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.
This event hosted the second round of the Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix, with the winner becoming the undisputed PRIDE Heavyweight Champion.
- Sakuraba defeated Schembri via unanimous decision.
- Jackson defeated Arona via KO (slam) at 7:32 of round 1.
- Kharitonov defeated Schilt via TKO (punches) at 9:19 of round 1.
- Ogawa defeated Silva via TKO (punches) at 3:29 of round 1.
- Yoshida defeated Hunt via submission (armbar) at 5:25 of round 1.
- Nogueira defeated Herring via submission (anaconda choke) at 0:30 of round 2.
- Emelianenko defeated Randleman via submission (kimura) at 1:33 of round 1.
Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix bracket
1 Brackets were reset for Pride Final Conflict 2004.