MORE MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR SHOCKWAVE!
12/16/2004

 

Four more matches have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING's SHOCKWAVE fight card. Previously announced as a participant on the card was 2000 Judo Olympic gold medallist Makoto Takimoto; He will now be facing Sumo wrestler Henry "Sentoryu" Miller of St. Louis, Missouri. Also added: Stefan Leko of Germany versus Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa of Japan, Paolo "Giant" Silva of Brazil versus Choi Mu Bae of Korea, and Ryo Chonan of Japan versus TBA.

 

 

 

Previously announced bouts for SHOCKWAVE include: for the title of undisputed heavyweight Grand Prix Champion of 2004 as well as for the title of PRIDE heavyweight champion ... Fedor Emelianenko versus Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ... also, for the first time in mixed martial arts history and under mixed martial arts rules, it will be Olympic gold versus Olympic gold as Japan's Hidehiko Yoshida (1992 Judo Olympic gold medallist) takes on Rulon Gardner of the United States (2000 Greco Roman Wrestling Olympic gold medallist). Other bouts will feature Wanderlei Silva versus Kazushi Sakuraba, Dan Henderson versus Yuki Kondo, Kevin Randleman versus Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Takanori Gomi versus "Little Evil" Jens Pulver.

SHOCKWAVE 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 Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 at 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST.

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Hidehiko Yoshida (Japan)
vs.
Rulon Gardner (USA)
Wanderlei Silva (Brazil)
vs.
Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan)
Dan Henderson (USA)
vs.
Yuki Kondo (Japan)
Takanori Gomi (Japan)
vs.
Jens Pulver (USA)
Makoto Takimoto (Japan)
vs.
Yuki Kondo (Japan)
Stefan Leko (Germany)
vs.
Ikuhisa Minowa (Japan)
Paulo Ceasar Silva (Brazil)
vs.
Choi Mu Bae (Korea)
Ryo Chonan (Japan)
vs.
 

 

 

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