The match of Ken Kaneko versus Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett has been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S upcoming event, SHOCKWAVE 2005, scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Sunday, January 1st, 2006 at 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT.

Kaneko is renowned in Japan as the television host of "Junk Sports," a weekly sports program on FUJI TV. Being exposed to the PRIDE events and fighters, Kaneko began training in Jiu Jitsu three years ago. He elevated his regimen in 2005 by training in striking and grappling at the Takada Dojo (at a clip of 5 times per week since last March).

In addition, he has been training for the last two months along with Kazushi Sakuraba at the Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba, Brazil. His initiation into mixed martial arts will be a trial by fire as he takes on American slugger Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett.

The Ocala, Florida native had a devastating KO of the previously undefeated Yoshiro Maeda at BUSHIDO Volume 7, though he later lost by submission in a spirited bout with Dokonjonosuke Mishima at BUSHIDO Volume 9. Don't miss Bennett versus Kaneko at SHOCKWAVE 2005!