Mark Boster / LAT
Mixed martial arts fighter Phil Baroni strides into the ring wearing a sparkling red robe at Pride Fighting Championships first U.S. event, Pride 32: the Real Deal, on Oct. 21 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Pride has achieved considerable success in Japan and hopes to challenge its main U.S. rival, Ultimate Fighting Championship. Pride events begin with pyrotechnics and laser lights.
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