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“Best of PRIDE” to begin in 2012 on FUEL TV

The UFC bought out PRIDE in hopes of promoting fights in the company and keeping it alive and well. Instead, they decided to absorb the most attractive fighters and brought them to the UFC.

However, PRIDE didn’t totally die, as Zuffa began airing Best of PRIDE shows on Spike TV, and now, with the UFC headed to FOX Networks, the show will continue its run on FUEL TV.

The first Best of PRIDE on FUEL TV takes place January 3 at 7L00 p.m. EST with eleven episodes running in the following weeks on Thursday nights with Kenda Perez returning as host.

Among those fights and fighters to be highlighted, the first episode will include Fedor Emelianenko against Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, as well as with Mark Coleman meeting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Others to be shown include Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The UFC purchased PRIDE in 2007, but said they were falsely told information in regards to the financial stability of the promotion before buying it.


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