PRIDE Shockwave 2006 was a mixed martial arts event held by PRIDE Fighting Championships on December 31 2006. In Japan this event was called PRIDE Otoko Matsuri 2006: Fumetsu means "immortal" or "undying."The main event was scheduled to be heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defending his heavyweight championship against the winner of the Absolute Grand Prix but Mirko Filipovi was recovering from foot surgery he underwent on October 26th and could not fight at Shockwave. Josh Barnett the Absolute Grand Prix runner up was also a contender to face Emelianenko as mentioned by the heavyweight champion in a PRIDE 32 post-fight press conference but was "not in the best condition" to compete. Instead Fedor was said to be defending his title against Mark Hunt.The event featured a mix of full PRIDE rules and Bushido rules with the 160 pound and 183 pound fighters fighting under Bushido's rules. The sole exception however is the fight between Minowa and Tamura as both had requested to fight under full PRIDE rules as well as fight in the opening fight of the night.Matches include:1.1 Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Ikuhisa Minowa1.2 Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen1.3 Akihiro Gono vs. Yuki Kondo1.4 Mauricio Rua vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura1.5 Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gilbert Melendez1.6 Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Eldar Kurtanidze1.7 Takanori Gomi (Champion) vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida1.8 Hidehiko Yoshida vs. James Thompson1.9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Josh Barnett 1.10 PRIDE Heavyweight Championship: Fedor Emelianenko (Champion) vs. Mark HuntSystem Requirements:Runtime: 158 Mins Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: SPORTS/GAMES/MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Rating: NR UPC: 787364817993 Manufacturer No: Carton Qty 30
Spotlight customer reviews:
Customer Rating: Summary: Great Event, Minor Mistakes With New Release Comment: While the PRIDE FC Shockwave 2006 event is great, there are a few things that just irked me the wrong way with the DVD. None of it has to deal with the event itself, but a few minor mistakes that should have been caught in production before release.
1. There are 10 fights in the show, and instead of putting them all together, they moved two of them to the Bonus Features. It's not that big of a deal, but I dislike the idea of going to a different part of the DVD to watch 2 additional fights. These two fights are Ikuhisa Minowa Vs. Kiyoshi Tamura and Akihiro Gono Vs. Yuki Kondo.
2. On the DVD Insert, where they give the full listing of every match included on the DVD, they list Aleksander Emelianenko Vs. Pawel Nastula, which is from Shockwave 2005, not 2006. Akihiro Gono Vs. Yuki Kondo isn't on the list. This is a big oversight, that should have been caught immediately.
3. In the Bonus Features, they miss-spell Gono's name with "Guono." This is also done on the back cover with the same miss-spelling. When you click on the fight and it starts by showing the images of the fighters with their names, they once again miss-spell Gono's name, this time spelling it "Gouno." Gono's name is spelled correctly in the fight footage during the introduction. I still can't believe that they found 2 ways to incorrectly spell his name.
Aside from these few mistakes, I still highly recommend picking up Shockwave 2006. The Chorus Opening is definitely worth a look in the bonus features, as well as the highlights of the fighters walking down to the ring, both of which aren't normally show on MMA dvds. I look forward to the future PRIDE FC releases, hopefully with fewer mistakes this time around. Customer Rating: Summary: Another Great Pride Event Comment: Pride events are by far the best MMA events I have ever seen. Every one is packed with great fights and solid cards. This event features some of the best fighters including, Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shogun Rua, Josh Barnett, Takanori Gomi, Mark Hunt, "Dong and Gash" James Thompson, Gilbert Melendez, and Hidehiko Yoshida. Seriously, how can a event be bad with names like that on it! Buy this now, and keep an eye out for Pride 33 and 34 coming out in June/July.
PRIDE Heavyweight Title Bout: Emelianenko Fedor vs. Mark Hunt
Lightweight Non-Title Bout: Takanori Gomi vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura
Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki
Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Ikuhisa Minowa
Josh Barnett vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Akihiro Gono vs. Yuki Kondo
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Eldar Kurtandze
Hidehiko Yoshida vs. James Thompson