1997 in Fighting Network Rings

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1997 in Fighting Network Rings
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First dateJanuary 1, 1997
Last dateDecember 23, 1997
Events
Total events9
Fights
Total fights51
Chronology
1996 in RINGS 1997 in Fighting Network Rings 1998 in RINGS

The year 1997 is the third year in the history of Fighting Network Rings, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. In 1997 Fighting Network Rings held nine events beginning with, Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final.

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
16 Rings: Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal December 23, 1997Japan
15 Rings: Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal 1 October 25, 1997Japan
14 Rings: Extension Fighting 7 September 26, 1997Japan
13 Rings Holland: Utrecht at War June 29, 1997Vechtsebanen Sport Hall Utrecht, Netherlands
12 Rings: Extension Fighting 4 June 21, 1997 Ariake Coliseum Tokyo, Japan
11 Rings: Extension Fighting 2 April 22, 1997Japan
10 Rings Holland: The Final Challenge February 2, 1997Sport Hall Zuid Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
9 Rings: Budokan Hall 1997 January 22, 1997 Budokan Hall Tokyo, Japan
8 Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final January 1, 1997

Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final

Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final [1] was an event held on January 1, 1997.

Results

Main Card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Kiyoshi Tamura 00:00
Tariel Bitsadze def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto 00:00
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Tariel Bitsadze 00:00
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto 00:00
Tariel Bitsadze def. Hans Nijman 00:00
Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka 00:00
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Mitsuya Nagai 00:00
Yoshihisa Yamamoto def. Bakouri Gogitidze 00:00

    Rings: Budokan Hall 1997

    Rings: Budokan Hall 1997 [2] was an event held on January 22, 1997, 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. Kiyoshi Tamura 00:00
    Tariel Bitsadze def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto 00:00
    Akira Maeda def. Maurice Smith 00:00
    Nikolai Zouev def. Mitsuya Nagai 00:00
    Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Mikhail Ilyukhin 00:00
    Zaza Tkeshelashvili def. Masayuki Naruse 00:00
    Wataru Sakata def.Sean McCully00:00

      Rings Holland: The Final Challenge

      Rings Holland: The Final Challenge [3] was an event held on February 2, 1997, at The Sport Hall 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
      Rob Van Esdonk def.Dennis CrouweelTKO (Referee Stoppage from a Broken Nose)12:38
      Pedro Palm vs. Dick Vrij No Contest11:00
      Bob Schrijber def.Toon StellingTKO (Punches)16:01
      Kiyoshi Tamura def. Andre Mannaart Submission (Rear Naked Choke)12:11
      Joop Kasteel def. Mitsuya Nagai KO (Punches)15:12
      Valentijn Overeem def. Masayuki Naruse TKO (Cut)13:58
      Willie Peeters def.Sergei SousserovKO (Palm Strikes)14:51
      Peter Dijkmandef. Iouri Bekichev Submission (Rear Naked Choke)12:25
      Hans Nijman def. Lee Hasdell Submission (Guillotine Choke)15:35
      Gilbert Yvel def.Rob van LeeuwenTKO (Corner Stoppage)14:06
      Ron van Gellekomdef. Jonny van Wanrooy Decision (Unanimous)110:00

        Rings: Extension Fighting 2

        Rings: Extension Fighting 2 [4] was an event held on April 22, 1997, in Japan.

        Results

        Main Card
        Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
        Kiyoshi Tamura def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Submission (Toe Hold)113:57
        Chris Haseman def. Alexander Otsuka TKO (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)17:03
        Joop Kasteel def. Mitsuya Nagai TKO (Lost Points)16:27
        Yoshihisa Yamamoto def. Masayuki Naruse Submission (Arm Bar)121:20
        Dick Vrij def. Tony Halme TKO (Doctor Stoppage)12:42
        Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Akira Maeda Submission (Leg Lock)18:47

          Rings: Extension Fighting 4

          Rings: Extension Fighting 4 [5] was an event held on June 21, 1997, in Tokyo, Japan.

          Results

          Main Card
          Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
          Adilson Limadef.Alexander Fedorov110:10
          Yuriy Kochkine vs. Ricardo Morais Draw120:00

            Rings Holland: Utrecht at War

            Rings Holland: Utrecht at War [6] was an event held on June 29, 1997, in Utrecht, Netherlands.

            Results

            Main Card
            Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
            Toon Stellingdef. Andre Mannaart Decision (Unanimous)25:00
            Valentijn Overeem def.Cees BezemsSubmission (Heel Hook)10:49
            Joop Kasteel def. Pedro Palm KO (Palm Strikes)14:17
            Sander Thonhauser def.Gerard BenschopKO (Palm Strikes)13:04
            Sander MacKilljan def.Erwin van de EijndenSubmission (Rear Naked Choke)11:46
            Gilbert Yvel def.Leon van DijkKO (Knee)12:05
            Mario Borzic def.Michael JonkerTKO (Knee)10:00
            Rodney Glunder def.Rik de JagerKO (Knee to the Body)21:10
            Jonny van Wanrooy def. Ronny Rivano Decision (Unanimous)25:00

              Rings: Extension Fighting 7

              Rings: Extension Fighting 7 [7] was an event held on September 26, 1997, in Japan.

              Results

              Main Card
              Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
              Kiyoshi Tamura def. Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov Submission (Arm Bar)112:48
              Akira Maeda def. Andrei Kopylov Submission (Rear Naked Choke)18:32
              Frank Shamrock def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka Decision130:00
              Wataru Sakata def. Valentijn Overeem Submission (Ankle Lock)12:16
              Pete Williams def. Joop Kasteel TKO (Knee Injury)18:25
              Yuriy Kochkine def.Malcolm NaySubmission (Achilles Lock)14:33

                Rings: Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal 1

                Rings: Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal [8] was an event held on October 25, 1997, in Japan.

                Results

                Main Card
                Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
                Dick Vrij def. Tariel Bitsadze Submission (Rear Naked Choke)16:07
                Kiyoshi Tamura def. Hans Nijman Submission (Arm Lock)110:34
                Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Borislav Jeliazkov Decision (Lost Points)10:00
                Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Masayuki Naruse Submission (Ankle Lock)112:28
                Mitsuya Nagai def. Chris Haseman Submission (Heel Hook)19:18
                Joop Kasteel def. Lee Hasdell Submission (Headlock)18:55
                Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov def. Andrei Kopylov Submission110:52
                Akira Maeda def. Nikolai Zouev Submission (Rear Naked Choke)15:17

                  Rings: Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal

                  Rings: Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal [9] was an event held on December 23, 1997, in Japan.

                  Results

                  Main Card
                  Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
                  Zaza Tkeshelashvili def. Ricardo Morais Decision120:00
                  Sean Alvarez def. Willie Peeters 19:40

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                    References

                    1. "Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    2. "Rings - Budokan Hall 1997". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    3. "Rings Holland - The Final Challenge". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    4. "Rings - Extension Fighting 2". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    5. "Rings - Extension Fighting 4". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    6. "Rings Holland - Utrecht at War". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    7. "Rings - Extension Fighting 7". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    8. "Rings - Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal 1". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.
                    9. "Rings - Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013.