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Pride Total Elimination Absolute

Pride Total Elimination Absolute
  • Friday 05.05.2006
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Pride FC
  • Ownership: Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE)
  • Venue: Osaka Dome
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, Frank Trigg
  • Ring Announcer: Lenne Hardt, Kei Grant
  • Attendance: 43,000
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Fight Card


  • Yuji Shimada
    Yoshida vs. Nishijima (8)Fujita vs. Thompson (5)
  • Daisuke Noguchi
    Nogueira vs. Zuluzinho (7)Barnett vs. Emelianenko (4)
  • Minoru Toyonaga
    Filipović vs. Minowa (6)Hunt vs. Kosaka (3)
  • Moritaka Oshiro
    Werdum vs. Overeem (2)
  • Samio Kimura
    Zentsov vs. Yvel (1)

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Pride Total Elimination Absolute Wiki Update Wiki

Following on the heels of successful tournaments in the middleweight and heavyweight divisions from 2003-05, Pride put a twist on the tournament format in 2006, kicking off an Openweight Grand Prix for the first time since 2000. In the Opening Round, Josh Barnett, Kazuyuki Fujita, Mark Hunt, Mirko Filipovic, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fabricio Werdum, and Hidehiko Yoshida earned spots in the Quarterfinals.

Fedor Emelianenko did not participate in the Opening Round of the tournament, as he received a bye into the Quarterfinals.

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