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Flashback: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Renzo Gracie in PRIDE FC

Flashback: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Renzo Gracie in PRIDE FC

This Saturday will mark ten years since the last PRIDE FC event, so let’s pour a little bit of our 40oz out to our homie who didn’t make it.

If you’ll recall, for the longest time PRIDE FC was the UFC’s top competitor – in fact, it was actually bigger than the UFC, and according to some, better. There events, most of which took place in Japan, were epic affairs that crammed thousands of fans into stadiums and pit the best in the world against the best in the world. There were, of course, freakshow matches, which the Japanese love, and drug testing was laughable. But man, were there some memorable nights…

Below is bout between the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba and the great Renzo Gracie. At that time, Sakuraba was absolutely slaying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters. Watch what happens when he takes on one of the better Gracies to ever set foot in a ring.

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