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Pride Shockwave 2005

Pride Shockwave 2005
  • Saturday 12.31.2005
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Name: Pride Shockwave 2005
  • Also Known As: Otoko Matsuri 2005 - Itadaki
  • Promotion: Pride FC
  • Ownership: Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE)
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, Frank Trigg
  • Ring Announcer: Lenne Hardt, Kei Grant
  • Attendance: 35,000
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Yuji Shimada
    Yoshida vs. Ogawa (12)Sakuraba vs. Minowa (9)Bennett vs. Kaneko (1)
  • Daisuke Noguchi
    Silva vs. Arona II (11)Hunt vs. Filipović (10)Gomi vs. Sakurai (8)Emelianenko vs. Zuluzinho (6)
  • Minoru Toyonaga
    Henderson vs. Bustamante II (7)
  • Moritaka Oshiro
    Emelianenko vs. Nastula (5)Thompson vs. Silva (3)

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In the final event of what was perhaps the greatest year in the history of the Pride Fighting Championships, Pride Shockwave 2005 featured the Finals of the promotion’s first-ever Lightweight and Welterweight tournaments, with Takanori Gomi knocking out Hayato Sakurai to earn the Lightweight Championship and Dan Henderson defeating Murilo Bustamante to earn the Welterweight Championship.


In the featured bout of the evening, Pride Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva defeated Ricardo Arona in a rematch of their bout from the 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix, which Arona had won via Decision. The depth of the grudge between Silva and Arona proved more compelling than the bouts themselves, however, as the two men largely nullified each others’ games in extremely hard-fought but tight inside action in each other’s guards.


At year end 2005, with Pride Shockwave now concluded, it was clear that Pride was the largest and most significant MMA promotion in the world. Yet the high water mark for Pride also proved a turning point, as the introduction of the UFC’s reality television series along with more prudent spending would result in a stunning reversal of fortune for the two promotions over the next two years.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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    Opening Ceremony  |  Pride Shockwave 2005 Opening Ceremony Video report dead link

    Video of the opening ceremony to Pride's annual Shockwave series from 2005. 2 of 2.

  • Opening Ceremony  |  Pride Shockwave 2005 Opening Ceremony Video report dead link

    Video of the opening ceremony to Pride's annual Shockwave series from 2005. 1 of 2.

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