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The year 2006 was the 10th year in the history of the Pride Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. 2006 had 10 events beginning with, Pride 31 - Unbreakable.

2006 in Pride FC
Information
First dateFebruary 26, 2006
Last dateDecember 31, 2006
Events
Total events10
Fights
Total fights101
Title fights2
Chronology
2005 in Pride 2006 in Pride FC 2007 in Pride

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2006
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Lightweight Takanori Gomi (c) def. Marcus Aurelio Decision (Split) 2 5:00 Pride - Bushido 13 [a]
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (c) def. Mark Hunt Submission (Kimura) 1 8:16 Pride FC - Shockwave 2006 [b]

Debut Pride FC fightersEdit

The following fighters fought their first Pride FC fight in 2006:

Events listEdit

# Event Japanese name Date held Venue City Attendance
66 Pride FC - Shockwave 2006 Otoko Matsuri - Fumetsu December 31, 2006 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan 48,709
65 Pride FC - Bushido 13 N/A November 5, 2006 Yokohama Arena Yokohama, Japan N/A
64 Pride 32 - The Real Deal N/A October 21, 2006 Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 11,727
63 Pride FC - Final Conflict Absolute N/A September 10, 2006 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A
62 Pride FC - Bushido 12 2nd Round August 27, 2006 Nagoya Rainbow Hall Nagoya, Japan N/A
61 Pride FC - Critical Countdown Absolute N/A July 1, 2006 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A
60 Pride FC - Bushido 11 N/A June 4, 2006 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A
59 Pride FC - Total Elimination Absolute N/A May 5, 2006 Osaka Dome Osaka, Japan N/A
58 Pride FC - Bushido 10 N/A April 2, 2006 Ariake Coliseum Tokyo, Japan N/A
57 Pride 31 - Unbreakable Dreamers February 26, 2006 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan N/A

Pride 31: UnbreakableEdit

Pride 31
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateFebruary 26, 2006
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama
Event chronology
Pride: Shockwave 2005 Pride 31 Pride: Bushido 10

Pride 31: Unbreakable[1] was an event held on February 26, 2006 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
  Mark Hunt def.   Yosuke Nishijima KO (Punch) 3 1:18
  Mark Coleman def.   Maurício Rua TKO (Broken Arm) 1 0:49
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def.   Kiyoshi Tamura Submission (Armbar) 1 2:24
  Josh Barnett def.   Kazuhiro Nakamura Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 8:10
  Alistair Overeem def.   Sergei Kharitonov TKO (Knees) 1 5:13
  Tsuyoshi Kosaka def.   Mario Sperry TKO (Punches) 1 1:20
  Fabrício Werdum def.   John Olav Einemo Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
  Quinton Jackson def.   Dong Sik Yoon Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
  Roman Zentsov def.   Pedro Rizzo KO (Punch) 1 0:25


Pride FC: Bushido 10Edit

Pride: Bushido 10
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateApril 2, 2006
VenueAriake Coliseum
CityTokyo
Event chronology
Pride 31 Pride: Bushido 10 Pride: Total Elimination Absolute

Pride FC: Bushido 10[2] was an event held on April 2, 2006 at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
  Marcus Aurelio def.   Takanori Gomi Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 4:34
  Dan Henderson def.   Kazuo Misaki Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
  Ikuhisa Minowa def.   Paulo Cesar Silva TKO (Knees) 1 2:23
  Phil Baroni def.   Yuki Kondo KO (Punch) 1 0:25
  Akihiro Gono def.   Dae Won Kim Submission (Armbar) 1 9:00
  Paulo Filho def.   Murilo Rua Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
  Joachim Hansen def.   Luiz Azeredo KO (Knee) 1 7:09
  Denis Kang def.   Mark Weir Submission (Knees) 1 4:55
  Jens Pulver def.   Kenji Arai KO (Soccer Kick) 1 3:59
  Mitsuhiro Ishida def.   Paul Rodriguez Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 2:29
  Yves Edwards def.   Seichi Ikemoto Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00


Pride FC: Total Elimination AbsoluteEdit

Pride: Total Elimination Absolute
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateMay 5, 2006
VenueOsaka Dome
CityOsaka
Event chronology
Pride: Bushido 10 Pride: Total Elimination Absolute Pride: Bushido 11

Pride FC: Total Elimination Absolute[3] was an event held on May 5, 2006 at Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan.

