LOS ANGELES, California - The fight card for PRIDE FC: BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 is complete and headlining the event will be a team competition, pitting the Chute Boxe Team of Brazil (led by Wanderlei Silva) against Team Japan! BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 will take place on February 15th, 2004 from the Yokohama Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on March 21st, 2004.




BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 will feature a three-man team competition, as the Chute Boxe Team will be taking on Team Japan. Headed by reigning PRIDE FC World Middleweight Champion and 2003 Grand Prix Champion Wanderlei Silva, the Chute Boxe Team of Brazil is one of the most successful fight teams in the world. In his first match since winning the Middleweight Grand Prix title in November of 2003 (which included victories over Hidehiko Yoshida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on the same night), Silva will be taking on Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa of Japan. Minowa, now training with the Brazilian Top Team, is coming off a hard-fought loss to Quinton Jackson at SHOCKWAVE 2003. In the other team matches, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (the younger brother of Murilo "Ninja" Rua) will be taking on Japanese shoot fighter Akihiro Gono and up and coming Chute Boxe star Jadson Costa will compete against Takanori Gomi, who boasts an impressive record of 13-2 and fights out of the Kiguchi Dojo in Japan.

Additional matches on the fight card include: Japanese legend Hayato "Mach" Sakurai against submission expert and rising star, Rodrigo Gracie ... the "Zen Master" Mario Sperry returns to take on a tough opponent in Mike "Batman" Bencic (representing Mirko "Crop Cop" Filipovic's Cro Cop Squad Gym) ... American star Chris "The Westside Strangler" Brennan makes his second BUSHIDO appearance, this time taking on PRIDE FC veteran Daiju Takase ... in a battle of veterans from the Rings organization, Yasuhito Namekawa of Japan faces Egidijus Valabicius of Lithuania ... and finally Ryuki Ueyama of the U-File camp will take on a yet to be announced opponent.

Tournament Matches:

Fight Card
Wanderlei Silva (Brazil)
Ikuhisa Minowa (Japan)
Mauricio Rua (Brazil)
Akihiro Gono (Japan)
Jadson Costa (Brazil)
Takanori Gomi (Japan)



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

(Fight Card Subject to Change)

PRIDE FC: BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 will premiere on North American pay per view through iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, Bell Express Vu, and Viewer's Choice on Sunday, March 21st, 2004. The premiere time is 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST and the count down show is at 8:30pm EST, 5:30pm PST. The event will be available at a reduced rate of $19.95. For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or

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