List of Pride Fighting Championships champions

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Below is a list of Pride Fighting Championships champions and title defenses:

World championsEdit

Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: Over 93 kg (205 lb)


No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
def. Heath Herring
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001 498 days
2   Fedor Emelianenko Pride 25
Yokohama, Japan
March 16, 2003 1,663 days

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)


No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Wanderlei Silva
def. Kazushi Sakuraba
Pride 17
Tokyo, Japan
November 3, 2001 1,939 days

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 196 days
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 Reign Defenses
1   Dan Henderson
def. Murilo Bustamante
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005 791 days
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 Reign Defenses
1   Takanori Gomi
def. Hayato Sakurai
Pride Shockwave 2005
Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2005 642 days

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

Grand Prix WinnersEdit

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

Event Division Winner Runner-up Final
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Openweight   Mark Coleman   Igor Vovchanchyn May 1, 2000
Pride Total Elimination 2003
Pride Final Conflict 2003
Middleweight   Wanderlei Silva   Quinton Jackson November 9, 2003
Pride Total Elimination 2004
Pride Critical Countdown 2004
Pride Final Conflict 2004
Pride Shockwave 2004
Heavyweight   Fedor Emelianenko *   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira December 31, 2004
Pride Total Elimination 2005
Pride Critical Countdown 2005
Pride Final Conflict 2005
Middleweight   Mauricio Rua   Ricardo Arona August 28, 2005
Pride Bushido 9
Pride Shockwave 2005
Welterweight   Dan Henderson *   Murilo Bustamante December 31, 2005
Lightweight   Takanori Gomi *   Hayato Sakurai
Pride Total Elimination Absolute
Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
Pride Final Conflict Absolute
Openweight   Mirko Filipović   Josh Barnett September 10, 2006
Pride Bushido 11
Pride Bushido 12
Pride Bushido 13
Welterweight   Kazuo Misaki   Denis Kang November 5, 2006

RecordsEdit

Most wins in title boutsEdit

Victories Champion Division V D NC L
5   Wanderlei Silva Middleweight 5 0 0 1
4   Fedor Emelianenko Heavyweight 4 0 0 0
2   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Heavyweight 2 0 0 2
  Takanori Gomi Lightweight 2 0 0 0
  Dan Henderson Middleweight
Welterweight
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

Most consecutive title defensesEdit

Defenses Champion Division Period
4   Wanderlei Silva Middleweight November 3, 2001 – February 24, 2007
3   Fedor Emelianenko Heavyweight March 16, 2003 – October 4, 2007
1   Takanori Gomi Lightweight December 31, 2005 – October 4, 2007

Multi-division championsEdit

Interim title
* Simultaneous two
division champion
No. Champion Division Won Lost Defenses Reign Total reign
1   Dan Henderson * Middleweight February 24, 2007
(Pride 33)
September 8, 2007
(UFC 75)
0 196 days 987 days
Welterweight December 31, 2005
(Pride Shockwave 2005)
March 1, 2008
(UFC 82)
0 791 days

Simultaneous two division championsEdit

This table, different from the previous one, only counts the periods in which the fighter loaded the titles simultaneously and the defenses in that period of time.

No. Champion Division Span Defenses Simultaneous Reign
1   Dan Henderson Middleweight February 24, 2007 – September 8, 2007 0 196 days
Welterweight 0

Champions by nationalityEdit

The division champions include only linear and true champions. Interim champions who have never become linear champions will be listed as interim champions. Fighters with multiple title reigns in a specific division will also be counted once. Runners-up are not included in tournaments champions.

Country Division
champions
Interim
champions
Tournaments
champions
Total
  Brazil 2 - 2 4
  United States 2 - 2 4
  Japan 1 - 2 3
  Russia 1 - 1 2
  Croatia - - 1 1

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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