This event featured the first round of Pride's 2006 Open-Weight tournament. Seven tournament matches were held along with one alternate match. The seven winning participants advanced to the second round, Pride Critical Countdown Absolute. The winner of the alternate bout will take the place of any fighter who is unable to participate in subsequent matches.

Pride Heavyweight Champion and 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Fedor Emelianenko was originally set to enter the tournament with a first round bye, but a hand injury prevented him from participating. Wanderlei Silva, then current Pride middleweight champion, received his bye into the second round.

ResultsEdit

Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight Hidehiko Yoshida def. Yosuke Nishijima Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 2:33
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Wagner da Conceicao Martins Submission (Armbar) 1 2:17
Mirko Cro Cop def. Ikuhisa Minowa TKO (Punches) 1 1:10
Kazuyuki Fujita def. James Thompson KO (Punch) 1 8:25
Josh Barnett def. Aleksander Emelianenko Submission (Keylock) 2 1:57
Mark Hunt def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka TKO (Punches) 2 4:15
Fabrício Werdum def. Alistair Overeem Submission (Kimura) 2 3:43
Alternate Bout
Roman Zentsov def. Gilbert Yvel KO (Punch) 1 4:55


2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix BracketEdit

Pride: Total Elimination Absolute Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute Pride: Final Conflict Absolute Pride: Final Conflict Absolute
            
  Josh Barnett SUB
  Aleksander Emelianenko 11:57
  Josh Barnett
  Mark Hunt
  Mark Hunt TKO
  Tsuyoshi Kohsaka 14:15
 
 
  Fabrício Werdum SUB
  Alistair Overeem 13:43
  Fabrício Werdum
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
  Wagner da Conceicao Martins 2:17
 
 
  Mirko Cro Cop TKO
  Ikuhisa Minowa 1:10
  Mirko Cro Cop
  Hidehiko Yoshida
  Hidehiko Yoshida SUB
  Yosuke Nishijima 2:33
 
 
  Kazuyuki Fujita KO
  James Thompson 8:25
  Kazuyuki Fujita
  Wanderlei Silva1
  Fedor Emelianenko BYE
 

1Fedor Emelianenko suffered a hand injury and could not participate in the tournament. He was replaced by Wanderlei Silva.

Pride FC: Bushido 11Edit

Pride: Bushido 11
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateJune 4, 2006
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama
Event chronology
Pride: Total Elimination Absolute Pride: Bushido 11 Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute

Pride FC: Bushido 11[4] was an event held on June 4, 2006 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Welterweight Grand Prix Opening round
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Kazuo Misaki def. Phil Baroni Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Welterweight Denis Kang def. Murilo Rua KO (Punches) 1 0:15
Welterweight Akihiro Gono def. Hector Lombard Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Welterweight Gegard Mousasi def. Makoto Takimoto TKO (Broken Eye Socket) 1 5:34
Welterweight Ryo Chonan def. Joey Villasenor Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Welterweight Paulo Filho def. Gregory Bouchelaghem Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Welterweight Amar Suloev def. Murilo Bustamante Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Non Tournament Bouts
Hayato Sakurai def. Olaf Alfonso KO (Punch) 1 1:54
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Charles Bennett Submission (Kneebar) 1 2:30
Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Marcus Aurelio Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Jason Black def. Won Jin Eoh TKO (Corner Stoppage) 1 4:25


Pride 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix BracketEdit

Pride: Bushido 11 Pride: Bushido 12 Pride: Bushido 13 Pride: Bushido 13
            
  Kazuo Misaki DEC
  Phil Baroni
  Kazuo Misaki
  Dan Henderson
  Dan Henderson
BYE
 
