Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals

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Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date May 1, 2000
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Tokyo
Attendance 38,429[1]
Event chronology
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals Pride 9

The Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals was a mixed martial arts event held by the Pride Fighting Championships. It took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on May 1, 2000. The event concluded the Pride open-weight tournament of 2000. It also featured a bout between Royce Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba that won the 2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Fight of the Year Award.


Results[edit]

Openweight final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight Mark Coleman def. Igor Vovchanchyn Submission (knees) 2 3:09 [a]
Superfight
Superfight Ken Shamrock def. Alexander Otsuka KO (punches) 1 9:43 [b]
Openweight Semi-finals
Openweight Igor Vovchanchyn def. Kazushi Sakuraba TKO (corner stoppage) 1 15:00
Openweight Mark Coleman def. Kazuyuki Fujita TKO (corner stoppage) 1 0:02 [c]
Openweight Quarter-finals
Openweight Igor Vovchanchyn def. Gary Goodridge TKO (punches) 1 10:14
Openweight Kazushi Sakuraba def. Royce Gracie TKO (corner stoppage) 6 15:00 [d]
Openweight Mark Coleman def. Akira Shoji Unanimous decision
Openweight Kazuyuki Fujita def. Mark Kerr Unanimous decision
Other
Guy Mezger def. Masaaki Satake Unanimous decision
  1. ^ Coleman won the Pride Grand Prix 2000 tournament and the $200,000 grand prize.
  2. ^ Pride Grand Prix 2000 Superfight Finals.
  3. ^ Fujita's corner threw in the towel immediately due to injuries suffered in his quarterfinal bout against Mark Kerr.
  4. ^ The rules were modified to allow unlimited rounds. After 90 minutes of fighting, Gracie could not continue due to damage suffered to his legs.


Pride 2000 Grand Prix Bracket[edit]

Opening Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                           
           
 Royce Gracie  DEC
 Nobuhiko Takada    
 Royce Gracie  90:00
   Kazushi Sakuraba  TKO  
 Kazushi Sakuraba  TKO
 Guy Mezger  15:00  
 Kazushi Sakuraba  15:00
   Igor Vovchanchyn  TKO  
 Igor Vovchanchyn  DEC
 Alexander Otsuka    
 Igor Vovchanchyn  TKO
   Gary Goodridge  10:14  
 Gary Goodridge  SUB
  Osamu Kawahara  0:51  
 Igor Vovchanchyn  3:09
   Mark Coleman  SUB
 Mark Coleman  SUB
 Masaaki Satake  1:14  
 Mark Coleman  DEC
   Akira Shoji    
 Akira Shoji  DEC
  Ebenezer Fontes Braga    
  Mark Coleman  TKO
   Kazuyuki Fujita  0:02  
 Mark Kerr  DEC
  Enson Inoue    
 Mark Kerr  
   Kazuyuki Fujita  DEC  
 Kazuyuki Fujita  SUB
 Hans Nijman  2:48  

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