The Pride Fighting Championship’s Pride 21: ‘Demolition’. June 23, 2002. The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. A bill that was to see such MMA luminaries as Bob Sapp and Anderson Silva fight. But no one would be talking about either of those guys the next day. The only thing anyone would talk about in Mixed Martial Arts circles for some time after would be be the first fight of the evening. A fight that’s gone down in history as the most brutal EVER… Don Frye vs Yoshihiro Takayama.
It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. A bout of unrivaled intensity, the blows come thick and fast and barely let up. The American and the Japanese fighter are so evenly matched and pumped up for this that it’s borderline unbelievable.