2000 in Pride FC

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2000 in Pride FC
Information
First date January 30, 2000
Last date December 23, 2000
Events
Total events 6
Fights
Total fights 53
Chronology
1999 in Pride 2000 in Pride FC 2001 in Pride

The year 2000 is the 4th year in the history of the Pride Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. 2000 had 6 events beginning with, Pride FC - Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round.

Debut Pride FC fighters[edit]

The following fighters fought their first Pride FC fight in 2000:

Events list[edit]

# Event Japanese name Date held Venue City Attendance
14 Pride 12 - Cold Fury N/A December 23, 2000 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan 26,882
13 Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun N/A October 31, 2000 Osaka-jo Hall Osaka, Japan 13,500
12 Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors N/A August 27, 2000 Seibu Dome Saitama, Japan 35,000
11 Pride 9 - New Blood N/A June 4, 2000 Nagoya Rainbow Hall Nagoya, Japan N/A
10 Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals N/A May 1, 2000 Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 38,429
9 Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round N/A January 30, 2000 Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 48,316

Pride FC: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round[edit]

Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date January 30, 2000
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Tokyo
Attendance 48,316[1]
Event chronology
Pride 8 Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Finals

Pride FC - Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round[2] was an event held on January 30, 2000 at The Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

Results[edit]

Openweight Opening Round
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Openweight Royce Gracie def. Nobuhiko Takada Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Openweight Kazushi Sakuraba def. Guy Mezger TKO (retirement) 1 15:00 [a]
Openweight Igor Vovchanchyn def. Alexander Otsuka Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Openweight Gary Goodridge def. Osamu Kawahara submission (forearm choke) 1 0:51
Openweight Mark Coleman def. Masaaki Satake submission (neck crank) 1 1:14
Openweight Akira Shoji def. Ebenezer Fontes Braga Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
Openweight Mark Kerr def. Enson Inoue Decision (Majority) 1 15:00
Openweight Kazuyuki Fujita def. Hans Nijman submission (scarf hold) 1 2:48
Alternate Bout
Openweight Wanderlei Silva def. Bob Schrijber submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:42
  1. ^ Mezger forfeited the fight by leaving the ring after the bout was declared a draw and sent to an overtime round.


Pride 2000 Grand Prix Bracket[edit]

Opening Round
January 30, 2000
Quarter-finals
May 1, 2000
Semi-finals
May 1, 2000
Final
May 1, 2000
                           
           
 Brazil Royce Gracie  DEC
 Japan Nobuhiko Takada    
 Brazil Royce Gracie  
   Japan Kazushi Sakuraba    
 Japan Kazushi Sakuraba  TKO
 United States Guy Mezger  15:00  
 Japan Kazushi Sakuraba  
   Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn    
 Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn  DEC
 Japan Alexander Otsuka    
 Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn  
   Canada Gary Goodridge    
 Canada Gary Goodridge  SUB
 Japan Osamu Kawahara  0:51  
 Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn  
   United States Mark Coleman  
 United States Mark Coleman  SUB
 Japan Masaaki Satake  1:14  
 United States Mark Coleman  
   Japan Akira Shoji    
 Japan Akira Shoji  DEC
 Brazil Ebenezer Fontes Braga    
 United States Mark Coleman  
   Japan Kazuyuki Fujita    
 United States Mark Kerr  DEC
 United States Enson Inoue    
 United States Mark Kerr  
   Japan Kazuyuki Fujita  


 
 Japan Kazuyuki Fujita  SUB
 Netherlands Hans Nijman  2:48  

Pride FC: Grand Prix 2000 - Finals[edit]

Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Finals
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date May 1, 2000
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Tokyo
Attendance 38,429[3]
Event chronology
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round Pride: Grand Prix 2000 - Finals Pride 9

Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals[4] was an event held on May 1, 2000 at The Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

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
January 30, 2000
Quarter-finals
May 1, 2000
Semi-finals
May 1, 2000
Final
May 1, 2000
                           
