A combined press conference and public weigh-in was held at a Tokyo hotel on March 13th in advance of PRIDE 25. Present at the meeting were Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Emelianenko Fedor, who were finalizing a deal for the Heavyweight Championship fight, Kevin Randleman, Quinton Jackson, Carlos Newton and Anderson Silva. With fight day only 3 days away, it was a tense atmosphere. All of the fighters present were weighed but only the Nogueira and Fedor's weigh-ins will be counted as official. The other fighters will have official weigh-ins later.