- PRIDE 32
Infobox MMA event
name = PRIDE 32: The Real Deal
PRIDE Fighting Championships
October 21, 2006
Thomas & Mack Center
city = Las Vegas
attendance = 11,727 (8,079 paid)
gate = $2,056,044
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
PRIDE Bushido 13
"PRIDE 32: The Real Deal" was a
mixed martial artsevent and was held by the PRIDE Fighting Championships. The event took place on October 21 2006, at the Thomas & Mack Centerin Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first PRIDE event to be held outside of Japan, and in front of an audience of 11,727 (8,079 paid).
Since the event took place in Nevada, PRIDE had to modify its rules to follow Nevada's version of the "Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts" for this event. PRIDE followed Nevada's MMA rules for the most part, in effect using the same rules as other promotions in Nevada like the
UFC, but it used a ring to stage contests and prohibited elbows as it already did in its own rules (Elbow strikes are allowed in UFC, just not downward striking elbows). Matches were three rounds of five minutes each, and if a match went the distance, it would be judged by Nevada's 10-point must system with Nevada State Athletic Commission(NSAC) judges, which is different from PRIDE's own judging criteria. [" [http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=2651&zoneid=13 PRIDE reveals more Las Vegas details] " - MMAWeekly.com news, September 19, 2006] The disclosed fighter payroll for the event was $495,000. [" [http://www.ivansblog.com/2006/10/mixed-martial-arts-pride-usa-fighter.html Pride USA Fighter Salaries] " - MMAWeekly.com (archived permalink), October 28, 2006]
Joey Villasenorvs. flagicon|USA Robbie Lawler
Lawler defeated Villasenor by KO (flying knee) at 0:22 of round one.
Kazuhiro Nakamuravs. flagicon|CAN Travis Galbraith
Nakamura defeated Galbraith by TKO (strikes) at 1:16 of round two.
Phil Baronivs. flagicon|JPN Yosuke Nishijima
Baroni defeated Nishijima by submission (Kimura) at 3:20 of round one.
Dan Hendersonvs. flagicon|BRA Vitor Belfort
Henderson defeated Belfort by unanimous decision.
Eric Eschvs. flagicon|USA Sean O'Haire
Esch defeated O'Haire by TKO (strikes) at 0:29 of round one.
Josh Barnettvs. flagicon|POL Pawel Nastula
Barnett defeated Nastula by submission (
toe hold) at 3:04 of round two.
Mauricio Ruavs. flagicon|USA Kevin Randleman
Rua defeated Randleman by submission (
kneebar) at 2:35 of round one.
Fedor Emelianenkovs. flagicon|USA Mark Coleman
Emelianenko defeated Coleman by submission (
armbar) at 1:15 of round two.
Main Event Fighters-Fedor Emelianenko: $100,000 (defeated Mark Coleman)-Mark Coleman: $70,000 (lost to Fedor Emelianenko)
Main Card Fighters-Josh Barnett: $60,000 (defeated Pawel Nastula)-Dan Henderson: $50,000 (defeated Vitor Belfort)-Kevin Randleman: $40,000 (lost to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua)-Vitor Belfort: $30,000 (lost to Dan Henderson)-Eric "Butterbean" Esch: $30,000 (defeated Sean O'Haire)-Mauricio "Shogun" Rua: $25,000 (defeated Kevin Randleman)-Pawel Nastula: $20,000 (lost to Josh Barnett)-Phil Baroni: $15,000 (defeated Yosuke Nishijima)-Yosuke Nishijima: $15,000 (lost to Phil Baroni)-Sean O'Haire: $15,000 (lost to Eric "Butterbean" Esch)-Kazuhiro Nakamura: $10,000 (defeated Travis Galbraith)-Robbie Lawler: $10,000 (defeated Joey Villasenor)-Joey Villasenor: $3,000 (lost to Robbie Lawler)-Travis Galbraith: $2,000 (lost to Kazuhiro Nakamura)Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $495,000
Marvin Eastmanwas scheduled to face Kazuhiro Nakamura, but a contract dispute with the World Fighting Allianceprevented Eastman from taking part. Eastman was then replaced by Travis Galbraith.
Mark Huntwas originally announced to be fighting Eric Eschin an MMA match. [" [http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=5896 PRIDE "Real Deal" Not Quite Done Deal] " - Sherdog.com, October 17, 2006] But the NSAC would not allow Hunt to fight Esch, they argued that Hunt’s wins over Wanderlei Silva and Mirko Filipovic gave him an unfair mat advantage. [" [http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6130 Ten Things That Need to Change in Mixed Martial Arts] " - Sherdog.com, November 14, 2006] PRIDE had stated that "visa issues" were preventing Hunt from competing in the bout, [" [http://www.ivansblog.com/2006/10/mixed-martial-arts-josh-barnett-passes.html Josh Barnett Passes Drug Test; Mark Hunt Still Off Pride Card; Gardner Not on Pride Card] " - MMAWeekly.com news (archived permalink), October 20, 2006] but it was later confirmed that Hunt could not compete due to the NSAC's ruling. Hunt was replaced by Sean O'Haire. During the fighter entrance for the match between Esch and Haire the commentators stated that O'Haire was a replacement for Hunt who was scheduled to face Esch in a boxing match, which had suggested that if the NSAC had still allowed Hunt to fight, the match between Hunt and Esch would have been an exhibition boxing match.
Wanderlei Silvawas also expected to fight at the event, but was barred by the NSAC as Silva had been knocked out one month prior.
*The fight between Phil Baroni and Yosuke Nishijima was ruled a submission victory, though Nishijima did not tap out. The referee in charge ended the fight in order to protect Nishijima from injury. The match was therefore ruled a Technical Submission.
*Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović had also been thought to fight, as seen in the earlier PRIDE 32 promotional poster [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/c/c6/20061021074446%21Pride-32.jpg] , but was unfit to fight as he had injured his foot in a previous match in an earlier PRIDE event.
*After the event, Vitor Belfort and Pawel Nastula both tested positive for banned substances; Nastula for
nandroloneand Belfort for 4-hydroxytestosterone. [" [http://www.ivansblog.com/2006/10/mixed-martial-arts-vitor-belfort-pawel.html Vitor Belfort & Pawel Nastula Test Positive for Steroids after Pride Event] " - MMAWeekly, October 26, 2006] He decided to fight within the 9 month imposed ban by the NSAC, therefore probably ending any hope of ever seeing him fight again in North America. Kevin Randleman also provided a dubious urine sample, of which was stated "It was either allegedly non-human urine or urine from a dead human being," by the NSAC. [" [http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=6064 Randleman Provided Dubious Urine Sample] " - Sherdog.com, November 8, 2006] All three of the fighters who have been suspected had been defeated in their respective match-ups. Nastula's camp has since protested the test results, and the issue is under further investigation.
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