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The Random/Weird/Quirky Photo Thread *MMA Edition*

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That was a strange fight with the weird Pride/K-1 hybrid ruleset. Without being arsed to check I think it was something like 5x3 minute rounds with takedowns allowed but you had to let the opponent up after a few seconds or something silly. And no judges. That’s why it was automatically a draw. Nobody got finished so it was an automatic draw. Odd fight all-round really. 

Cro Cop really made Wandy look foolish in the rematch though. Everyone remembers the KO but he was proper dismantling Wand before that. One of Cro Cop’s best performances in MMA. 

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Aye, Wanderei was coming off a nice little run going into the rematch. He'd looked average against Yoshida and lost to Arona  in 2005. However, he just about avenged the loss to Arona by split decision on the New Year's Eve show and absolutely slaughtered Fujita in the summer of 2006. 

Wanderlei hadn't been stopped in 8 years going into the Cro Cop rematch. It was thus quite stunning when Cro Cop took him apart. I recall Trigg being beside himself with agony on commentary (Trigg was chummy with Silva at the time). 

 

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Ive never seen that first Crocop/Wanderlei fight. I always saw highlights back in the day but never got around to getting a tape of the show it was on.

Pride/Japan busted out those mixed rules fights now and again, they like to do things differently over there.

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