Pride Critical Countdown 2004

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Pride Critical Countdown 2004
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date June 20, 2004
Attendance 43,711
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Saitama
Pay-per-view chronology
Pride Bushido 3 Pride Critical Countdown 2004 Pride Bushido 4

Pride Critical Countdown 2004 was a mixed martial arts event held by Pride Fighting Championships. It took place on June 20, 2004, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.


The winner of the Jackson-Arona fight was given a title shot against middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva.[1]

This event hosted the second round of the Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix, with the winner becoming the undisputed PRIDE Heavyweight Champion.[2]


Sakuraba defeated Schembri via unanimous decision.[3]
Jackson defeated Arona via KO (slam) at 7:32 of round 1.[3]
Kharitonov defeated Schilt via TKO (punches) at 9:19 of round 1.[3]
Ogawa defeated Silva via TKO (punches) at 3:29 of round 1.[3]
Yoshida defeated Hunt via submission (armbar) at 5:25 of round 1.[3]
Nogueira defeated Herring via submission (anaconda choke) at 0:30 of round 2.[3]
Emelianenko defeated Randleman via submission (kimura) at 1:33 of round 1.[3]

Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix bracket[edit]

Total Elimination Critical Countdown Final Conflict Final Conflict
Russia Sergei Kharitonov KO
Brazil Murilo Rua 4:14
Russia Sergei Kharitonov TKO
Netherlands Semmy Schilt 9:19
Netherlands Semmy Schilt SUB
United States Gan McGee 5:02
Russia Fedor Emelianenko 1
Japan Naoya Ogawa
Japan Naoya Ogawa SUB
Germany Stefan Leko 1:34
Japan Naoya Ogawa TKO
Brazil Paulo Cesar Silva 3:29
Brazil Paulo Cesar Silva SUB
United States Henry Miller 4:04
United States Heath Herring TKO
Japan Kazuo Takahashi 4:53
United States Heath Herring 10:30
Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
Japan Hirotaka Yokoi 11:25
Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Russia Sergei Kharitonov 1
Russia Fedor Emelianenko SUB
United States Mark Coleman 2:11
Russia Fedor Emelianenko TKO
United States Kevin Randleman 1:33
United States Kevin Randleman KO
Croatia Mirko Filipović 1:57

1 Brackets were reset for Pride Final Conflict 2004.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Three More Matches Announced for "Critical Countdown 2004"". 2004-06-02. 
  2. ^ "PRIDE Grand Prix 2004: Critical Countdown". 2004-06-18. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004 Results". Retrieved 2011-07-10. 

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