BOUT ORDER ANNOUNCED FOR CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004
06/14/2004

LOS ANGELES, California ???The bout order has been announced for CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004, which will take place on June 20 th , 2004 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on same day delay.

 

 

 

* This bout is for the rank of #1 middleweight; the winner will be positioned for a title shot in October 2004
** Tournament bout
Fight Card Subject to Change

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan)
vs.
Nino Schembri (Brazil)
Quinton Jackson (USA)
vs.
Ricardo Arona (Brazil)
Semmy Schilt (Holland)
vs.
Sergei Kharitonov (Russia)
Paulo Ceasar Silva (Brazil)
vs.
Naoya Ogawa (Japan)
Hidehiko Yoshida (Japan)
vs.
Mark Hunt (New Zealand)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil)
vs.
Heath Herring (USA)
Fedor Emelianenko (Russia)
vs.
Kevin Randleman (USA)

 

 

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

The schedule for the tournament is as follows:
PRIDE FC 16-Man Heavyweight Tournament
CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004
June 20, 2004
Saitama Super Arena
(Second Round)

FINAL CONFLICT 2004
August 15, 2004
Saitama Super Arena
(Semi-Finals and Finals)

PRIDE FC: CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004 will premiere on North American pay per view through iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer's Choice Canada on Sunday, June 20th, 2004. The p remiere time is 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST and the count down show is at 8:30pm EST, 5:30pm PST. For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or pridefc.com.
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