This event is not talked about all that much compared to the highly regarded Shockwave's of 2002,2004,2005 and 2006 but it is an entertaining card in it's own right.Here's the line up:
1/ Quinton Jackson vs. Ikuhisa Minowa
2/ Heath Herring vs. Giant Silva
3/ Hayato Sakurai vs. Daiju Takase
4/ Murilo Rua vs. Akira Shoji
5/ Royce Gracie vs. Hidehiko Yoshida
6/ Don Frye vs. Gary Goodridge
7/ Daniel Gracie vs. Wataru Sakata
8/ Yuki Kondo vs. Mario Sperry
9/ Rony Sefo vs. Kiyoshi Tamura
10/ Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
The last bout between Little Nog and Sakuraba must have been one of the best fights of 2003.Very entertaining and both men fought their hearts out.
Gracie vs. Yoshida was pretty good too but Yoshida didn't seem to be on top form.
Frye vs Goodridge was a good scrap while it lasted and the only slightly disappointing match was the first one as there was just too much of a size difference between Rampage and Minowa,imo.Pride at this stage were known for having some mismatch fights(mainly in size more than ability)and matchups that didn't belong in any specific weight class.
Saying that,Minowa is well known for taking on men much bigger than himself and often defying the odds.
A good,solid card throughout,really.
Event Rating: 8/10.