Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round

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Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
A poster or logo for Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round.
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

The Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round was a mixed martial arts event held by the Pride Fighting Championships. It took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on January 30, 2000. The event began the Pride Openweight tournament of 2000.


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 (Unanimous) 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
May 1, 2000
May 1, 2000
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  


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