Pride Bushido 9: The Tournament: A mixed martial arts event held by Pride Fighting Championships. This event held the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the first ever Welterweight tournament and Lightweight tournament. It took place at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan on September 25, 2005. Under BUSHIDO rules, matches are 2 rounds only. The finals for the welterweight tournament as well as the lightweight tournament was held at Shockwave 2005 later that year on New Years Eve. Welterweight Tournament Opening Round: Phil Baroni vs Ikuhisa Minowa.. Murilo Bustamante vs Masanori Suda, Ryo Chonan vs Dan Henderson, Daniel Acacio vs Akihiro Gono, Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Jens Pulver vs Hayato Sakurai, Yves Edwards vs Joachim Hansen.. Takanori Gomi vs Tatsuya Kawajiri, Luiz Azeredo vs Naoyuki Kotani, Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finals: Winner of Murilo Bustamante/Masanori Suda vs Winner of Phil Baroni/Ikuhisa Minowa, Winner of Daniel Acacio/Akihiro Gono vs Winner of Ryo Chonan/Dan Henderson, Lightweight Tournament Semi-Finals: Winner of Luiz Azeredo/Naoyuki Kotani vs Winner of Takanori Gomi/Tatsuya Kawajiri, Winner of Yves Edwards/Joachim Hansen vs Winner of Jens Pulver/Hayato Sakurai.
- Release Date:
- September 25, 2005