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SHOCKWAVE 2006 Results
12/31/2006
SHOCKWAVE 2006 Results

Interview with PRIDE CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara
12/31/2006
Dream Stage Entertainment CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara spoke with reporters following the PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 press conference held at a Tokyo hotel on December 30th.

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Fedor Emelianenko and Mark Hunt
12/30/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Fedor Emelianenko and Mark Hunt

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Josh Barnett and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
12/30/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Josh Barnett and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Ikuhisa Minowa and Kiyoshi Tamura
12/30/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Ikuhisa Minowa and Kiyoshi Tamur

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Hidehiko Yoshida and James
12/30/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Hidehiko Yoshida and James

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Mauricio Shogun and Kazuhiro
12/30/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Kazuhiro Nakamura

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Eldari Hurtanidze
12/30/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Eldari Kurtanidze

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Takahiro Gomi and Mitsuhiro Ishida
12/29/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Takanori Gomi and Mitsuhiro Ishida

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Akihiro Gono and Yuki Kondo
12/29/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Akihiro Gono and Yuki Kondo

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Shinya Aoki and Joachim Hansen
12/29/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Shinya Aoki and Joachim Hansen

Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Tatsuya Kawajiri and Gilbert
12/29/2006
Pre-PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 Interview with Tatsuya Kawajiri and Gilbert
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Barnett demonstrates a new technique on Hunt, talks about 2007
12/28/2006
Mark Hunt will challenge current PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko for his title at the December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held at Saitama Super Arena. Josh Barnett will face former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a rematch following their exciting Las Vegas bout. Barnett and Hunt spoke with reporters at a Tokyo hotel on December 28th where Barnett used Hunt as an aid to demonstrate a new technique!

Hunt ready to take on PRIDE Heavyweight Champion!
12/28/2006
Mark Hunt will challenge current PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko for his title at the December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held at Saitama Super Arena. Josh Barnett will face former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a rematch following their exciting Las Vegas bout. Barnett and Hunt spoke with reporters at a Tokyo hotel on December 28th.

PRIDE fighters take over Shibuya, Police cancel event
12/27/2006
PRIDE once again overtook the popular area of Shibuya, Tokyo! A press conference was held on December 27th, four days before PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, at the Shibuya 109 Square. A large group of fans gathered as expected but as with PRIDE's September conference in Shibuya, the event had to be immediately cancelled.

Thompson to take on Yoshida at SHOCKWAVE 2006
12/26/2006
Hidehiko Yoshida's long-awaited fight card for the December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held at Saitama Super Arena, has finally been announced. Yoshida's opponent on New Year's Eve will be James Thompson. Both fighters attended the press conference to speak about this fight. DSE CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara also made some interesting comments.


The Last Card Added to Shockwave 2006
12/26/2006
The full card for PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held on December 31st at Saitama Super Arena, has now been announced. The final card is Hidehiko Yoshida VS James Thompson. Yoshida is 1-1 this year. Will Yoshida ring in the New Year with a win or will he end up as food for the Muscle Monster.


Yuki Kondo Interview
12/25/2006
Yuki Kondo and Akihiro Gono will fight in a rematch five years in-the-making in the December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held at Saitama Super Arena. This will be Kondo's 4th consecutive appearance in the New Year's Eve event. However, he has yet to win a fight in PRIDE since his 2003 PRIDE debut. Kondo is now burning inside to get his first PRIDE victory.


Looking Back on PRIDE in 2006 -Part 2-
12/24/2006
In just a few short days, PRIDE will close out the year 2006 with PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 on New Year's Eve. 2006 was a roller-coaster year for PRIDE, full of dramatic turns both good and bad. New Year's Eve is a time to look back on the previous year and this year, PRIDE asked four Japanese martial arts magazine editors and the PRIDE girls to look back on the past year. In this second installment, we went to the Editor of the martial arts web magazine GBR, Hideyuki Kumakubo.


Takahiro Gomi is Ready For Ishida.
12/23/2006
PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi held a public training session at his Kugayama Rascal Gym on December 23rd. Gomi will face Mitsuhiro Ishida in the December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held at Saitama Super Arena.


Looking Back on PRIDE in2006 -Part 1-
12/23/2006
In just a few short days, PRIDE will close out the year 2006 with PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 on New Year's Eve. 2006 was a roller-coaster year for PRIDE, full of dramatic turns both good and bad. New Year's Eve is a time to look back on the previous year and this year, PRIDE asked four Japanese martial arts magazine editors and the PRIDE girls to look back on the past year. In this first installment, we went to the Editor of GONG KAKUTOUGI, Hiromi Matsuyama.


Kawajiri and Ishida is Ready for December 31st.
12/23/2006
Mitsuhiro Ishida and Tatsuya Kawajiri will face Takanori Gomi and Gilbert Melendez, respectively, at the December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held at Saitama Super Arena. Ishida and Kawajiri held a public training session at the JB Sports Club in Tokyo on December 23rd. Their trainer, Takeshi Yamada, has instructed many mixed martial artists in striking and held the punching mitts as the two fighters showed off their training.


Kiyoshi Tamura Speaks About Ikuhisa Minowa
12/22/2006
Kiyoshi Tamura held a public training session at U-FILE CAMP Noborito on December 22nd in advance of his December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 match against Ikuhisa Minowa, to be held at Saitama Super Arena.


Another Match Added to Showckwave 2006
12/22/2006
An additional card has been announced for the December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006, to be held at Saitama Super Arena. The "Beast" Kazuyuki Fujita (Japan/Team Japan) will make his long-awaited return against Olympic wrestling medallist and the pride of Georgia, Eldari Kurtanidze (Georgia).


Shinya Aoki Spoke at Public Training
12/21/2006
Shinya Aoki held an extremely short public training session at the DEEP OFFICIAL GYM IMPACT in Okubo, Tokyo on December 21st. Aoki will face one of the toughest Lightweight fighters in the world, Joachim Hansen, at PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2006 on December 31st, to be held at Saitama Super Arena.