TBD By Editorial
Susumu Nagao

Mark Coleman

May 1, 2000-Sept. 24, 2001

The return of the title of lineal heavyweight champion was but a footnote on the best evening of Coleman's career. Having struggled to regain the form that marked the start of his fighting days, Coleman defeated Akira Shoji, Fujita (to recapture the title) and Igor Vovchanchyn (to defend the title and win the Pride mega event).