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krikit
11-07-2002, 05:01 PM
PRIDE23 COMPLETE CARD

8. Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kiyoshi Tamura
7. Don Frye vs. Hidehiko Yoshida
6. Vanderlei Silva vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Semmy Schilt
4. Heath Herring vs. Emelianenko Fedor
3. Murilo Ninja vs. Ricardo Arona
2. Kenichi Yamamoto vs. Kevin Randelman
1. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Gillis Arsene

my predictions are

1. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Arsené Gillis

Sakuraba need this win badly to get back in the circuit , and i think he will have it as i´m not totaly impressed with Gillis groundgame compare do Sakurabas , Gillis trains with Lebanner and is an old boxer so i guess he got a pretty good stand-up but i don´t think he will be able to defent Sakuraba´s well time single-leg .

Sakuraba by round 1 Armbar/Kimura from sidemount

2. Kenichi Yamamoto vs. Kevin Randelman

Kenichi is an old UFC veteran (won UFC Japan tournament) and fought in Rings with Sudo among others , Kevin needs to make an impact on the japanese market and i really hope he takes this oppertinuty , forget about dancing around in the ring throwing punches , go for the double-leg , slam and then g´n´p the **** out Kenichi , Kevin maybe is the best freestyle wrestler in MMA and with the right training he got be a real monster , i just hope he shows it in this fight

Randleman by round 1 TKO or Decision

3. Murilo Ninja vs. Ricardo Arona

The exciting crazy Ninja against the somewhat boring Ricardo Arona . I got some fears about arona getting a fast takedown then lay´n´pray in 10min , however Ninja is a bad mother****er with awesome cardio, I think Arona will controll the first round with takedowns but then Ninjas strenght and aggresivnes will be to much for Ricardo and Ninja scoring the Decision wins after an impressive third round

Ninja by Decision

4. Heath Herring vs. Emelianenko Fedor

Two big strong wrestlers , Herring with the edge in the stand-up , Fedor with the edge on the ground . Fedor is a awesome fighter but I find him somewhat boring , Herring on the other hand is one of my favourite but I got a bad feeling about this , I hope after some fedor lay´n´praying in the guard they get stood-up Herring goes berserk like against Kerr and Erikson and TKO`s Fedor with knees

Fedor by Decision or Herring by round2 TKO

5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Semmy Schilt

Another Minitauro vs Giant match-up , however i think Schilt will be allitle easier then Sapp. Minituaro should get this win he has a great gameplan , if he starts out with those terrible takedowns attempts like he did against Enson and Sapp he may very well eat a knee and get in a world of trouble , But i got faith in the champ and I say he´ll pull guard on schilt and then win by armbar from the guard

Minitauro by round 1 Armar

6. Vanderlei Silva vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara

Kanahara Is pretty unknown outside Japan but he´s tough , He got a great chin and throws BOMBS (KO`D Valjentin Overeem) , His Sub defense may not be the greatest but that shouldn´t really matter against Wanderlei , However Kanahara might got a bigger chance then any of Silvas latest Opponent but i don´t think he´ll pull off , Silva is just to damn good and strong , I predict and awesome war where Silva will be the first man to finish Kanahara with strikes

Silva round 2 TKO

7. Don Frye vs Hideoki Yoshida

Yoshida must be crazy asking for this fight , he is probably better then Frye on the ground but the biggest question is , How will he get him on the ground ? , Frye is strong , great wrestler and great boxer . Unless Yoshida has some tricks up his sleeve (well he´ll wear a gi) i think this could get ugly fast , I wish tough that Yoshida suprises everyone and beats Frye but i doubt it

Frye by round 1 KO

8. Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kiyoshi Tamura

Well , Let´s hope this is a legit fight . They got some beef with eachother so hopefully Takada will fight with some spirit and not his usuall way . I feel however that Tamura outskills him in every department and will get the win

Tamura by Decision

Piedra
11-07-2002, 05:07 PM
8. Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kiyoshi Tamura tamura by jd
7. Don Frye vs. Hidehiko Yoshida don frye tko
6. Vanderlei Silva vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara wanderlei ko
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Semmy Schilt nog by sub
4. Heath Herring vs. Emelianenko Fedor Fedor by decision
3. Murilo Ninja vs. Ricardo Arona ninja by tko
2. Kenichi Yamamoto vs. Kevin Randelman randleman tko
1. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Gillis Arsene sakuraba by sub.

