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Fighting games' most memorable moment revisited in Daigo vs. Justin Wong rematch

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Ten years ago, Daigo Umehara managed one of fighting games' most impressive feats when he famously pulled off a full parry against Chun-li's Houyoku Sen super art in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike. That performance, dubbed "moment #37" at the 2004 Evo fighting game championship, has been watched more than 1.8 million times on YouTube.

This weekend, Umehara participated in an exhibition rematch with the man on the receiving end of that stunning reversal and the winner of this year's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at Evo, Justin Wong. They recreated their match, Ken versus Chun-li, in 3rd Strike's subway stage, and gave the crowd the demonstration they came for.

For a replay of this weekend's exhibition from #37Reloaded, watch Super Arcade's video above (which looks great at 60 frames per second). To relive the decade-old original, watch the video below.

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