Publicly advertising for a Japanese opponent to fight Mirko Filipovic was an unusual move but unfortunately, no one qualified applied. There was a foreign fighter that raised his hand, DEEP'S foreign ace, Dos Caras Jr. DEEP Representative, Saeki, is confident that Caras Jr. will prevail.
RALPH GRACIE: THE PITBULL
Team Gracie recently gathered at Renzo Gracie's gym to prepare for their upcoming matches against Team Japan at BUSHIDO. Though the whole team is training hard, there's one guy in the mix who stands out ... Ralph Gracie. His nickname is "The Pitbull" and based on his style, it suits him perfectly. Though an experienced warrior in the cage/ring, it will be Ralph's very first fight in Japan. In preparation for his upcoming battle with Dokonjonosuke Mishima, he was been training just like you'd expect someone called "The Pitbull" to train.
CRO COP READY FOR BATTLE
In a recent press conference at the Dream Stage Entertainment office in Tokyo, Nobuhiko Takada, PRIDE's General Director, announced several extra matches for the October 5th PRIDE BUSHIDO card ... one of the fights surprisingly involved Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, who will face Mexican MMA/Pro Wrestling superstar Dos Carras Jr.
TOURNAMENT BRACKETS SET FOR FINAL CONFLICT
At a special press conference in Tokyo last night, all of the surviving participants from TOTAL ELIMINATION were present to determine the brackets for the conclusion of the middleweight tournament at PRIDE FC: FINAL CONFLICT.