Get ready for HIGH OCTANE! From the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on October 31st, 2004 it will be the long awaited rematch---PRIDE FC Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva versus Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. The belt is on the line! Last year Silva defeated Jackson to win the coveted Middleweight Grand Prix championship at FINAL CONFLICT 2003. Will Silva continue his domination or will it be redemption for Rampage? Check out the HIGH OCTANE trailer for a look back at one of the most heated rivalries in mixed martial arts!
ARTICLE ABOUT WANDERLEI SILVA
Wanderlei Silva destroyed Japan's final hope, Yuki Kondo, at the August 15th PRIDE Grand Prix 2004. Immediately, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson challenged Silva and Silva accepted on the spot. What drives the Middleweight Champion to success?
INTERVIEW WITH SERGEI KHARITONOV
Sergei Kharitonov surprised everyone with his performance over the past 6 months in the PRIDE Heavyweight Grand Prix 2004, losing only to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the 8/15 Semi-Final Round. What Kharitonov, who rocketed from being an unknown to one of the top 4, think of his first loss?
NEW MERCHANDISE FOR PRIDE FC.COM!
Fans, be sure to check out the newest merchandise in our online shop! First are the new "mini" figures of Wanderlei Silva and Kazushi Sakuraba. Each is roughly 3" tall and has been crafted with great detail, right down to Silva's head tattoo and Sakuraba's knee brace! Both figures are made of durable PVC and are each sold separately. Buy both and put on your own version of Silva/Sakuraba IV! The second new item is one that has been in high demand by the fans---the infamous t-shirt of Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. Commonly worn during his ring entrance this black t-shirt displays the logo of Cro Cop's main sponsor ("Zvonimir Security" of Croatia) on the front with the lettering "Cro Cop Team" in the back. The shirt is available in M, L, XL, and XXL.
Former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira made a statement to his fans and the media following his performance in the 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix. One of the favorites of the tournament, Nogueira defeated Hirotaka Yokoi, Heath Herring, and Sergei Kharitonov to reach the finals against Fedor Emelianenko.