Pride Shockwave 2006

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Pride Shockwave 2006
A poster or logo for Pride Shockwave 2006.
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date December 31, 2006
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Saitama, Japan
Attendance 48,709
Event chronology
Pride Bushido 13 Pride Shockwave 2006 Pride 33

Pride Shockwave 2006 was a mixed martial arts event held by Pride Fighting Championships on December 31, 2006. In Japan, this event was called Pride Otoko Matsuri 2006: Fumetsu (Pride男祭り2006 -Fumetsu-?). Fumetsu (不滅?) means "immortal" or "undying."

Background[edit]

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 26th and could not be fighting 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 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.[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 (-73kg) and Welterweight (-83kg) bouts were fought under Bushido rules with one ten-minute and on five-minute round. The sole exception however is 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.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (c) def Mark Hunt Submission (kimura) 1 8:16 [a]
Heavyweight Antonio 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 Mauricio 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.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Yu, Al (2006-10-24). "Cro Cop Uncertain For New Year's Eve Show". MMAWeekly.com. 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 2006-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Pride Shockave 2006 Fight Card". Tapology. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 

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