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List of Pride Fighting Championships champions

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Pride championsEdit

Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: Over 93 kg (205 lb)
Over 90 kg (198.4 lb) until 2004
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
def. Heath Herring
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001
2   Fedor Emelianenko Pride 25
Yokohama, Japan
March 16, 2003

NC against interim champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride Final Conflict 2004 on Aug 15, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
1. def. interim champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride Shockwave 2004 on Dec 31, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Mirko Cro Cop at Pride Final Conflict 2005 on Aug 28, 2005 in Saitama, Japan
3. def. Mark Hunt at Pride Shockwave 2006 on Dec 31, 2006 in Saitama, Japan

-   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
def. Mirko Cro Cop for interim title
Pride Final Conflict 2003
Tokyo, Japan
November 9, 2003

Middleweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 83 kg (183 lb) to 93 kg (205 lb)
Below 90 kg (198.4 lb) until 2004
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Wanderlei Silva
def. Kazushi Sakuraba
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001

1. def. Kiyoshi Tamura at Pride 19 on Feb 24, 2002 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Hiromitsu Kanehara at Pride 23 on Nov 24, 2002 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Quinton Jackson at Pride 28 on Oct 31, 2004 in Saitama, Japan
4. def. Ricardo Arona at Pride Shockwave 2005 on Dec 31, 2005 in Saitama, Japan

2   Dan Henderson Pride 33
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
February 24, 2007
The Pride World Middleweight Title was unified with the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on September 8, 2007 when Quinton Jackson defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 75.[1]

Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 73 kg (160.9 lb) to 83 kg (183 lb)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Dan Henderson
def. Murilo Bustamante
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005
The Pride World Welterweight Title was unified with the UFC Middleweight Championship on March 1, 2008 when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.

Lightweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: Below 73 kg (160.9 lb)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Takanori Gomi
def. Hayato Sakurai
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005

1. def. Marcus Aurelio at Pride Bushido 13 on Nov 5, 2006 in Yokohama, Japan

Tournament WinnersEdit

An asterisk (*) indicates that the tournament was also a title fight.

Event Date Division Winner Runner-up
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals May 1, 2000 Open-Weight   Mark Coleman   Igor Vovchanchyn
Pride Final Conflict 2003 Nov 9, 2003 Middleweight   Wanderlei Silva   Quinton Jackson
Pride Final Conflict 2004 /
Pride Shockwave 2004
Dec 31, 2004 Heavyweight   Fedor Emelianenko*   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
Pride Final Conflict 2005 Aug 28, 2005 Middleweight   Mauricio Rua   Ricardo Arona
Pride Shockwave 2005 Dec 31, 2005 Welterweight   Dan Henderson*   Murilo Bustamante
Lightweight   Takanori Gomi*   Hayato Sakurai
Pride Final Conflict Absolute Sep 10, 2006 Open-Weight   Mirko Filipović   Josh Barnett
Pride Bushido 13 Nov 5, 2006 Welterweight   Kazuo Misaki   Denis Kang

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UFC (September 11, 2007). ""UFC 75" on Spike TV is the most watched UFC event in history". Archived from the original on February 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. Dana White: "Not only did UFC 75 showcase the bout that unified the 205 lb Pride and UFC titles..."

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