ADDITIONAL MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR FINAL CONFLICT 2004
08/04/2004

 

From Dream Stage Entertainment

August 4, 2004

LOS ANGELES, California - The seventh and final match for FINAL CONFLICT 2004 has been announced and will feature Brazilian Top Team's Murilo Bustamante versus Kazuhiro Nakamura of the Yoshida Dojo. This is in addition to the semi-finals and finals of the sixteen-man heavyweight tournament and the previously announced non-tournament matches. FINAL CONFLICT will take place from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view for customers of iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, and TVN on Sunday, August 22nd, 2004 at 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST. For customers of DISH Network, the premiere will be Thursday, August 26th, 2004 at 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST.

 

 

 

Dream Stage Entertainment also held a press conference in Tokyo to display the newly created Grand Prix championship belt, which will be awarded to the tournament winner at FINAL CONFLICT. The belt was constructed at a cost of US$250,000 and is handcrafted with gold and various types of jewels. Unlike PRIDE FC's standard championship belts, this Grand Prix belt will become the property of the tournament winner. In addition, besides their fight purse, the winner will take home a bonus cash prize of 20,000,000 Japanese yen, which is approximately US$183,500.

Sixteen fighters started, now four remain ... only one will be champion!

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Murilo Bustamante (Brazil)
vs.
Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil)
vs.
Sergei Kharitonov (Russia)
Fedor Emelianenko (Russia)
vs.
Naoya Ogawa (Japan)
Kevin Randleman (USA)
vs.
Ron Waterman (USA)
Mirko Filipovic (Croatia)
vs.
Aleksander Emelianenko (Russia)
Wanderlei Silva (Brazil)
vs.
Yuki Kondo (Japan)

 

 

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


Tournament Finals:
(Same Night)

Winner Nogueira/Kharitonov

vs.

Winner Emelianenko/Ogawa

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