Pride Critical Countdown Absolute

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Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
A poster or logo for Pride Critical Countdown Absolute.
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date July 1, 2006
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Saitama
Event chronology
Pride Bushido 11 Pride Critical Countdown Absolute Pride Bushido 12

Pride Critical Countdown Absolute was a mixed martial arts event held by the Pride Fighting Championships. It took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on July 1, 2006.


This event comprised the second round of the Pride 2006 Open-Weight Grand Prix tournament, featuring the advancing fighters from the first round held at Pride Total Elimination Absolute. Wanderlei Silva was inserted into the tournament in place of Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, who was unable to participate due to a hand injury.[1]


Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight Mirko Filipovic def. Hidehiko Yoshida TKO (Leg Kicks) 1 7:38
Openweight Josh Barnett def. Mark Hunt Submission (Kimura) 1 2:02
Openweight Wanderlei Silva def. Kazuyuki Fujita TKO (Punches and Soccer Kicks) 1 9:21
Openweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Fabricio Werdum Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Non Tournament Bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Evangelista Santos Submission (Keylock) 1 4:49
Light Heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Alistair Overeem TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 2:13
Light Heavyweight Vitor Belfort def. Kazuo Takahashi KO (Punch) 1 0:36
Heavyweight Yoshihiro Nakao def. Eun-Su Lee TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 4:16
Heavyweight Pawel Nastula def. Edson Claas Vieira Submission (Armbar) 1 4:33

Pride 2006 Openweight Grand Prix Bracket[edit]

Opening round
(PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute)
(PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute)
(PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute)
(PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute)
United States Josh Barnett SUB
Russia Aleksander Emelianenko 11:57
United States Josh Barnett SUB
New Zealand Mark Hunt 2:02
New Zealand Mark Hunt TKO
Japan Tsuyoshi Kohsaka 14:15
United States Josh Barnett
Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Brazil Fabricio Werdum SUB
Netherlands Alistair Overeem 13:43
Brazil Fabricio Werdum 20:00
Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira DEC
Brazil Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
Brazil Wagner da Conceicao Martins 2:17
Croatia Mirko Filipović TKO
Japan Ikuhisa Minowa 1:10
Croatia Mirko Filipović TKO
Japan Hidehiko Yoshida 7:38
Japan Hidehiko Yoshida SUB
Japan Yosuke Nishijima 2:33
Croatia Mirko Filipović
Brazil Wanderlei Silva
Japan Kazuyuki Fujita KO
England James Thompson 8:25
Japan Kazuyuki Fujita 9:21
Brazil Wanderlei Silva1 TKO
Russia Fedor Emelianenko BYE

1Fedor Emelianenko suffered a hand injury and could not participate in the tournament. He was replaced by Wanderlei Silva.


  1. ^ [1] –, May 19, 2006

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