 
  Ryo Chonan DEC
  Joey Villasenor
  Ryo Chonan
  Paulo Filho
  Paulo Filho DEC
  Gregory Bouchelaghem
 
 
  Akihiro Gono DEC
  Hector Lombard
  Akihiro Gono
  Gegard Mousasi
  Gegard Mousasi TKO
  Makoto Takimoto 5:34
 
 
  Amar Suloev DEC
  Murilo Bustamante
  Amar Suloev
  Denis Kang
  Denis Kang KO
  Murilo Rua 0:15

Pride FC: Critical Countdown AbsoluteEdit

Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateJuly 1, 2006
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama
Event chronology
Pride: Bushido 11 Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute Pride: Bushido 12

Pride FC: Critical Countdown Absolute[5] was an event held on July 1, 2006 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Hidehiko Yoshida TKO (Leg Kicks) 1 7:38
Openweight Josh Barnett def. Mark Hunt Submission (Kimura) 1 2:02
Openweight Wanderlei Silva def. Kazuyuki Fujita TKO (Punches and Soccer Kicks) 1 9:21
Openweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Fabrício Werdum Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Non Tournament Bouts
Middleweight Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Evangelista Santos Submission (Keylock) 1 4:49
Light Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira def. Alistair Overeem TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 2:13
Light Heavyweight Vitor Belfort def. Kazuo Takahashi KO (Punch) 1 0:36
Heavyweight Yoshihiro Nakao def. Eun-Su Lee TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 4:16
Heavyweight Pawel Nastula def. Edson Claas Vieira Submission (Armbar) 1 4:33


2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix BracketEdit

Pride: Total Elimination Absolute Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute Pride: Final Conflict Absolute Pride: Final Conflict Absolute
            
  Josh Barnett SUB
  Aleksander Emelianenko 11:57
  Josh Barnett SUB
  Mark Hunt 2:02
  Mark Hunt TKO
  Tsuyoshi Kohsaka 14:15
  Josh Barnett
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
  Fabrício Werdum SUB
  Alistair Overeem 13:43
  Fabrício Werdum 20:00
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira DEC
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
  Wagner da Conceicao Martins 2:17
 
 
  Mirko Cro Cop TKO
  Ikuhisa Minowa 1:10
  Mirko Cro Cop TKO
  Hidehiko Yoshida 7:38
  Hidehiko Yoshida SUB
  Yosuke Nishijima 2:33
  Mirko Cro Cop
  Wanderlei Silva
  Kazuyuki Fujita KO
  James Thompson 8:25
  Kazuyuki Fujita 9:21
  Wanderlei Silva1TKO
  Fedor Emelianenko BYE
 

1Fedor Emelianenko suffered a hand injury and could not participate in the tournament. He was replaced by Wanderlei Silva.

Pride FC: Bushido 12Edit

Pride: Bushido 12
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateAugust 26, 2006
VenueNagoya Rainbow Hall
CityNagoya
Event chronology
Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute Pride: Bushido 12 Pride: Final Conflict Absolute

Pride FC: Bushido 12[6] was an event held on August 27, 2006 at Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan.

ResultsEdit

Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Kazuo Misaki def. Dan Henderson Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Welterweight Akihiro Gono def. Gegard Mousasi Submission (Armbar) 2 4:24
Welterweight Paulo Filho def. Ryo Chonan Submission (Armbar) 1 2:30
Welterweight Denis Kang def. Amar Suloev Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:10
Non Tournament Bouts
Takanori Gomi def. David Baron Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 7:10
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Eric Esch Submission (Armbar) 1 4:25
Hayato Sakurai def. Luciano Azevedo TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 4:35
Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Cristiano Marcello Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Chris Brennan TKO (Knee and Punches) 1 0:29
Gilbert Melendez def. Nobuhiro Obiya Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Shinya Aoki def. Jason Black Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 1:58
Hatsu Hioki def. Jeff Curran Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Hiroyuki Abe vs. Naoki Matsushita Draw 2 5:00
Daisuke Nakamura def. Seichi Ikemoto Submission (Armbar) 1 3:36


