From the Saitama Super Arena in JapanA legendary event in Japan PRIDE FC matches the world s elite fighters in competitions of honor and art. Imagine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner versus Kick boxer Judo specialist versus Wrestler . . . this is PRIDE FC. Each match is the culmination of years of training by these athletes the finest representatives of their martial art who not only compete for victory but also to defend their fighting style! From big-time knockouts to punishing submissions you don t want to miss the drama spectacle and excitement of PRIDE FC!This is FINAL CONFLICT 2004 the world s best heavyweight fighters gather in Japan for the semi-finals and finals of this exclusive tournament held over the course of three shows. Sixteen heavyweights began now we re down to the final four! Who will take home the championship belt?FIGHTCARDTournament Matches:Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (Russia)Fedor Emelianenko (Russia) vs. Naoya Ogawa (Japan)Winner Nogueira/Kharitonov vs. Winner Emelianenko/OgawaAdditional Matches:Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan) vs. Murilo Bustamante (Brazil)Ron Waterman (USA) vs. Kevin Randleman (USA)Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic (Croatia) vs. Aleksander Emelianenko (Russia)Wanderlei Silva (Brazil) vs. Yuki Kondo (Japan)Special FeaturesRing Girl Photo GalleryFighter Photo GalleryPRIDE FC RulesVideo Feature: What is PRIDE FC?Detailed Fighter BiosFight GlossaryEvent Poster & ProgramEvent CommercialCountdown ShowFighter Entrance HighlightsRing Girl FeaturetteFedor Emelianenko FeaturetteKevin Randleman FeaturetteUncut Pre-Fight InterviewsUncut Post Fight InterviewsFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: SPORTS/GAMES/FIGHTING UPC: 787364628797
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Customer Rating: Summary: Pride Final Conflict 2004 Comment: Very good Pride DVD. Nice matchups with plenty of action. A couple of fights were human highlight reels. A great DVD for the true MMA fans who will miss Saitama Super Arena. Japanese fans were amazing. Disciplined, appreciative and respectful. US fans have a long way to go to match Japanese appreciation of MMA. With that said...very good DVD. Customer Rating: Summary: Great Ending to the heavyweight grand prix Comment: yes, the very last fight does end in disappointing fashion, but the entire card before that is filled with extremely exciting fights. the Cro Cop/Aleks fight is one of the best ever, as is the Sergei/Nog and Kondo/Silva fights. Watching Fedor take on Ogawa is also a pleasant treat. Customer Rating: Summary: The intro... WOW. Comment: The introduction of this event still blows my mind everytime I see it. The fights on this are pretty good... above average in terms of Pride events IMO. Really, the intro is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of this event. You really should buy this... it is an excellent event that you will enjoy seeing. Customer Rating: Summary: No contest Comment: This is a pretty good fight video but it is disappointing. You may as well know up front that the "final conflict" does not happen. You don't get to see it.
The "final conflict" is the championship fight of the heavyweight tournament. The final four square off on this video, and there are two winners who are supposed to fight for the championship. However the fight does not happen. Instead, one of the fighters, the better one as a matter of fact, gets a nasty head cut from an accidental head collision, and the fight is ruled a "no contest".
For the faint of heart (like me) be warned that you see some very graphic shots of fingers prying apart the skin on the man's forehead, showing a really bad and deep cut wide open to inspection. The skin is separated a good bit.
There are some good fights on the card. It is still worth watching, even though there is no conclusion. Customer Rating: Summary: Great Event As Always Comment: Final Conflict 2004 was the finals of the PRIDE Heavyweight Grand Prix and was overall a tremendous event.
This event showcases the best fighters in the world. Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Nogueira, Yuki Kondo, Mirko Cro Cop, and Wanderlei Silva are among the mega-stars you will see on this event.
Despite the controversial ending the main event, this event is packed with great fights. And of course, the MMA legend himself, Kazushi Sakuraba is on the card and puts on a great performance.