Pride Fighting Championships of Japan held some of the most exciting, intriguing and brutal events in mixed martial arts history in its existence between 1997 and 2007.
With the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight semifinals taking place this weekend, it brings back memories and desires of rival promotions to the UFC such as Pride FC.
There have been many that have come and gone through the years such as World Extreme Cagefighting, Affliction MMA and International Fight League to name a very few.
There have also been some that have managed to hang around right up until we speak today with stables such as BAMMA, Maximum Fighting Championship and, of course, Bellator.
The UFC remains the big dog of mixed martial arts organizations and there is no and has not been a close rival since the days of Pride FC in Japan.
Pride was the biggest promotion in the history of Japan and boasted a stable of talented ferocious fighters that rivaled that of the UFC.
Here are my Top 10 greatest events in Pride FC history.