Pride Final Conflict Absolute

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Pride Final Conflict Absolute
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date September 10, 2006
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Saitama
Event chronology
Pride Bushido 12 Pride Final Conflict Absolute Pride 32: The Real Deal

Pride Final Conflict 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 September 10, 2006.


This event comprised the semifinal and final rounds of the Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix tournament. The tournament began on May 5, 2006 at the Total Elimination Absolute event and then continued on July 1, 2006 at Critical Countdown Absolute.

On August 5, 2006, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović announced his withdrawal from the tournament following a dispute over pay with Pride.[1] On August 7, 2006 it was reported that the matter had been resolved and Filipović would once again take his place in the finals. [2]


Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix Finals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Mirko Filipović def. Josh Barnett Submission (punches) 1 7:32
Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix Semifinals
Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (split) 2 5:00
Heavyweight Mirko Filipović def. Wanderlei Silva KO (head kick) 1 5:26
Non Tournament Bouts
Light Heavyweight Ricardo Arona def. Alistair Overeem Submission (punches) 1 4:28
Light Heavyweight Mauricio Rua def. Cyrille Diabate TKO (stomps) 1 5:29
Middleweight Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Yoshihiro Nakao Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Super Heavyweight Ricardo Morais def. Tae Hyun Lee TKO (corner stoppage) 1 8:08
Heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko def. Sergei Kharitonov TKO (punches) 1 6:45
Middleweight Evangelista Santos def. Yosuke Nishijima Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:24

2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix Bracket[edit]

1st 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 DEC
Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira 15:00
Brazil Fabricio Werdum SUB
Netherlands Alistair Overeem 13:43
Brazil Fabricio Werdum 20:00
Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira DEC
Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
Brazil Wagner da Conceicao Martins 2:17
United States Josh Barnett 7:32
Croatia Mirko Filipović SUB
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 KO
Brazil Wanderlei Silva 5:26
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. ^ "Cro Cop" to Walk Way from Pride GP –, August 5, 2006
  2. ^ "Cro Cop" and DSE Reach Financial Terms –, August 7, 2006

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