GOMI VERSUS SILVA PLUS ADDITIONAL BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR BUSHIDO VOLUME 8
06/16/2005

 

From Dream Stage Entertainment

June 16, 2005

TOKYO, Japan - Takanori Gomi versus Jean Silva as well as additional bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S BUSHIDO VOLUME 8 event. Gomi is 6-0 in BUSHIDO/PRIDE and has won all of his bouts in impressive fashion, including his last victory versus Luiz Azeredo of the Chute Boxe Academy at BUSHIDO Volume 7. Now Gomi takes on Azeredo's teammate, Jean "The White Bear" Silva, who boasts a record of 11-2-3. Additional announced matches include Shooto's Tatsuya Kawajiri (14-2-2) versus Brazilian Top Team's Luis "Buscape" Firmino (10-2), as well as Yosuke Nishijima versus an opponent to be named. Nishijima is one of Japan's premiere heavyweight boxers and has a boxing record of 24-2-1 with 15 KO's.

 

Takanori
Gomi (Japan)
Ryo
Chonan (Japan)
Phil Baroni (USA)
Luis Firminho (Brazil)

 

 

Previously announced matches include Ryo Chonan versus "The New York Bad Ass" Phil Baroni ... Joachim Hansen of Norway versus Masakazu Imanari of Japan ... Brazil's Daniel Acacio versus Kazuo Misaki of Japan ... and finally Jyutaro Nakao of Shooting Gym Osaka against Marcus "Maximus" Aurelio of the USA.

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Takanori Gomi (Japan)
vs.
Jean Silva (Brazil)
Ryo Chonan (Japan)
vs.
Phil Baroni (USA)
Masakazu Imanari (Japan)
vs.
Joachim Hansen (Norway)
Kazuo Misaki (Japan)
vs.
Daniel Acacio (Brazil)
Jyutaro Nakao (Japan)
vs.
Marcus Aurelio (BRAZIL)
Tatsuya Kawajiri (Japan)
vs.
Luis Firminho (Brazil)
Yosuke Nishijima (Japan)
vs.
 

 

 

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

(Fight Card Subject to Change)


Additional Matches to be Announced Soon


BUSHIDO VOLUME 8 will take place from the Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer's Choice Canada.

North American Pay Per View Schedule:

PPV Premiere Date: Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Premiere Time: 7:00 pm PST, 10:00 pm EST


BUSHIDO VOLUME 8 will be available at a reduced rate of $19.95.

For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or pridefc.com.