Kevin Randleman fought Mirko Crocop At Pride: ‘Total Elimination 2004’. They met in the opening round of the Pride heavyweight Grand Prix at the Saitama Super Arena on April 5th.

Crocop went into the tournament as the favourite. By contrast Randleman had lost his previous two fights, getting stopped by Kazushi Sakuraba at Pride: ‘Final Conflict 2003’ and Quinton Jackson at Pride 25.

The fight didn’t last long. But it will go down in Asian MMA history as one of the most memorable heavyweight bouts of all time and you can watch it here:

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