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The year 2000 is the 4th year in the history of the Pride Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. 2000 had 6 events beginning with, Pride FC - Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round.

2000 in Pride FC
Information
First dateJanuary 30, 2000
Last dateDecember 23, 2000
Events
Total events6
Fights
Total fights53
Chronology
1999 in Pride 2000 in Pride FC 2001 in Pride

Debut Pride FC fightersEdit

Events listEdit

# Event Japanese name Date held Venue City Attendance
14 Pride 12 - Cold Fury N/A December 23, 2000 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan 26,882
13 Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun N/A October 31, 2000 Osaka-jo Hall Osaka, Japan 13,500
12 Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors N/A August 27, 2000 Seibu Dome Saitama, Japan 35,000
11 Pride 9 - New Blood N/A June 4, 2000 Nagoya Rainbow Hall Nagoya, Japan N/A
10 Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals N/A May 1, 2000 Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 38,429
9 Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round N/A January 30, 2000 Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 48,316

Pride FC: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening RoundEdit

Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateJanuary 30, 2000
VenueTokyo Dome
CityTokyo
Attendance48,316[1]
Event chronology
Pride 8 Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Finals

Pride FC - Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round[2] was an event held on January 30, 2000 at The Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Openweight Opening Round
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight   Royce Gracie def.   Nobuhiko Takada Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Openweight   Kazushi Sakuraba def.   Guy Mezger TKO (retirement) 1 15:00 [a]
Openweight   Igor Vovchanchyn def.   Alexander Otsuka Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Openweight   Gary Goodridge def.   Osamu Kawahara submission (forearm choke) 1 0:51
Openweight   Mark Coleman def.   Masaaki Satake submission (neck crank) 1 1:14
Openweight   Akira Shoji def.   Ebenezer Fontes Braga Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Openweight   Mark Kerr def.   Enson Inoue Decision (Majority) 1 15:00
Openweight   Kazuyuki Fujita def.   Hans Nijman submission (scarf hold) 1 2:48
Alternate Bout
Openweight   Wanderlei Silva def.   Bob Schrijber Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:42
  1. ^ Mezger forfeited the fight by leaving the ring after the bout was declared a draw and sent to an overtime round.


Pride 2000 Grand Prix BracketEdit

 
Opening Round
January 30, 2000
Quarter-finals
May 1, 2000
Semi-finals
May 1, 2000
Final
May 1, 2000
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Royce GracieDEC
 
 
 
  Nobuhiko Takada
 
  Royce Gracie
 
 
 
  Kazushi Sakuraba
 
  Kazushi SakurabaTKO
 
 
 
  Guy Mezger15:00
 
  Kazushi Sakuraba
 
 
 
  Igor Vovchanchyn
 
  Igor VovchanchynDEC
 
 
 
  Alexander Otsuka
 
  Igor Vovchanchyn
 
 
 
  Gary Goodridge
 
  Gary GoodridgeSUB
 
 
 
  Osamu Kawahara0:51
 
  Igor Vovchanchyn
 
 
 
  Mark Coleman
 
  Mark ColemanSUB
 
 
 
  Masaaki Satake1:14
 
  Mark Coleman
 
 
 
  Akira Shoji
 
  Akira ShojiDEC
 
 
 
  Ebenezer Fontes Braga
 
  Mark Coleman
 
 
 
  Kazuyuki Fujita
 
  Mark KerrDEC
 
 
 
  Enson Inoue
 
  Mark Kerr
 
 
 
  Kazuyuki Fujita
 
  Kazuyuki FujitaSUB
 
 
  Hans Nijman2:48
 

Pride FC: Grand Prix 2000 - FinalsEdit

Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Finals
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateMay 1, 2000
VenueTokyo Dome
CityTokyo
Attendance38,429[3]
Event chronology
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Finals Pride 9

Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals[4] was an event held on May 1, 2000 at The Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Openweight final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight   Mark Coleman def.   Igor Vovchanchyn Submission (knees) 2 3:09 [a]
Superfight
Superfight   Ken Shamrock def.   Alexander Otsuka KO (punches) 1 9:43 [b]
Openweight Semi-finals
Openweight   Igor Vovchanchyn def.   Kazushi Sakuraba TKO (corner stoppage) 1 15:00
Openweight   Mark Coleman def.   Kazuyuki Fujita TKO (corner stoppage) 1 0:02 [c]
Openweight Quarter-finals
Openweight   Igor Vovchanchyn def.   Gary Goodridge TKO (punches) 1 10:14
Openweight   Kazushi Sakuraba def.   Royce Gracie TKO (corner stoppage) 6 15:00 [d]
Openweight   Mark Coleman def.   Akira Shoji Unanimous decision
Openweight   Kazuyuki Fujita def.   Mark Kerr Unanimous decision
Other
  Guy Mezger def.   Masaaki Satake Unanimous decision
  1. ^ Coleman won the Pride Grand Prix 2000 tournament and the $200,000 grand prize.
  2. ^ Pride Grand Prix 2000 Superfight Finals.
  3. ^ Fujita's corner threw in the towel immediately due to injuries suffered in his quarterfinal bout against Mark Kerr.
  4. ^ The rules were modified to allow unlimited rounds. After 90 minutes of fighting, Gracie could not continue due to damage suffered to his legs.


