Video: Rings King of Kings 32 Man Tournament 1999

The Rings KOK 32 man tournament was an open weight tournament that played out over a course of three events. The winner of the tournament would have to win a total of 5 fights including 3 fights on the final night This tournament was stacked with some of the best fighters in the world, Dan Henderson, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Renzo Gracie, Alistair Overeem, Jeremy Horn, Gilbert Yvel, Kiyoshi Tamura, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, Mikhail Illoukhine, Maurice Smith, Dave Menne, and Kohsaka

Here is the first of the Legendary Rings King Of King Tournaments

Rings King of Kings Tournament 1999

Block A- Part 1 (10-28-99)

Block A- Part 2 (10-28-99) + Block B- Part 1 (12-22-99)

Block B- Part 2 (12-22-99)

Rings KOK Tournament Final- Part 1 (2-26-00)

Rings KOK Tournament Final- Part 2 (2-26-00)

EDITED: All videos added on page 2

For later, thanks.


If you haven't seen this event I recommend watching from beginning to end
These were the first round matchups for the 99 Rings tournament

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Valentijn Overeem
Renato Sobral vs. Zaza Tkeshelashvili
Alistair Overeem vs. Yuriy Kotchkine
Jeremy Horn vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara
Lee Hasdell vs. Achmed Labasanov
Justin McCully vs. Mikhail Illoukhine
Brad Kohler vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Dan Henderson vs. Bakouri Gogitidze
Maurice Smith vs. Branden Lee Hinkle
Leonardo Castello Branco vs. Andrei Koplov
Ricardo Fyeet vs. Tyrone Roberts
Renzo Gracie vs. Wataru Sakata
Gilbert Yvel vs. Tariel Bitsadze
Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs. Chris Hasem
Tim Lajcikvs. Borislav Jeliazkov
Dave Menne vs. Kiyoshi Tamura



 Thanks for the hook-up.There were alot of KOK tourneys.

 One of the best tourneys ever. So many high level guys and great fights. The different rules (no head punches on ground) made the fights very technical. The second tournament the next year was also good.

 This one and the 2000 one are when Nogueira really started to shine and showed the most effective Bjj for MMA in those days. I used to watch them on video tapes lol.

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Hendo winning over Nogueira was questionable but oh well

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hubris - Hendo winning over Nogueira was questionable but oh well

 More that questionable. The rematch was amazing though with all of Dan's sub escapes before finally getting caught.

Have the VHS tapes somewhere.

I think that Henderson being the smallest man in the tournament had some influence over the judges. I believe Dan was around 190 lbs compared to guys like Yvel, and Nogueira who were in the 220 lb range



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TTT for one of the GOAT!