A press conference was held on December 23rd at Dream Stage Entertainment's headquarters to announce three fights for the upcoming December 31st PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2003 show. Two former Pancrase fighters, Ikuhisa Minowa and the current Pancrase Light-Heavyweight Champion, Yuki Kondo, will stand in the PRIDE ring. Additionally, PRIDE FC's gatekeeper, Gary Goodridge, will fight in his retirement match.
SAKAKIBARA PRESS CONFERENCE
"There is one Japanese fighter that I would like to face Sakuraba, no matter what it takes, and I'd like for the media to help me." That was what Dream Stage Entertainment's President Nobuyuki Sakakibara had to say to reporters gathered at the 12/23 press conference held at DSE headquarters.
"BIG DADDY" FAREWELL MATCH VERSUS "THE PREDATOR" SCHEDULED FOR PRIDE FC SHOCKWAVE
LOS ANGELES, California - Three more matches are official for PRIDE FC's SHOCKWAVE 2003 show, scheduled for December 31, 2003 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
PRIDE FC FANS OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY
This collectible plaque originates from the Nov. 9, 2003 event, Final Conflict, which featured such PRIDE FC superstars as Kazushi Sakuraba, Wanderlei Silva, Quinton Jackson, Mirko Cro Cop, Dan Henderson, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The plaque itself measure 6" x 9" and the ring canvas measures 2" x 3" size.
Only 30 of these one-of-a-kind collectibles have been imported from Japan (from a total of 300 overall).
Each piece of canvas is encased in a clear acrylic plastic and is displayed with a plate showing the fight card as well as a miniature version of the event poster from Japan (with simulated autographs). Order now before all 30 are gone!