Pride 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix BracketEdit

Pride: Bushido 11 Pride: Bushido 12 Pride: Bushido 13 Pride: Bushido 13
            
  Kazuo Misaki DEC
  Phil Baroni
  Kazuo Misaki DEC
  Dan Henderson
  Dan Henderson
BYE
  Kazuo Misaki
  Paulo Filho
  Ryo Chonan DEC
  Joey Villasenor
  Ryo Chonan 2:30
  Paulo Filho SUB
  Paulo Filho DEC
  Gregory Bouchelaghem
 
 
  Akihiro Gono DEC
  Hector Lombard
  Akihiro Gono SUB
  Gegard Mousasi 4:24
  Gegard Mousasi TKO
  Makoto Takimoto 5:34
  Akihiro Gono
  Denis Kang
  Amar Suloev DEC
  Murilo Bustamante
  Amar Suloev 4:10
  Denis Kang SUB
  Denis Kang KO
  Murilo Rua 0:15

Pride FC: Final Conflict AbsoluteEdit

Pride: Final Conflict Absolute
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateSeptember 10, 2006
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama
Event chronology
Pride: Bushido 12 Pride: Final Conflict Absolute Pride 32

Pride FC: Final Conflict Absolute[7] was an event held on September 10, 2006 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

This event comprised the semifinal and final rounds of the Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix tournament. The tournament began on May 5, 2006 at the Total Elimination Absolute event and then continued on July 1, 2006 at Critical Countdown Absolute.

On August 5, 2006, Mirko Cro Cop announced his withdrawal from the tournament following a dispute over pay with Pride.[8] On August 7, 2006 it was reported that the matter had been resolved and Cro Cop would once again take his place in the finals. [9]

ResultsEdit

Openweight Grand Prix Finals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Josh Barnett Submission (Punches) 1 5:32
Openweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Openweight Josh Barnett def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Openweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Wanderlei Silva KO (Head Kick) 1 5:26
Non Tournament Bouts
Light Heavyweight Ricardo Arona def. Alistair Overeem Submission (Punches) 1 4:28
Light Heavyweight Maurício Rua def. Cyrille Diabate TKO (Stomps) 1 5:29
Middleweight Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Yoshihiro Nakao Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Super Heavyweight Ricardo Morais def. Tae Hyun Lee TKO (Corner Stoppage) 1 8:08
Heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko def. Sergei Kharitonov TKO (Punches) 1 6:45
Middleweight Evangelista Santos def. Yosuke Nishijima Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 3:24


2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix BracketEdit

Pride: Total Elimination Absolute Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute Pride: Final Conflict Absolute Pride: Final Conflict Absolute
            
  Josh Barnett SUB
  Aleksander Emelianenko 11:57
  Josh Barnett SUB
  Mark Hunt 2:02
  Mark Hunt TKO
  Tsuyoshi Kohsaka 14:15
  Josh Barnett DEC
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira 15:00
  Fabricio Werdum SUB
  Alistair Overeem 13:43
  Fabricio Werdum 20:00
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira DEC
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
  Wagner da Conceicao Martins 2:17
  Josh Barnett 7:32
  Mirko Cro Cop SUB
  Mirko Cro Cop TKO
  Ikuhisa Minowa 1:10
  Mirko Cro Cop TKO
  Hidehiko Yoshida 7:38
  Hidehiko Yoshida SUB
  Yosuke Nishijima 2:33
  Mirko Cro Cop KO
  Wanderlei Silva 5:22
  Kazuyuki Fujita KO
  James Thompson 8:25
  Kazuyuki Fujita 9:21
  Wanderlei Silva1TKO
  Fedor Emelianenko BYE
 

1Fedor Emelianenko suffered a hand injury and could not participate in the tournament. He was replaced by Wanderlei Silva.

