Not sure if anyone else ordered this PPV last night; I taped it and have only watched the last two matches so far. Anyway, for Americans, the "big" news is that they brought out 2000 Olympic Gold medalist Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner, and announced that he'll be taking up shootfighting (kind of a surprise, I had read that WWE was throwing some serious offers at him). His debut will be on the 12/31 show (PPV 1/2/05 in US), against 1992 Olympic Gold medalist judoka Hidehiko Yoshida. Yoshida goes around 220 for fights, so he's MUCH smaller than Gardner, but he's got a few Pride matches under his belt (including a win over Royce Gracie), and he's lightning quick at both throws and applying submissions. Gardner mentioned he's been into shootfighting for a few years, because he's been friends with Dan Severn and Don Frye for a long time. He's going to train with former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson (a Pride middleweight contender), who is bringing in grapplers, strikers and judoka for Gardner to train with. Frankly, I don't like Gardner's chances. Main event last night had perpetual middleweight champ Vanderlei Silva of Chute Boxe Academy in Brazil knock out Quinton Jackson of San Diego in the second round. Brutal fight, both guys got in lots of hard strikes, and the first round ended with Jackson in the mount position pounding away on a seemingly overmatched Silva. Start of second round was more of the same, but Silva slowly took over and eventually put Jackson out a flurry of punches followed by a series of 5 knees to the head with about a minute to go. This was a rematch of a great fight from last year, which Silva also won. PPV is repeating throughout the month, FWiW.