From Dream Stage Entertainment
October 6, 2004
LOS ANGELES, California - Two additional matches have been added to the fightcard for BUSHIDO VOLUME 5. Included is Ukrainian sensation Igor Vovchanchyn as he returns to the ring to take on Japanese fighter Shamoji Fuji. Also added, Masakazu Imanari of Japan versus Luis "Buscape" Firmino of Brazil. Topping the bill is Japanese star Takanori Gomi versus American Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett. Other fighters scheduled on the card include Carlos "The Ronin" Newton, Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, and Crosley Gracie. BUSHIDO VOLUME 5 will take place from the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, and TVN on Friday, November 19th, 2004 at 10:00pm EST, 7:00pm PST. The countdown show begins at 9:30pm EST, 6:30pm PST.




"Ice Cold" Igor Vovchanchyn makes his long-awaited return to the ring after an eight month lay-off. His last bout came on February 1, 2004 at INFERNO when he defeated Dan "The Bull" Bobish via strikes. Vovchanchyn's opponent at BUSHIDO VOLUME 5 will be mixed martial arts veteran, Shamoji Fuji. At 6'0 and 217 pounds, Fuji hails from Hiroshima, Japan and represents the V-Cross team. He made a successful debut in BUSHIDO with a win over Kim Jin Oh of Korea at BUSHIDO VOLUME 3.

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Takanori Gomi (Japan)
Charles Bennett (USA)
Hayato Sakurai (Japan)
Crosley Gracie (Brazil)
Igor Vovchanchyn (Ukraine)
Shamoji Fujii (Japan)
Ikuhisa Minowa (Japan)
Ryuki Ueyama (Japan)
Ryo Chonan (Japan)
Carlos Newton (British Virgin Islands)
Yasuhito Namekawa (Japan)
Mauricio Rua (Brazil)
Ryo Chonan (Japan)
Mal Foki (New Zealand)
Masakazu Imanari (Japan)
Luis Firminho (Brazil)



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

BUSHIDO VOLUME 5 will be available at a reduced rate of $19.95. For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or pridefc.com.