TOKYO, Japan - Two more non-tournament bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S next event, CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2005. In the first bout, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic will take on Russia's Ibragim Magomedov and in the second Judo Olympic gold-medallist Makoto Takimoto will take on Japanese star Kiyoshi Tamura. Previously announced non-tournament bouts include Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira of the Brazilian Top Team versus Poland's 1996 Judo Olympic gold-medallist, Pawel Nastula and Russia's Sergei Kharitonov versus veteran heavyweight, Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo of Brazil.
DSE VICTORIOUS IN LAWSUIT
LOS ANGELES, California - Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE), promoters of the PRIDE Fighting Championships, have won an appeal case brought forth by RF Video.
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH YVES EDWARDS
Both Japanese and foreign fighters gathered together to compete in the May 22nd PRIDE BUSHIDO Vol. 7, giving performances that were more exciting than anyone had imagined. Among them, a couple of foreign fighters stood out. We have an exclusive interview with Yves Edwards, who in the 1st fight of the night became the first man to submit Dokonjyonosuke Mishima.
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JENS PULVER
Both Japanese and foreign fighters gathered together to compete in the May 22nd PRIDE BUSHIDO Vol. 7, giving performances that were more exciting than anyone had imagined. Among them, a couple of foreign fighters stood out. We have an exclusive interview with Jens Pulver, who KO'd Taisho in the 2nd fight of the night.
SAKAKIBARA COMMENTS AFTER THE END OF PRIDE BUSHIDO Vol. 7
Immediately after the end of PRIDE BUSHIDO Vol. 7, Dream Stage Entertainment CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara held a press conference, along with Joachim Hansen, to talk about Hansen's participation in the July BUSHIDO event.
PRIDE WALLPAPER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
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This is pridefc.com's exclusive interview with Joachim Hansen, who has entered into PRIDE BUSHIDO SONOHATCHI which will occur on July 17th, 2005 at Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Aichi.
NASTULA REQUESTS RULE CHANGE VERSUS NOGUEIRA
Two non-tournament matches were announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S next event, CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2005. In the first, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira of the Brazilian Top Team will take on Poland's 1996 Judo Olympic gold-medallist, Pawel Nastula. In the second bout Russia's Sergei Kharitonov takes on veteran heavyweight, Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo of Brazil. The same day these matches were announced, at the preview reception of Dream Stage Picture's new film "Nagurimono," DSE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara made it known that Nastula had requested special rules for his bout with Nogueira.
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