A BATTLE OF GIANTS: SCHILT VERSUS MCGEE!
04/22/2004

From Dream Stage Entertainment
April 22, 2004
LOS ANGELES, California- The final match-up of the opening round has been announced for the sixteen-man heavyweight tournament, TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004, which will take place on April 25 th, 2004 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on same day delay.

 

 

 

In the final bracket of the tournament will be a battle of giants, as the pride of Holland , Semmy Schilt, will be taking on American heavyweight and UFC contender Gan McGee. At nearly seven-foot tall, Semmy Schilt is an expert kick boxer who uses his reach advantage to cause havoc in mixed martial arts. Schilt is devastating on his feet, often using a massive barrage of punches, kicks, and knees to overwhelm his opponents. Thus far during his career, this Golden Glory team member has won the titles of Hokutoki DaiDoyuko Champion and King of Pancrase. Among his list of victims are such notables as Guy Mezger, Yuki Kondo, Pete Williams and Akira Shoji. Fighting out of San Luis Obispo , California , "Big" Gan McGee stands at an imposing 6'10" and weighs 260 lbs. He brings in a record of 11-3, which includes impressive wins over Paul Buentello, Pedro Rizzo, and Alexandre Dantas. Like Schilt, McGee also possesses a substantial reach advantage, making him a difficult match-up for fighters of lesser stature. Always among the top heavyweight contenders in the UFC, McGee is now looking to bring the PRIDE FC Grand Prix title home to the United States.

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Fedor Emelianenko (Russia)
vs.
Mark Coleman (USA)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil)
vs.
Hirotaka Yokoi (Japan)
Mirko Filipovic (Croatia)
vs.
Kevin Randleman (USA)
Heath Herring (USA)
vs.
Yoshiki Takahashi (Japan)
Murilo Rua (Brazil)
vs.
Sergei Kharitonov (Russia)
Naoya Ogawa (Japan)
vs.
Stefan Leko (Germany)
Paulo Ceasar Silva (Brazil)
vs.
Sergei Kharitonov (Russia)
Semmy Schilt (Holland)
vs.
Gan McGee (USA)

 

 

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

Previously announced participant Ron "H20" Waterman is still onboard as an alternate.
The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

PRIDE FC 16-Man Heavyweight Tournament

TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004

April 25, 2004


Saitama Super Arena

(Opening Round)

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: TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004 will premiere on North American pay per view through iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, Bell Express Vu, and Viewer's Choice Canada on Sunday, April 25 th , 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.
Participants and fight card are subject to change.
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