EIGHT FIGHTERS ANNOUNCED FOR PRIDE FIGHTING
03/08/2005

Included is defending Grand Prix Champion (2003) Wanderlei Silva, the Brazilian Top Team's Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Grand Prix Finalist (2000) Igor Vovchanchyn, Japanese hero Kazushi Sakuraba, Chute Boxe's rising star Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Pancrase star Yuki Kondo, Grand Prix Semi-Finalist (2003) Hidehiko Yoshida, and Yoshida protege Kazuhiro Nakamura.

 

Wanderlei
Silva (Brazil)
Kazushi
Sakuraba
(Japan).
Mauricio
Rua (Brazil)
Yuki
Kondo
(Japan).
Antonio Rogerio
Nogueira (Brazil)
Kazuhiro
Nakamura
(Japan).
Igor
Vovchanchyn (Ukraine)
Hidehiko
Yoshida
(Japan).

 

 

 

 

Additional non-tournament match ups to be announced soon.
(Participants and Matches Subject to Change)

PRIDE FIGHTING'S 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament will span three events ... TOTAL ELIMINATION (opening round), CRITICAL COUNTDOWN (Second Round) and FINAL CONFLICT (Semi-Finals and Finals). Dates for the latter two events will be announced soon.

TOTAL ELIMINATION 2005 takes place on April 23rd, 2005 from the Osaka Dome in Japan and premieres on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer's Choice Canada on April 23rd at 10:00pm EST, 7:00pm PST (including a countdown show at 9:30pm EST, 6:30pm PST). For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or pridefc.com.

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