WELTERWEIGHT BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR BUSHIDO TOURNAMENT
08/19/2005

From Dream Stage Entertainment

August 19, 2005

TOKYO, Japan " The welterweight bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S BUSHIDO "The Tournament." Headlining matches include a rematch between Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa and "The New York Bad Ass" Phil Baroni as well as Ryo Chonan against Dan Henderson.

PRIDE FC: BUSHIDO THE TOURNAMENT
Fight Card

Welterweight Tournament Bouts

Phil Baroni (USA) vs. Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa (Japan)
Ryo Chonan (Japan) vs. Dan Henderson (USA)
Masanori Suda (Japan) vs. Murilo Bustamante (Brazil)
Akihiro Gono (Japan) vs. Daniel Acacio (Brazil)

Welterweight Tournament Reserve Bout

Ryuta Sakurai (Japan) vs. Paulo Filho (Brazil)

(Fight Card Subject to Change)
Additional Matches to be Announced Soon.

BUSHIDO THE TOURNAMENT will take place from the Ariake Coliseum 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: Sunday, September 25th, 2005
Premiere Time: 9:00 pm EST, 6:00 pm PST

BUSHIDO THE TOURNAMENT will be available at a reduced rate of $24.95.
For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or pridefc.com.