TWO BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE
05/01/2006

Two additional bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S upcoming May 5th event, TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE 2006: ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUIERA versus ZULUZINHO and ROMAN ZENTSOV versus GILBERT YVEL.




The card so far features Japanese Olympic gold medallist HIDEHIKO YOSHIDA against the former WBO NABO cruiserweight boxing champion YOSUKE NISHIJIMA. The Croatian sensation, MIRKO "CROCOP" FILIPOVIC will go toe to toe with IKUHISA "THE PUNK" MINOWA, JOSH "BABY-FACED ASSASSIN" BARNETT will clash with Red Devil's ALEKSANDER EMELIANENKO, JAMES "COLLOSUS" THOMPSON will war with KAZUYUKI FUJITA, FABRICIO WERDUM will square off against Dutchman ALISTAIR OVEREEM, leaving MARK HUNT to duke it out with TSUYOSHI KOSAKA.



TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE is the first round of PRIDE FIGHTING'S 2006 16-Man Grand Prix Tournament. ABSOLUTE means no weight classes. The tournament will span three events: TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE (Opening Round), CRITICAL COUNTDOWN ABSOLUTE (Second Round) and FINAL CONFLICT ABSOLUTE (Semi-Finals and Finals). Dates for the latter two events will be announced soon.

TOTAL EILIMINATION ABSOLUTE 2006 is scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Friday, May 5th, 2006.

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PPV Premiere Date: Friday, May 5th, 2006
Premiere Time: 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT
Count Down show: 9:30 pm ET, 6:30 pm PT