From Dream Stage Entertainment October 7, 2004 LOS ANGELES, California Two more bouts have been added to PRIDE FIGHTING's October 31st event, HIGH OCTANE. Already headlining the event is the highly anticipated title bout between middleweight world champion Wanderlei Silva and top contender Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Now added to the fightcard: "The Texas Crazy Horse" Heath Herring versus rising Japanese star Hirotaka Yokoi and New Zealand's deadly striker Mark Hunt versus American Dan "The Bull" Bobish. All of these bouts are in addition to the colossal match-up of Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic versus Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett and the pivotal middleweight bout of Dan "Hollywood" Henderson versus Kazuhiro Nakamura.
HIGH OCTANE PENS!
PRIDE FIGHTING'S HIGH OCTANE event is coming! Featuring one of the most anticipated middleweight title matches in PRIDE FIGHTING'S history, Champion Wanderlei Silva will defend his title against number one contender Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Commemorate HIGH OCTANE with this one-of-a-kind "floating" pen! Featuring both Silva and Jackson, as you move the pen from side to side both competitors also move back and forth! This black and white, high-quality pen is made in Denmark and also features the PRIDE logo. Comes in black ink only. Order yours today!
VOVCHANCHYN ADDED TO BUSHIDO 5 FIGHTCARD!
From Dream Stage Entertainment October 6, 2004 LOS ANGELES, California - Two additional matches have been added to the fightcard for BUSHIDO VOLUME 5. Included is Ukrainian sensation Igor Vovchanchyn as he returns to the ring to take on Japanese fighter Shamoji Fuji. Also added, Masakazu Imanari of Japan versus Luis "Buscape" Firmino of Brazil. Topping the bill is Japanese star Takanori Gomi versus American Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett. Other fighters scheduled on the card include Carlos "The Ronin" Newton, Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, and Crosley Gracie. BUSHIDO VOLUME 5 will take place from the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, and TVN on Friday, November 19th, 2004 at 10:00pm EST, 7:00pm PST. The countdown show begins at 9:30pm EST, 6:30pm PST.
A press conference was held on September 29 at the Tokyo Dream Stage Entertainment office to announce a match-up between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Josh Barnett at the 10/30 PRIDE 28 (Saitama Super Arena).
On 9/29, two fights for the upcoming 10/31 PRIDE 28 (Saitama Super Arena) were announced at the Tokyo Dream Stage Entertainment office. In addition to the already reported main event, the Middleweight Championship match between Wanderlei Silva and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Mirko Filipovic and Josh Barnett will square off in a battle of the giants.
BUSHIDO T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
Show you live by the creed "the way of the warrior" by purchasing an official PRIDE FIGHTING "BUSHIDO" t-shirt! The front contains the BUSHIDO logo with Japanese characters in the background, which say "Bushido" (meaning "the way of the warrior"). Right below this is the PRIDE FC logo. The t-shirt comes in white and is available in M, L, XL, and XXL. Order today!
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