On January 2, 2004 at PRIDE FIGHTING'S "Shockwave" event, mixed martial arts fan will see an unprecedented match-up! For the first time in MMA history it will be gold medal versus gold medal under MMA rules as Rulon Gardner of the United States (2000 Olympic gold medallist in Greco Roman Wrestling) will take on Hidehiko Yoshida of Japan (1992 Olympic gold medallist in Judo). In preparation for his match with Yoshida, Gardner is hard at work training striking and submissions with Dan Henderson of Team Quest.
PRIDE FIGHTING'S first United States auditions took place this past Saturday, November 20, 2004. Over 100 participants from around the globe convened at the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) for the opportunity to be the next PRIDE FIGHTING SUPERSTAR. At stake-- PRIDE FIGHTING contracts and mixed martial arts scholarships.
Courtesy of Dr. Keith Lipinski and Zach Arnold, don't miss this week's Puroresu Power hour! Guests this week include PRIDE FIGHTING heavyweights "The Texas Crazy Horse" Heath Herring and the "The Babyface Assassin" Josh Barnett. You don't want to miss it! Herring comes in at the 1:46 mark and Barnett at 3:36.