Customer Rating: Summary: there are better ones.... Comment: this pride was very slow and dull compared to the others. this and the PRIDE GP opening round may have been the slowest events in PRIDE history to take place. the fights are as followed: 1)Heath Herring vs. Willie Peters-nice quick finish and good display of skill 2)Carlos Barreto vs. Tra Telligman-relatively slow match of two fighters never really tryingvery hard to finish the fight 3)Alan Goes vs. Vernon "Tiger" White-ok fight but quite slow to. some action by Alan 4)Carlos Newton vs. Naoki Sano-slick ground kills displayed by newton 5)Akira Shoji vs. John Renken-average fight. renken was quite overmatched 6)Gilbert Yvel vs. Vitor Belfort-nice opening of the fight by vitor then it's stalling to the end. not the kind of fight you would expect from either fighter 7)Igor Vovchanchyn vs. Daijiro Matsui-lot of heart shown by matsui but what did PRIDE have in mind by making this match? Matsui had virtually no chance of winning over Igor. one of the better matches on this event that didn't go too long or too short 8)Ricco Rodriquez vs. Gary Goodridge-quite dissapointing for a main event, even to a real MMA fan. good technical Ground n Pound by Ricco. this PRIDE had its share of slow matches and quick finishes. wouldn't recommend this over any of ther others but if you want this in your collection, go for it Customer Rating: Summary: It's all good. Comment: It's brutal, it's bloody, it's every fight in its entirety. Ricco Rodriquez vs. Gary Goodridge; Igor Vovchanchyn vs. Daijiro Matsui; Gilbert Yvel vs. Vitor Belfort; Akira Shoji vs. John Renken; Carlos Newton vs. Naoki Sano; Alan Goes vs. Vernon "Tiger" White; Carlos Barreto vs. Tra Telligman; Heath Herring vs. Willie Peters. I'm a UFC fan, but enjoyed this Pride Fighting Championship. Customer Rating: Summary: It's all good. Comment: It's brutal, it's bloody, it's the entire program, not just highlights. Ricco Rodriquez vs. Gary Goodridge; Igor Vovchanchyn vs. Daijiro Matsui; Gilbert Yvel vs. Vitor Belfort; Akira Shoji vs. John Renken; Carlos Newton vs. Naoki Sano; Alan Goes vs. Vernon "Tiger" White; Carlos Barreto vs. Tra Telligman; Heath Herring vs. Willie Peters. Customer Rating: Summary: Ground and Pound returns to haunt us Comment: This show has lots of my favourite fighters but it is not as stellar as RETURN OF THE WARRIORS or BATTLE OF THE RISING SUN but PRIDE FC always puts on a better show than the clowns at your local YMCA could. Newton vs Sani is impressive ... also the Vernon White v Alan Goes match is pretty exciting but there are better PRIDEs you can buy. Even the Gilbert Yvel v Vitor match turns unfortunately dull....ground and pound...BORING!!!!!!!!!! Your money is better spent on either of the two Pride's I mentioned earlier...but thats just what I reckon. Customer Rating: Summary: PRIDE FC's are a must have...PERIOD!!! Comment: First off, let me start by saying PRIDE Fighting Championships is the best MMA organization in the world! The money invested in each tournament surpasses every MMA event in the US per year! One can see the difference when watching a PRIDE FC tape or DVD. PRIDE FC 9: New Blood is the fifth US release from the PRIDE organization, & hosts the top fighters from across the globe (as usual). The DVD version is packed with special features: Interactive Menus, Direct Fight Access, History of PRIDE Documentary, & Fight Highlights. The 'History of PRIDE Documentary' is a nice bonus. It highlights my favorite fighters (The Gracie's: Rickson, Royce, Royler, & Renzo). Every fight is top notch with such fighters as: Vernon "Tiger" White from the Lion's Den, Carlos Barreto & Vitor Belfort from the Brazilian Top Team, Gilbert Yvel from Golden Glory, Igor Vovchanchyn, Ricco Rodriguez, & the list goes on. I recommend purchasing the PRIDE collection in order. 1) GP 2000 Opening Rounds, 2) GP 2000 Finals, 3) 9: New Blood, 4) 10: Return of the Warriors, 5) 11: Battle of the Rising Sun. Out of the 5 US releases, they are all awesome, but PRIDE FC 10: Return of the Warriors is the best PRIDE of them all!!! Excellent KO's, Lots of Blood, & Broken Bones...the perfect combination!!!