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CRO COP VERSUS RANDLEMAN SET FOR PRIDE FIGHTING
12/09/2004
Judo Olympic gold medallist Makoto Takimoto of Japan has been added to PRIDE FIGHTING's SHOCKWAVE fight card. His opponent is yet to be announced. Takimoto won the gold medal in the men's 81-kilogram division in Judo at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games by defeating heavy favorite In-Chul Cho of South Korea. Takimoto joins fellow Olympic gold medallists Hidehiko Yoshida and Rulon Gardner on the SHOCKWAVE fightcard.

CRO COP VERSUS RANDLEMAN SET FOR PRIDE FIGHTING
12/08/2004
Another dynamic bout has been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S upcoming SHOCKWAVE event: the rematch between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Kevin "The Monster" Randleman." It was back on April 25, 2004 during the opening round of the heavyweight Grand Prix that Randleman shocked the world by knocking out Cro Cop in under two minutes of the first round. Now they meet again! Previously announced bouts include: for the title of undisputed heavyweight Grand Prix Champion of 2004 as well as for the title of PRIDE heavyweight champion ... Fedor Emelianenko versus Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ... also, for the first time in mixed martial arts history and under mixed martial arts rules, it will be Olympic gold versus Olympic gold as Japan's Hidehiko Yoshida (1992 Judo Olympic gold medallist) takes on Rulon Gardner of the United States (2000 Greco Roman Wrestling Olympic gold medallist). Other bouts will feature Wanderlei Silva versus Kazushi Sakuraba, Dan Henderson versus Yuki Kondo, and Takanori Gomi versus "Little Evil" Jens Pulver.

11.30 WANDEREI SILVA MESSAGE
12/03/2004
Wanderlei Silva's match with Kazushi Sakuraba has been finalized for the 2004 PRIDE New Year's Eve show. Silva comments on his 4th match up against Sakuraba.

11.30 PRESS CONFERENCE
12/03/2004
A press conference was held in Tokyo to announce 3 new matchups for the 2004 New Year's Eve show,to be held at Saitama Super Arena. Sakuraba versus Silva. Kondo versus Henderson. Gomi versus Pulver. Each of these matches will reflect this year's theme of "destiny." However, something happened at the press conference...

PRIDE FIGHTING'S KNOCKOUTS VIDEO PACKAGE
12/03/2004
Premiere Date:Friday, December 10th, 2004
Premiere Time:10:00pm EST, 7:00pm PST
Count Down show:9:30pm EST, 6:30pm PST
PPV price:US$19.95
Availability:iNDEMAND, DIRECTV,
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ADDITIONAL MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR PRIDE FIGHTING
12/02/2004
Three additional matches have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S upcoming SHOCKWAVE event ... Wanderlei Silva versus Kazushi Sakuraba, Dan Henderson versus Yuki Kondo, and Takanori Gomi versus "Little Evil" Jens Pulver. Previously announced main events include the highly anticipated rematch ... for the title of undisputed heavyweight Grand Prix Champion of 2004 as well as for the title of PRIDE heavyweight champion ... Fedor Emelianenko versus Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ... also, for the first time in mixed martial arts history and under mixed martial arts rules, it will be Olympic gold versus Olympic gold as Japan's Hidehiko Yoshida (1992 Judo Olympic gold medallist) takes on Rulon Gardner of the United States (2000 Greco Roman Wrestling Olympic gold medallist).