TAMURA VERSUS MAKHMUD ADDED TO FISTS OF FIRE!
02/10/2005

 

Kiyoshi Tamura versus Aliev Makhmud has been added to PRIDE FIGHTING'S FISTS OF FIRE fight card. A mixed martial arts veteran, Tamura is one of Japan's heroes and is making his return to the PRIDE ring. Makhmud is fighting out of Azerbaydzhan and boasts in impressive wrestling background.

 

 

 

Previously announced matches include -a main event featuring clashing styles as striker Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic takes on wrestler Mark "The Hammer" Coleman ... Quinton "Rampage" Jackson returns to the ring facing Chute Boxe's Murilo "Ninja" Rua ... Antonio Rogerio Nogueira of the Brazilian Top Team will go head to head with Golden Glory's Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem ... it's Korea versus Russia as Choi Mu Bae takes on Sergei Kharitonov ... Japan's up and coming heavyweight, Hirotaka Yokoi, will take on the leader of the Brazilian Top Team, Mario Sperry ... mixed martial arts veteran Hiromitsu Kanehara goes head to head with Chute Boxe star Mauricio "Shogun" Rua ... and Tom "Big Cat" Erickson makes his return to PRIDE versus newcomer Fabricio Werdum of Spain.

FISTS OF FIRE will take place from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Vu!, and Viewer's Choice on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 10:00pm EST, 7:00pm PST

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Mirko Filipovic (Croatia)
vs.
Mark Coleman (USA)
Quinton Jackson (USA)
vs.
Murilo Rua (Brazil)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Brazil)
vs.
Alistair Overeem (Holland)
Choi Mu Bae (Korea)
vs.
Sergei Kharitonov (Russia)
Igor Vovchanchyn (Ukraine)
vs.
Yoshiki Takahashi (Japan)
Hirotaka Yokoi (Japan)
vs.
Mario Sperry (Brazil)
Hiromitsu Kanehara (Japan)
vs.
Mauricio Rua (Brazil)
Tom Erikson (USA)
vs.
Fabricio Werdum (Brazil)
Kiyoshi Tamura (Japan)
vs.
Aliev Makhmud (Azerbaijan)

 

 

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