RINGS King of Kings Tournament 1999

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King of Kings Tournament 1999
Information
Promotion Fighting Network Rings
Date October 28, 1999 - February 26, 2000
City Tokyo and Osaka

The King of Kings Tournament 1999 was a series of three separate mixed martial arts events held by the Fighting Network Rings (RINGS). The tournament took place in both Tokyo and Osaka between October 28, 1999 and February 26, 2000. The tournament was the first of two King of Kings tournaments. The tournament matched up 32 of the best fighters from nine different countries.

Rules[edit]

The tournament had two qualifying events: King of Kings 1999 Block A and King of Kings 1999 Block B. The fighters who advance from the qualifying events would compete in the King of Kings 1999 Final. The fights would consist of two five-minute rounds and, as in all RINGS bouts, no striking was allowed to the head of a grounded opponent.[1]

King of Kings 1999 Block A[edit]

The first event of the tournament took place on October 28, 1999 at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.[2]

Results[edit]

King of Kings 1999 Block A Round of 16
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Brad Kohler Submission (armbar) 1 2:16
Dan Henderson def. Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Yuriy Kochkine Technical Submission (armbar) 1 0:40
Renato Sobral def. Lee Hasdell Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
King of Kings 1999 Block A Round of 32
Brad Kohler def. Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (smother) 1 1:57
Mikhail Ilyukhin def. Justin McCully Technical Submission (achilles lock) 1 4:48
Dan Henderson def. Bakouri Gogitidze Submission (knee to the ribs) 1 2:17
Hiromitsu Kanehara def. Jeremy Horn Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Valentijn Overeem Technical Submission (keylock) 1 1:51
Yuriy Kochkine def. Alistair Overeem Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Renato Sobral def. Zaza Tkeshelashvili Submission (kimura) 2 1:11
Lee Hasdell def. Achmed Labasanov TKO (kick) 2 3:33


King of Kings 1999 Block B[edit]

The second event of the tournament took place on December 22, 1999 at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan.[3]

Results[edit]

King of Kings 1999 Block B Round of 16
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Borislav Jeliazkov Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:17
Gilbert Yvel def. Tsuyoshi Kosaka TKO (cut) 1 1:17
Renzo Gracie def. Maurice Smith Submission (armlock) 1 0:50
Andrei Kopylov def. Ricardo Fyeet Submission (achilles lock) 1 0:08
King of Kings 1999 Block B Round of 32
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Dave Menne Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Borislav Jeliazkov def. Tim Lajcik Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:23
Tsuyoshi Kosaka def. Chris Haseman Decision (split) 3 5:00 [a]
Gilbert Yvel def. Tariel Bitsadze Submission (armbar) 1 2:18
Renzo Gracie def. Wataru Sakata Submission (armbar) 1 1:25
Maurice Smith def. Branden Lee Hinkle Decision (majority) 2 5:00
Ricardo Fyeet def. Tyrone Roberts KO (kick) 2 0:09
Andrei Kopylov def. Leonardo Castello Branco Submission (kneebar) 1 0:16
  1. ^ Declared a draw after two rounds.


King of Kings 1999 Final[edit]

The third and final event of the tournament took place on February 26, 2000 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.[4]

Results[edit]

Rings King of Kings 1999 Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Dan Henderson def. Renato Sobral Decision (majority) 2 5:00 [a]
Chris Haseman def. Brad Kohler Submission (kimura) 1 1:11 [b]
Renato Sobral def. Kiyoshi Tamura Decision (majority) 2 5:00 [c]
Dan Henderson def. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (split) 3 5:00 [d]
Bobby Hoffman def. Zaza Tkeshelashvili KO (punch) 1 0:34 [e]
Kiyoshi Tamura def. Renzo Gracie Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 [f]
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Andrei Kopylov Decision (majority) 2 5:00 [g]
Dan Henderson def. Gilbert Yvel Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 [h]
Renato Sobral def. Mikhail Ilyukhin Submission (armbar) 3 0:40 [i]
  1. ^ Henderson wins the RINGS King of Kings 1999 Tournament.
  2. ^ Alternate bout.
  3. ^ Semifinals bout. Sobral outweighed Tamura by 45 pounds.[1]
  4. ^ Semifinals bout. Declared a draw after two rounds.[1]
  5. ^ Alternate bout.
  6. ^ Quarterfinals bout.
  7. ^ Quarterfinals bout.
  8. ^ Quarterfinals bout.
  9. ^ Quarterfinals bout. Declared a draw after two rounds.[1]


Tournament Bracket[edit]

Round of 32
October 28, 1999

December 22, 1999

Round of 16
October 28, 1999

December 22, 1999

Quarterfinals
February 26, 2000
Semifinals
February 26, 2000
Finals
February 26, 2000
                             
United States Dan Henderson SUB
Georgia (country) Bakouri Gogitidze 2:17
United States Dan Henderson DEC
Japan Hiromitsu Kanehara 10:00
Japan Hiromitsu Kanehara DEC
United States Jeremy Horn 10:00
United States Dan Henderson DEC
Netherlands Gilbert Yvel 10:00
Netherlands Gilbert Yvel SUB
Georgia (country) Tariel Bitsadze 2:18
Netherlands Gilbert Yvel TKO
Japan Tsuyoshi Kosaka 1:17
Japan Tsuyoshi Kosaka DEC
Australia Chris Haseman 15:00
United States Dan Henderson DEC
Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira 15:00
Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
Netherlands Valentijn Overeem 1:51
Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira SUB
Russia Yuriy Kochkine 0:40
Russia Yuriy Kochkine DEC
Netherlands Alistair Overeem 10:00
Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira DEC
Russia Andrei Kopylov 10:00
Russia Andrei Kopylov SUB
Brazil Leonardo Castello Branco 0:16
Russia Andrei Kopylov SUB
Netherlands Ricardo Fyeet 0:08
Netherlands Ricardo Fyeet KO
United States Tyrone Roberts 5:09
United States Dan Henderson DEC
Brazil Renato Sobral 10:00
Brazil Renato Sobral SUB
Georgia (country) Zaza Tkeshelashvili 6:11
Brazil Renato Sobral DEC
England Lee Hasdell 10:00
England Lee Hasdell TKO
Russia Achmed Labasanov 8:33
Brazil Renato Sobral SUB
Russia Mikhail Ilyukhin 10:40
Russia Mikhail Ilyukhin SUB
United States Justin McCully 4:48
Russia Mikhail Ilyukhin SUB
United States Brad Kohler 2:16
United States Brad Kohler SUB
Japan Yoshihisa Yamamoto 1:57
Brazil Renato Sobral DEC
Japan Kiyoshi Tamura 10:00
Japan Kiyoshi Tamura DEC
United States Dave Menne 10:00
Japan Kiyoshi Tamura SUB
Bulgaria Borislav Jeliazkov 6:17
Bulgaria Borislav Jeliazkov SUB
United States Tim Lajcik 2:23
Japan Kiyoshi Tamura DEC
Brazil Renzo Gracie 10:00
Brazil Renzo Gracie SUB
Japan Wataru Sakata 1:25
Brazil Renzo Gracie SUB
United States Maurice Smith 0:50
United States Maurice Smith DEC
United States Branden Lee Hinkle 10:00

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