Dream Stage Entertainment CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced that PRIDE will provide two fighters, Mark Coleman and James Thompson, to South Korea's biggest mixed martial arts event, Gladiator, for their June 4th show.

Thompson lost in only 12 seconds when he me made his debut in PRIDE 28 last October against Alexander Emelianenko.However, the shaking fit he had while waiting for the opening bell and his monster-rush to the center of the ring gave him instant popularity, prompting many fans to ask PRIDE to bring him back.

"We have a great cooperative relationship with Gladiator,"Sakakibara said. "We are loaning fighters to them and I think that their Korean fighters will come to PRIDE in the future, too."