Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals

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Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
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.


Openweight final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight Mark Coleman def. Igor Vovchanchyn Submission (knees) 2 3:09 [a]
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
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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