1995 in Fighting Network Rings

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1995 in Fighting Network Rings
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First dateJanuary 25, 1995
Last dateOctober 21, 1995
Events
Total events3
Fights
Total fights24
Chronology
1995 in Fighting Network Rings 1996 in RINGS

The year 1995 is the first year in the history of Fighting Network Rings, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. In 1995 Fighting Network Rings held three events beginning with, Rings: Budokan Hall 1995.

Fighting Network Rings, trademarked as RINGS, is a Japanese combat sport promotion that has lived three distinct periods: puroresu promotion from its inauguration to 1995, mixed martial arts promotion from 1995 to its 2002 disestablishment, and the revived mixed martial arts promotion from 2008 onward.

Mixed martial arts full contact combat sport

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993. The term gained popularity when newfullcontact.com, then one of the largest websites covering the sport, hosted and republished the article. The question of who actually coined the term is subject to debate.

Contents

Events list

#Event TitleDateArenaLocation
3 Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1995 Opening Round October 21, 1995
2 Rings Holland: Free Fight February 19, 1995Sporthallen Zuid Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
1 Rings: Budokan Hall 1995 January 25, 1995 Budokan Hall Tokyo, Japan

Rings: Budokan Hall 1995

Rings: Budokan Hall 1995 [1] was an event held on January 25, 1995, at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo Capital of and largest city in Japan

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

Results

Main Card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Akira Maeda N/A00:00
Hans Nijman def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto N/A00:00
Dick Vrij def. Tony Halme N/A00:00
Mitsuya Nagai def.Mark AshfordN/A00:00
Satir Gotchevdef. Masayuki Naruse N/A00:00
Bob Schrijber def.Aruzini LusinoffN/A00:00
David Khakhaleishvili def. Herman Renting N/A00:00
Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Wataru Sakata N/A00:00

    Rings Holland: Free Fight

    Rings Holland: Free Fight [2] was an event held on February 19, 1995, at Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

    Amsterdam Capital city of the Netherlands

    Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands, with a population of 866,737 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. Amsterdam is in the province of North Holland. Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North" due to its large number of canals which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    North Holland Province of the Netherlands

    North Holland is a province of the Netherlands located in the northwestern part of the country. It is situated on the North Sea, north of South Holland and Utrecht, and west of Friesland and Flevoland. In 2015, it had a population of 2,762,163 and a total area of 2,670 km2 (1,030 sq mi).

    Results

    Main Card
    Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
    Joop Van De Vendef.John OuwerkerkSubmission (half crab lock)11:41
    Herman Renting def.David LevickiDecision (unanimous)110:00
    Chris Dolmandef. Akira Maeda Submission (armbar)24:07
    Dick Vrij def. Mitsuya Nagai KO (knee)13:07
    Yoshihisa Yamamoto def.Ruud EwoldtDecision (unanimous)35:00
    Willie Peeters def. Masayuki Naruse Decision (unanimous)110:00
    Piet Bernzendef. Ronny Rivano Decision (unanimous)110:00
    Hans Nijman def. Andrei Kopylov KO (knee)13:10

      Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1995 Opening Round

      Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1995 Opening Round [3] was an event held on October 21, 1995.

      Results

      Main Card
      Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
      Tariel Bitsadze def.Dimitre PetkovN/A00:00
      Akira Maeda def. Dick Vrij N/A00:00
      Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def.Peter UraN/A00:00
      Andrei Kopylov def. Zaza Tkeshelashvili N/A00:00
      Hans Nijman def.Ramaji BuzoriashivilliN/A00:00
      Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Nikolai Zouev N/A00:00
      Yoshihisa Yamamoto def. Ameran Bitsadze N/A00:00
      Mitsuya Nagai def. Bakouri Gogitidze N/A00:00

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        References

        1. "Rings - Budokan Hall 1995". Sherdog. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013.
        2. "Rings Holland - Free Fight". Sherdog. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013.
        3. "Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1995 Opening Round". Sherdog. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013.