Pride Shockwave 2006

Pride Shockwave 2006 was a mixed martial arts event held by Pride Fighting Championships on December 31, 2006.

Pride: Shockwave 2006
Pride Shockwave 2006.jpg
The poster for Pride: Shockwave 2006.
PromotionPride Fighting Championships
DateDecember 31, 2006
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama, Japan
Event chronology
Pride: Bushido 13 Pride: Shockwave 2006 Pride 33


The main event was scheduled to be heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko defending his heavyweight championship against the winner of the Absolute Grand Prix, but Mirko Filipović was recovering from foot surgery he underwent on October 26 and could not fight at Shockwave.[1]

Josh Barnett, the Absolute Grand Prix runner up, was also a contender to face Emelianenko, as mentioned by the heavyweight champion in a Pride 32 post-fight press conference, but was "not in the best condition" to compete and instead fought Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira in a rematch and lost that fight to.[2] Ultimately, Fedor defended his title against Mark Hunt.[2]

The event was the first outside of tournaments, title bouts, and fights under the NSAC jurisdiction to feature concrete weight classes.[3] All Lightweight (-73 kg) and Welterweight (-83 kg) bouts were fought under Bushido rules with one ten-minute and one five-minute round. The sole exception however was the fight between Minowa and Tamura, as both had requested to fight under full Pride rules as well as fight in the opening fight of the night.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (c) def. Mark Hunt Submission (kimura) 1 8:16 [a]
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Josh Barnett Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Heavyweight James Thompson def. Hidehiko Yoshida TKO (punches) 1 7:50
Lightweight Takanori Gomi def. Mitsuhiro Ishida TKO (soccer kicks and punches) 1 1:14 [b]
Heavyweight Kazuyuki Fujita def. Eldar Kurtanidze Submission (punches) 1 2:09
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez def. Tatsuya Kawajiri Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Middleweight Maurício Rua def. Kazuhiro Nakamura Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Akihiro Gono def. Yuki Kondo Decision (split) 2 5:00
Lightweight Shinya Aoki def. Joachim Hansen Submission (gogoplata) 1 2:24
Welterweight Kiyoshi Tamura def. Ikuhisa Minowa KO (soccer kicks) 1 1:18
  1. ^ For the Pride Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Non-title bout.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Yu, Al (2006-10-24). "Cro Cop Uncertain For New Year's Eve Show". Archived from the original on 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  2. ^ a b Breen, Jordan (2006-11-21). "Fedor to Defend Belt on New Year's Eve Versus Hunt". Sherdog. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  3. ^ "Pride Shockave 2006 Fight Card". Tapology. Retrieved 2013-05-23.