Pride 32: The Real DealEdit

Pride FC: Bushido 13Edit

Pride: Bushido 13
Information
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateNovember 5, 2006
VenueYokohama Arena
CityYokohama
Event chronology
Pride 32 Pride: Bushido 13 Pride: Shockwave 2006

Pride FC: Bushido 13[10] was an event held on November 5, 2006 at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

This event consisted of the semifinal and final rounds of the Bushido Welterweight Grand Prix.

In a lightweight championship bout, Takanori Gomi faced Marcus Aurélio, who had defeated Gomi in a non-title fight at Pride Bushido 10.

Originally Gilbert Melendez was set to face Shinya Aoki but an injury during training forced Melendez to withdraw from the fight. Clay French replaced Melendez in the fight.[11]

ResultsEdit

Welterweight Grand Prix Finals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Kazuo Misaki def. Denis Kang Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Welterweight Paulo Filho def. Kazuo Misaki Submission (Armbar) 1 9:43 [a]
Welterweight Denis Kang def. Akihiro Gono Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Welterweight Grand Prix Alternate bout
Welterweight Gegard Mousasi def. Hector Lombard Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Non Tournament Bouts
Lightweight Takanori Gomi (c) def. Marcus Aurelio Decision (Split) 2 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Shinya Aoki def. Clay French Submission (Flying Triangle Choke) 1 3:57
Lightweight Mitsuhiro Ishida def. David Bielkheden Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Heavyweight Ikuhisa Minowa def. Mike Plotcheck Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Middleweight Sanae Kikuta def. Jean-Francois Lenogue Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Bantamweight Joe Pearson def. Yoshiro Maeda Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:54
Lightweight Luiz Firmino def. Nobuhiro Obiya Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Middleweight Murilo Bustamante def. Dong Sik Yoon Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
  1. ^ Paulo Filho dropped from the Grand Prix due to injuries sustained during his bout with Kazuo Misaki, who replaced him in the final round against Denis Kang.
  2. ^ For the Pride Fighting Championship World Lightweight Championship.


2006 Welterweight Grand Prix bracketEdit

Pride: Bushido 11 Pride: Bushido 12 Pride: Bushido 13 Pride: Bushido 13
            
  Kazuo Misaki DEC
  Phil Baroni
  Kazuo Misaki DEC
  Dan Henderson
  Dan Henderson
BYE
  Kazuo Misaki 9:43
  Paulo Filho SUB
  Ryo Chonan DEC
  Joey Villasenor
  Ryo Chonan 2:30
  Paulo Filho SUB
  Paulo Filho DEC
  Gregory Bouchelaghem
  Kazuo Misaki DEC
  Denis Kang
  Akihiro Gono DEC
  Hector Lombard
  Akihiro Gono SUB
  Gegard Mousasi 4:24
  Gegard Mousasi TKO
  Makoto Takimoto 5:34
  Akihiro Gono
  Denis Kang DEC
  Amar Suloev DEC
  Murilo Bustamante
  Amar Suloev 4:10
  Denis Kang SUB
  Denis Kang KO
  Murilo Rua 0:15
  • Paulo Filho dropped from the Grand Prix due to injuries sustained during his bout with Kazuo Misaki, who replaced him in the final round against Denis Kang.

Pride FC: Shockwave 2006Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pride 31 - Dreamers". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Pride - Bushido 10". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Pride FC - Total Elimination Absolute". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pride - Bushido 11". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Pride FC - Critical Countdown Absolute". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Pride - Bushido 12". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Pride FC - Final Conflict Absolute". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "Cro Cop" to Walk Way from Pride GP – Sherdog.com, August 5, 2006
  9. ^ "Cro Cop" and DSE Reach Financial Terms – Sherdog.com, August 7, 2006
  10. ^ "Pride - Bushido 13". Sherdog. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014.
  11. ^ Melendez Out, French in at Bushido – Sherdog.com, November 1, 2006