VeneTKD
11-07-2002, 05:08 PM
I agree with your predictions but I have to say that there is no way that Takada is losing his retirement match. I smell a work here. Plus the Frye vs Yoshida looks pretty weird to me.

I think Arona will win a decision but after taking a lot of hits from Ninja. It will be ugly...i see it similar as a Hendo fight or Mezger fight.

Piedra
11-07-2002, 05:13 PM
arona will not win against ninja, this is not going to be a controversial decision like it was ninja vs. henderson this is going to be a beating that arona is going to receive.


I could be wrong in my prediction about fedor winning against herring.

VeneTKD
11-07-2002, 05:15 PM
Arona is pretty good at takedowns. I can see him controlling Ninja.

Piedra
11-07-2002, 05:19 PM
on the ground no doubt but also ninja is excellent from the guard besides arona could get some knees from ninja at the take down attempts.

Piedra
11-07-2002, 05:21 PM
expect arona to quit in the third round, Im sure he is going to be almost finished by the third round.

pål johnsen
11-07-2002, 05:46 PM
good one krikit.. i pretty much agree!!!

=)

Mr. Beelzebub
11-07-2002, 06:02 PM
I thought that Takada vs. Tamura wasn't going to happen anymore.(the whole frosbite incident)
Anyway...not like it matters.

pål johnsen
11-07-2002, 06:07 PM
but im sure heath will win though

paddan
11-07-2002, 06:21 PM
This looks like a great card, lot's of action to come

Squezze
11-08-2002, 02:07 AM
Silva vs Kanehara; Gotta give it to Silva. 2nd round ref stoppage
Herring vs Fedor; Herring by JD
Noguiera vs Schilt; Nog by sub late in the 1st
Sakuraba vs Aresne; Should be a quick one for Sak. 1st round sub
Randleman vs Yamamoto; Randleman needs to make up for his lackluster show against Ohara. Randleman with the GnP TKO
Frye vs Yoshida; Yoshida must be insane. Frye with the KO early
Takada vs Tamura; I'm pulling for Takada to get at least ONE legit win in his career. Give it to Takada in a JD
Ninja vs Arona; Ninja by JD

And isn't the Venetiaan/Yokoi fight on this card? If so, I'm picking Jerrel to win with a KO of some sort.

pål johnsen
11-08-2002, 04:42 AM
i dont understand.. its like the 10th time they put silva up in a fight we all know he can win..

ParazIT
11-08-2002, 10:29 AM
sounds pretty right Krikit, if that's the way it goes I'll buy you an ice-cream...

krikit
11-08-2002, 11:07 AM
[quote:9091170f4a="ParazIT"]sounds pretty right Krikit, if that's the way it goes I'll buy you an ice-cream...[/quote:9091170f4a]

we have a deal :)

ParazIT
11-08-2002, 11:22 AM
ok then! :lol:

Bzob
11-08-2002, 12:54 PM
8. Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kiyoshi Tamura---- Tamura sub
7. Don Frye vs. Hidehiko Yoshida---- frye-tko
6. Vanderlei Silva vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara ----Silva K.O.
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Semmy Schilt---Nog Triange choke 4. Heath Herring vs. Emelianenko Fedor ---Herring Rear Naked
3. Murilo Ninja vs. Ricardo Arona --Ninja armbar
2. Kenichi Yamamoto vs. Kevin Randelman Randelman boor him to death
1. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Gillis Arsene sak by sub.
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