By: Brook “Heavy Hands” Taylor
Spike TV on Monday announced a new weekly mixed martial arts series. “Best of Pride Fighting Championships” will premier on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, featuring bouts from the now defunct fighting organization, bought by the UFC in 2007.
Before going under, Japanese-based PRIDE FC featured the world’s greatest fighter, many of whom have transitioned to the UFC, including Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Dan Henderson, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Wanderlei Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Mark Coleman, Frank Trigg, Hidehiko Yoshida, Akihro Gono, and Takanoro Gomi.
Check out the videos below, compiled by MMA Videographer and internet legend ‘Boondock.’ (Thousands of clowns have made MMA videos for YouTube but 'Boondock' was able to get the most incredible footage and match it with professional editing – DO NOT FORGET THE SOUND).
PRIDE Fighting Championships: Furious Angels by 'Boondock'
PRIDE Fighting Championships: 3rd Man by 'Boondock'
(Unbelievable footage from the referee head cam)