Pride Shockwave 2006
|Pride Shockwave 2006|
|Promotion||Pride Fighting Championships|
|Date||December 31, 2006|
|Venue||Saitama Super Arena|
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."
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.
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. Ultimately, Fedor defended his title against Mark Hunt.
The event was the first outside of tournaments, title bouts and fights under the NSAC jurisdiction to feature concrete weight classes. 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.
|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|
- For the Pride Heavyweight Championship.
- Non-title bout.
- Yu, Al (2006-10-24). "Cro Cop Uncertain For New Year's Eve Show". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
- Breen, Jordan (2006-11-21). "Fedor to Defend Belt on New Year's Eve Versus Hunt". Sherdog. Retrieved 2006-11-21.
- "Pride Shockave 2006 Fight Card". Tapology. Retrieved 2013-05-23.