PRIDE never die, clearly, as it continually comes back to life in a series of ZUFFA-produced highlight video packages on FUEL TV. That includes Takanori Gomi (33-8), former PRIDE Lightweight Champion, who at one time was considered the finest 155-pounder in all of mixed martial arts (MMA).
From the official website:
Takanori "The Fireball Kid" Gomi got back to his winning ways against Chute Boxe fighter Jadyson Costa at Pride: Bushido 2. Gomi unleashed a barrage of fierce ground and pound that stopped Costa in his tracks and put Gomi back on track.
"Best of PRIDE" also showcases the mad submission skills of another Japanese lightweight standout, Shinya Aoki (30-5), after the jump.
Japanese submission wizard Shinya Aoki tested his skills against American wrestler Clay French at Pride Bushido 13. French spent the majority of the bout valiantly defending against the dazzling jiu-jitsu of Aoki, but ultimately succumbed to an out-of-nowhere flying triangle choke that has to be seen to be believed.
Anyone wish "The Tobikan Judan" would have (or still might) find his way inside the Octagon?
Props: Bloody Elbow