RINGS King of Kings Tournament 1999

The King of Kings Tournament 1999 was a series of three separate mixed martial arts events held by the Fighting Network Rings (RINGS). The tournament took place in both Tokyo and Osaka between October 28, 1999 and February 26, 2000. The tournament was the first of two King of Kings tournaments. The tournament matched up 32 of the best fighters from nine different countries.

King of Kings Tournament 1999
Information
PromotionFighting Network Rings
DateOctober 28, 1999 - February 26, 2000
CityTokyo and Osaka

RulesEdit

The tournament had two qualifying events: King of Kings 1999 Block A and King of Kings 1999 Block B. The fighters who advance from the qualifying events would compete in the King of Kings 1999 Final. The fights would consist of two five-minute rounds and, as in all RINGS bouts, no striking was allowed to the head of a grounded opponent.[1]

King of Kings 1999 Block AEdit

The first event of the tournament took place on October 28, 1999 at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.[2]

ResultsEdit

King of Kings 1999 Block A Round of 16
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Brad Kohler Submission (armbar) 1 2:16
Dan Henderson def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Yuriy Kochkine Technical Submission (armbar) 1 0:40
Renato Sobral def. Lee Hasdell Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
King of Kings 1999 Block A Round of 32
Brad Kohler def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (smother) 1 1:57
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Justin McCully Technical Submission (achilles lock) 1 4:48
Dan Henderson def. Bakouri Gogitidze Submission (knee to the ribs) 1 2:17
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Jeremy Horn Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Valentijn Overeem Technical Submission (keylock) 1 1:51
Yuriy Kochkine def. Alistair Overeem Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Renato Sobral def. Zaza Tkeshelashvili Submission (kimura) 2 1:11
Lee Hasdell def. Achmed Labasanov TKO (kick) 2 3:33

King of Kings 1999 Block BEdit

The second event of the tournament took place on December 22, 1999 at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan.[3]

ResultsEdit

King of Kings 1999 Block B Round of 16
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Borislav Jeliazkov Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:17
Gilbert Yvel def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka TKO (cut) 1 1:17
Renzo Gracie def. Maurice Smith Submission (armlock) 1 0:50
Andrei Kopylov def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (achilles lock) 1 0:08
King of Kings 1999 Block B Round of 32
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Dave Menne Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Borislav Jeliazkov def. Tim Lajcik Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:23
Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Chris Haseman Decision (split) 3 5:00 [a]
Gilbert Yvel def. Tariel Bitsadze Submission (armbar) 1 2:18
Renzo Gracie def. Wataru Sakata Submission (armbar) 1 1:25
Maurice Smith def. Branden Lee Hinkle Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Ricardo Fyeet def. Tyrone Roberts KO (kick) 2 0:09
Andrei Kopylov def. Leonardo Castello Branco Submission (kneebar) 1 0:16
  1. ^ Declared a draw after two rounds.

King of Kings 1999 FinalEdit

The third and final event of the tournament took place on February 26, 2000 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.[4]

ResultsEdit

Rings King of Kings 1999 Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Dan Henderson def. Renato Sobral Decision (majority) 2 5:00 [a]
Chris Haseman def. Brad Kohler Submission (kimura) 1 1:11 [b]
Renato Sobral def. Kiyoshi Tamura Decision (majority) 2 5:00 [c]
Dan Henderson def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (split) 3 5:00 [d]
Bobby Hoffman def. Zaza Tkeshelashvili KO (punch) 1 0:34 [e]
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Renzo Gracie Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 [f]
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Andrei Kopylov Decision (majority) 2 5:00 [g]
Dan Henderson def. Gilbert Yvel Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 [h]
Renato Sobral def. Mikhail Ilyukhin Submission (armbar) 3 0:40 [i]
  1. ^ Henderson wins the RINGS King of Kings 1999 Tournament.
  2. ^ Alternate bout.
  3. ^ Semifinals bout. Sobral outweighed Tamura by 45 pounds.[1]
  4. ^ Semifinals bout. Declared a draw after two rounds.[1]
  5. ^ Alternate bout.
  6. ^ Quarterfinals bout.
  7. ^ Quarterfinals bout.
  8. ^ Quarterfinals bout.
  9. ^ Quarterfinals bout. Declared a draw after two rounds.[1]

Tournament BracketEdit

Round of 32
October 28, 1999

December 22, 1999

Round of 16
October 28, 1999

December 22, 1999

Quarterfinals
February 26, 2000
Semifinals
February 26, 2000
Finals
February 26, 2000
               
  Dan Henderson SUB
  Bakouri Gogitidze 2:17
  Dan Henderson DEC
  Hiromitsu Kanehara 10:00
  Hiromitsu Kanehara DEC
  Jeremy Horn 10:00
  Dan Henderson DEC
  Gilbert Yvel 10:00
  Gilbert Yvel SUB
  Tariel Bitsadze 2:18
  Gilbert Yvel TKO
  Tsuyoshi Kosaka 1:17
  Tsuyoshi Kosaka DEC
  Chris Haseman 15:00
  Dan Henderson DEC
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira 15:00
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
  Valentijn Overeem 1:51
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
  Yuriy Kochkine 0:40
  Yuriy Kochkine DEC
  Alistair Overeem 10:00
  Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira DEC
  Andrei Kopylov 10:00
  Andrei Kopylov SUB
  Leonardo Castello Branco 0:16
  Andrei Kopylov SUB
  Ricardo Fyeet 0:08
  Ricardo Fyeet KO
  Tyrone Roberts 5:09
  Dan Henderson DEC
  Renato Sobral 10:00
  Renato Sobral SUB
  Zaza Tkeshelashvili 6:11
  Renato Sobral DEC
  Lee Hasdell 10:00
  Lee Hasdell TKO
  Achmed Labasanov 8:33
  Renato Sobral SUB
  Mikhail Ilyukhin 10:40
  Mikhail Ilyukhin SUB
  Justin McCully 4:48
  Mikhail Ilyukhin SUB
  Brad Kohler 2:16
  Brad Kohler SUB
  Yoshihisa Yamamoto 1:57
  Renato Sobral DEC
  Kiyoshi Tamura 10:00
  Kiyoshi Tamura DEC
  Dave Menne 10:00
  Kiyoshi Tamura SUB
  Borislav Jeliazkov 6:17
  Borislav Jeliazkov SUB
  Tim Lajcik 2:23
  Kiyoshi Tamura DEC
  Renzo Gracie 10:00
  Renzo Gracie SUB
  Wataru Sakata 1:25
  Renzo Gracie SUB
  Maurice Smith 0:50
  Maurice Smith DEC
  Branden Lee Hinkle 10:00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Stephen Quadros (July 2000). Henderson wins, Gracie loses in RINGS tourney. Black Belt. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/Rings-King-of-Kings-1999-Block-A-285
  3. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/Rings-King-of-Kings-1999-Block-B-286
  4. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/Rings-King-of-Kings-1999-Final-288