PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute


PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute

Infobox MMA event
name = PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute


promotion = PRIDE Fighting Championships
date = September 10, 2006
venue = Saitama Super Arena
city = Saitama
attendance =
buyrate =
previousevent = PRIDE Bushido 12
followingevent =

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 2006 Open-Weight Grand Prix tournament. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic was the winner of the 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.

Results

Non-tournament bouts

flagicon|JPN Yosuke Nishijima vs. flagicon|BRA Evangelista Santos

Evangelista Santos defeats Yosuke Nishijima by rear naked choke at 3:24 of Round 1.

flagicon|KOR Lee Tae-Hyun vs. flagicon|BRA Ricardo Morais

Ricardo Morais defeats Lee Tae-Hyun at 8:08 of Round 1 via corner stoppage.

flagicon|JPN Yoshihiro Nakao vs. flagicon|JPN Kazuhiro Nakamura

Kazuhiro Nakamura defeats Yoshihiro Nakao by unanimous decision after 3 rounds.

flagicon|BRA Mauricio Rua vs. flagicon|FRA Cyrille Diabate

Mauricio Rua defeats Cyrille Diabate by knockout at 5:29 of Round 1.

flagicon|BRA Ricardo Arona vs. flagicon|NED Alistair Overeem

Ricardo Arona defeats Alistair Overeem via submission (Strikes/Body Triangle) at 4:28 of Round 1.

flagicon|RUS Sergey Kharitonov vs. flagicon|RUS Aleksander Emelianenko

Aleksander Emelianenko defeats Sergey Kharitonov by knockout at 6:45 of Round 1.

Semi-final bouts

flagicon|BRA Wanderlei Silva vs. flagicon|CRO Mirko Filipović

Mirko Filipović defeats Wanderlei Silva by knockout (Head Kick) at 5:26 of Round 1.

flagicon|USA Josh Barnett vs. flagicon|BRA Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Josh Barnett defeats Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by split decision after two rounds.

Openweight tournament final bout

flagicon|USA Josh Barnett vs. flagicon|CRO Mirko Filipović

Mirko Filipović defeats Josh Barnett at 7:32 of Round 1 via submission (strikes).

PRIDE 2006 Openweight Grand Prix Bracket

16TeamBracket

RD1-seed01= | RD1-seed02= | RD1-seed03= | RD1-seed04= | RD1-seed05= | RD1-seed06= | RD1-seed07= | RD1-seed08= | RD1-seed09= | RD1-seed10= | RD1-seed11= | RD1-seed12= | RD1-seed13= | RD1-seed14= | RD1-seed15= | RD1-seed16= | RD2-seed01= | RD2-seed02= | RD2-seed03= | RD2-seed04= | RD2-seed05= | RD2-seed06= | RD2-seed07= | RD2-seed08= | RD3-seed01= | RD3-seed02= | RD3-seed03= | RD3-seed04= | RD4-seed01= | RD4-seed02=

RD2=Quarterfinals
RD3=Semifinals
RD4=Finals
RD5=Winner

RD1-team01=Aleksander Emelianenko
RD1-team02=Josh Barnett
RD1-team03=Mark Hunt
RD1-team04=Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
RD1-team05=Alistair Overeem
RD1-team06=Fabricio Werdum
RD1-team07=Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
RD1-team08=Zuluzinho
RD1-team09=Mirko Filipović
RD1-team10=Ikuhisa Minowa
RD1-team11=Hidehiko Yoshida
RD1-team12=Yosuke Nishijima
RD1-team13=Kazuyuki Fujita
RD1-team14=James Thompson
RD1-team15=Fedor Emelianenko
RD1-team16=BYE

RD2-team01=Josh Barnett
RD2-team02=Mark Hunt
RD2-team03=Fabricio Werdum
RD2-team04=Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
RD2-team05=Mirko Filipović
RD2-team06=Hidehiko Yoshida
RD2-team07=Kazuyuki Fujita
RD2-team08=Wanderlei Silva1

RD3-team01=Josh Barnett
RD3-team02=Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
RD3-team03=Mirko Filipović
RD3-team04=Wanderlei Silva

RD4-team01=Josh Barnett
RD4-team02=Mirko Filipović

RD5-team01=Mirko Filipović1Fedor Emelianenko was unable to participate due to an injury, and was replaced by Wanderlei Silva.

Miscellanea

* On August 5, 2006, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic announced his withdrawal from the tournament following a dispute over pay with PRIDE. [" [http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=5219 "Cro Cop" to Walk Way from PRIDE GP] " - Sherdog.com, August 5, 2006] On August 7, 2006 it was reported that the matter had been resolved and Filipovic would once again take his place in the finals. [" [http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=5254 "Cro Cop" and DSE Reach Financial Terms] " - Sherdog.com, August 7, 2006]
* The result of the tournament semifinals and finals were correctly predicted by Hidehiko Yoshida who had himself been eliminated from the tournament at PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute. [" [http://fightspace.blogspot.com/2006/09/yoshida-predicts-outcome-of-owgp.html Yoshida predicts the outcome of the OWGP] " - FightSpace.blogspot.com, September 2, 2006]

References

ee also

* PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute
* PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute
* List of PRIDE events

External links

* [http://www.pridefc.com/ Official PRIDE Website]


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