardEdit

Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard[14] was an event held on December 2, 2001 at The Vechtsebanen Sport Hall in Utrecht, Netherlands.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Rodney Glunder def. Paul Cahoon TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 3 1:53
Joop Kasteel def. Fatih Kocamis Submission (Armbar) 1 1:57
Stephan Tapilatu def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Dave Vader def. Hans Roovers KO (Punch) 1 3:58
Nordin Bensellam vs. Chico Martinez Draw 2 5:00
Andre Tete def. Rob van Esdonk KO (Punch) 2 0:28
Gilbert Ballentine def. Daan Kooiman Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 2:30
Cheick Kongo def. Dave van der Veen TKO (Punches) 2 1:25
Brian Maulany def. Jordi Soederhuizen KO (Punch) 1 4:00
Marc van Rooyen def. Franklin Beuk Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00

Rings: World Title Series 5Edit

Rings: World Title Series 5[15] was an event held on December 21, 2001 at The Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Paul Cahoon Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Bazigit Atajev def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Decision (Majority) 3 5:00
Fedor Emelianenko def. Lee Hasdell Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 4:10
Chris Haseman def. Egidijus Valavicius Submission (Armbar) 1 3:08
Genki Sudo def. Kenichi Yamamoto Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 1:46
Tatsuya Maeda def. Stephen Gillinder Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 1:42
Naoyuki Kotani def. Takahito Iida Submission (Armbar) 1 3:02
Hidetaka Monma def. Kyosuke Sasaki Decision (Majority) 2 5:00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Rings USA: Battle of Champions". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  5. ^ "Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 1". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  7. ^ "Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "Rings Holland: No Guts, No Glory". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 30, 2013.
  10. ^ "Rings: 10th Anniversary". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  11. ^ "Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 8". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  12. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 4". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  13. ^ "Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  14. ^ "Rings Holland: Some Like It Hard". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.
  15. ^ "Rings: World Title Series 5". Sherdog. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013.