Pride 2000 Grand Prix BracketEdit

 
Opening Round
January 30, 2000
Quarter-finals
May 1, 2000
Semi-finals
May 1, 2000
Final
May 1, 2000
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Royce GracieDEC
 
 
 
  Nobuhiko Takada
 
  Royce Gracie90:00
 
 
 
  Kazushi SakurabaTKO
 
  Kazushi SakurabaTKO
 
 
 
  Guy Mezger15:00
 
  Kazushi Sakuraba 15:00
 
 
 
 Igor VovchanchynTKO
 
  Igor VovchanchynDEC
 
 
 
  Alexander Otsuka
 
  Igor VovchanchynTKO
 
 
 
  Gary Goodridge10:14
 
  Gary GoodridgeSUB
 
 
 
  Osamu Kawahara0:51
 
  Igor Vovchanchyn3:09
 
 
 
  Mark ColemanSUB
 
  Mark ColemanSUB
 
 
 
  Masaaki Satake1:14
 
  Mark ColemanDEC
 
 
 
  Akira Shoji
 
  Akira ShojiDEC
 
 
 
  Ebenezer Fontes Braga
 
  Mark Coleman TKO
 
 
 
  Kazuyuki Fujita0:02
 
  Mark KerrDEC
 
 
 
  Enson Inoue
 
  Mark Kerr
 
 
 
  Kazuyuki FujitaDEC
 
  Kazuyuki FujitaSUB
 
 
  Hans Nijman2:48
 

Pride 9: New BloodEdit

Pride 9
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateJune 4, 2000
VenueNippon Gaishi Hall
CityNagoya
Event chronology
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals Pride 9 Pride 10

Pride 9 - New Blood[5] was an event held on June 4, 2000 at The Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
  Heath Herring def.   Willie Peeters submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:48
  Carlos Barreto def.   Tra Telligman unanimous decision 1 15:00
  Allan Goes def.   Vernon White unanimous decision 1 15:00
  Carlos Newton def.   Naoki Sano submission (armbar) 1 0:40
  Akira Shoji def.   John Renken submission (armbar) 1 6:44
  Ricco Rodriguez def.   Gary Goodridge unanimous decision 1 15:00
  Igor Vovchanchyn def.   Daijiro Matsui TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:03
  Vitor Belfort def.   Gilbert Yvel unanimous decision 1 15:00


Pride 10: Return of the WarriorsEdit

Pride 10
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateAugust 27, 2000
VenueSeibu Dome
CitySaitama
Attendance38,429
Event chronology
Pride 9 Pride 10 Pride 11

Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors[6] was an event held on August 27, 2000 at The Seibu Dome in Saitama, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
  Kazushi Sakuraba def.   Renzo Gracie technical submission (kimura) 2 9:43 [a]
  Ryan Gracie def.   Tokimitsu Ishizawa KO (punches) 1 2:16
  Kazuyuki Fujita def.   Ken Shamrock TKO (corner stoppage) 1 6:46
  Masaaki Satake def.   Kazunari Murakami TKO (punches) 1 6:58
  Igor Vovchanchyn def.   Enson Inoue TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 10:00
  Mark Kerr def.   Igor Borisov submission (neck crank) 1 2:06
  Gilbert Yvel def.   Gary Goodridge KO (head kick) 1 0:28
  Ricco Rodriguez def.   Takayuki Okada submission (smother choke) 1 6:04
  Wanderlei Silva def.   Guy Mezger KO (punches) 1 3:45
  Vitor Belfort def.   Daijiro Matsui unanimous decision 1 15:00
  1. ^ Gracie dislocated his elbow during the fight.[7]


Pride 11: Battle of the Rising SunEdit

Pride 11
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateOctober 31, 2000
VenueOsaka-jo Hall
CityOsaka
Attendance13,500
Event chronology
Pride 10 Pride 11 Pride 12

Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun[8] was an event held on October 31, 2000 at Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
  Kazushi Sakuraba def.   Shannon Ritch Submission (Achilles Lock) 1 1:08
  Naoya Ogawa def.   Masaaki Satake Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 2:01
  Igor Vovchanchyn def.   Nobuhiko Takada Submission (Punches) 2 3:17
  Akira Shoji def.   Herman Renting Submission (Armbar) 1 3:48
  Alexander Otsuka def.   Mike Bourke Submission (Double Armbar) 1 2:37
  Gary Goodridge def.   Yoshiaki Yatsu TKO (Punches) 1 8:58
  Wanderlei Silva vs.   Gilbert Yvel No Contest (Yvel Kicked in Groin) 1 0:21
  Heath Herring def.   Tom Erikson Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 6:17


Pride 12: Cold FuryEdit

Pride 12
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateDecember 23, 2000
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama
Attendance26,882
Event chronology
Pride 11 Pride 12 Pride 13

Pride 12 - Cold Fury[9] was an event held on December 23, 2000 at The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. This event featured the debut of future PRIDE Champion, Dan Henderson.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kazushi Sakuraba def. Ryan Gracie Decision (Unanimous) 1 10:00
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Mark Kerr Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Kazuyuki Fujita def. Gilbert Yvel Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Wanderlei Silva def. Dan Henderson Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Heath Herring def. Enson Inoue TKO (Knees) 1 4:52
Ricardo Almeida def. Akira Shoji Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Ricco Rodriguez def. John Marsh Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Carlos Newton def. Johil de Oliveira Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Guy Mezger def. Alexander Otsuka TKO (Punches) 1 1:52


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PRIDE and Glory
  2. ^ "Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ PRIDE and Glory
  4. ^ "Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Pride 9 - New Blood". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/bouts/pride-10-the-gracie-hunter-kazushi-sakuraba-vs-renzo-gracie
  8. ^ "Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Pride 12 - Cold Fury". Sherdog. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)