Almost ten years after it's first issue, TATAME Magazine has reached issue #100. To celebrate this historical milestone, the Brazilian MMA Magazine has printed its cover in gold and includes a story about the evolution of Japanese fighters in MMA. The cover includes Takanori Gomi knocking out Ralph Gracie with the headline "The Japanese Revenge - they improved their skills and climbed the top of MMA."
INTERVIEW WITH GIANT SILVA
Giant Silva arrived at Tokyo's Narita Airport on July 16th, just 4 days before he is scheduled to take on Naoya Ogawa at the PRIDE GP 2004 2nd Round. Silva told the gathered press that he has been studying judo to beat Ogawa.
INTERVIEW WITH MARK HUNT
Mark Hunt held a press conference in Tokyo on June 15th, the same day that he arrived in Japan. When Hunt arrived at the training center and found a ping-pong table, he took turns playing ping-pong with the DSE employees.
RAMPAGE AND MAURO ON PURORESU POWER HOUR
Courtesy of Dr. Keith Lipinski and Zach Arnold of the Puroresu Power Hour, don't miss Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and PRIDE FC commentator Mauro Ranallo on this week's show! "Rampage" will discuss his upcoming bout with Ricardo Arona which will take place this Sunday at CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004. Mauro will also be giving his previews and insight on the upcoming show which features the continuation of the 16 man heavyweight tournament.
BOUT ORDER ANNOUNCED FOR CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004
LOS ANGELES, California ???The bout order has been announced for CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004, which will take place on June 20 th , 2004 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on same day delay.