           
 Brazil Royce Gracie  DEC
 Japan Nobuhiko Takada    
 Brazil Royce Gracie  90:00
   Japan Kazushi Sakuraba  TKO  
 Japan Kazushi Sakuraba  TKO
 United States Guy Mezger  15:00  
 Japan Kazushi Sakuraba  15:00
   UkraineIgor Vovchanchyn  TKO  
 Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn  DEC
 Japan Alexander Otsuka    
 Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn  TKO
   Canada Gary Goodridge  10:14  
 Canada Gary Goodridge  SUB
 Japan Osamu Kawahara  0:51  
 Ukraine Igor Vovchanchyn  3:09
   United States Mark Coleman  SUB
 United States Mark Coleman  SUB
 Japan Masaaki Satake  1:14  
 United States Mark Coleman  DEC
   Japan Akira Shoji    
 Japan Akira Shoji  DEC
 Brazil Ebenezer Fontes Braga    
 United States Mark Coleman  TKO
   Japan Kazuyuki Fujita  0:02  
 United States Mark Kerr  DEC
 United States Enson Inoue    
 United States Mark Kerr  
   Japan Kazuyuki Fujita  DEC  
 Japan Kazuyuki Fujita  SUB
 Netherlands Hans Nijman  2:48  

Pride 9: New Blood[edit]

Pride 9
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date June 4, 2000
Venue Nippon Gaishi Hall
City Nagoya
Event chronology
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals Pride 9 Pride 10

Pride 9 - New Blood[5] was an event held on June 4, 2000 at The Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heath Herring def. Willie Peeters submission (rear-naked choke 1 0:48
Carlos Barreto def. Tra Telligman unanimous decision 1 15:00
Allan Goes def. Vernon White unanimous decision 1 15:00
Carlos Newton def. Naoki Sano submission (armbar) 1 0:40
Akira Shoji def. John Renken submission (armbar) 1 6:44
Ricco Rodriguez def. Gary Goodridge unanimous decision 1 15:00
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Daijiro Matsui TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:03
Vitor Belfort def. Gilbert Yvel unanimous decision 1 15:00


Pride 10: Return of the Warriors[edit]

Pride 10
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date August 27, 2000
Venue Seibu Dome
City Saitama
Attendance 38,429
Event chronology
Pride 9 Pride 10 Pride 11

Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors[6] was an event held on August 27, 2000 at The Seibu Dome in Saitama, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kazushi Sakuraba def. Renzo Gracie technical submission (kimura) 2 9:43 [a]
Ryan Gracie def. Tokimitsu Ishizawa KO (punches) 1 2:16
Kazuyuki Fujita def. Ken Shamrock TKO (corner stoppage) 1 6:46
Masaaki Satake def. Kazunari Murakami TKO (punches) 1 6:58
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Enson Inoue TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 10:00
Mark Kerr def. Igor Borisov submission (neck crank) 1 2:06
Gilbert Yvel def. Gary Goodridge KO (head kick) 1 0:28
Ricco Rodriguez def. Takayuki Okada submission (smother choke) 1 6:04
Wanderlei Silva def. Guy Mezger KO (punches) 1 3:45
Vitor Belfort def. Daijiro Matsui unanimous decision 1 15:00
  1. ^ Gracie dislocated his elbow during the fight.[7]


Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun[edit]

Pride 11
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date October 31, 2000
Venue Osaka-jo Hall
City Osaka
Attendance 13,500
Event chronology
Pride 10 Pride 11 Pride 12

Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun[8] was an event held on October 31, 2000 at Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kazushi Sakuraba def. Shannon Ritch Submission (Achilles Lock) 1 1:08
Naoya Ogawa def. Masaaki Satake Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 2:01
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Nobuhiko Takada Submission (Punches) 2 3:17
Akira Shoji def. Herman Renting Submission (Armbar) 1 3:48
Alexander Otsuka def. Mike Bourke Submission (Double Armbar) 1 2:37
Gary Goodridge def. Yoshiaki Yatsu TKO (Punches) 1 8:58
Wanderlei Silva vs. Gilbert Yvel No Contest (Yvel Kicked in Groin) 1 0:21
Heath Herring def. Tom Erikson Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 6:17


Pride 12: Cold Fury[edit]

Pride 12
Information
Promotion Pride Fighting Championships
Date December 23, 2000
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Saitama
Attendance 26,882
Event chronology
Pride 11 Pride 12 Pride 13

Pride 12 - Cold Fury[9] was an event held on December 23, 2000 at The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kazushi Sakuraba def. Ryan Gracie Decision (Unanimous) 1 10:00
Igor Vovchanchyn def. Mark Kerr Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Kazuyuki Fujita def. Gilbert Yvel Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Wanderlei Silva def. Dan Henderson Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Heath Herring def. Enson Inoue TKO (Knees) 1 4:52
Ricardo Almeida def. Akira Shoji Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Ricco Rodriguez def. John Marsh Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Carlos Newton def. Johil de Oliveira Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Guy Mezger def. Alexander Otsuka TKO (Punches) 1 1:52


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