Dream Stage Entertainment held a press conference at its Tokyo office to announce match-ups in the upcoming Lightweight Grand Prix tournament, to be held in the September 25 th PRIDE BUSHIDO 9 "THE TOURNAMENT"
On September 1 st , Dream Stage Entertainment held a press conference at their Tokyo office, announced the full card for the September 25 th PRIDE BUSHIDO 9. Although there is a lot of attention being paid to the match between Gomi and Kawajiri, there will still lots of questions for Hayato "Mach" Sakurai and Naoyuki Kotani.
DAN HENDERSON ANSWERS FANS QUESTIONS
A press conference was held at the Dream Stage Entertainment office in Tokyo to announce the full card for the PRIDE Grand Prix 2005 Lightweight Tournament, to be held at the September 25 th PRIDE BUSHIDO 9. All eyes will be on the First Round battle between BUSHIDO's ace, Takanori Gomi, and the SHOOTO World Champion, Tatsuya Kawajiri, in a battle to decide the top Japanese fighter.
BUSHIDO GP CONFERENCE
On September 1 st , DSE held a press conference at its Tokyo headquarters to announce the full card for the upcoming PRIDE Grand Prix 2005 Lightweight Tournament, to be held at the September 25 th PRIDE Bushido 9. Present at the conference, were Gomi, Kawajiri, Mach and Kotani, who spoke about the 1 st PRIDE Championship for their weight class.
PRIDE FIGHTING FANS ARRIVE IN FULL FORCE IN HOLLYWOOD
Over 700 PRIDE Fighting fans attended an official autograph session this past Saturday, September 3 rd at the Best Buy in West Hollywood , California . Fighters in attendance included "The New York Bad Ass" Phil Baroni, Dan " Hollywood " Henderson, Hidehiko Yoshida, Kazuhiro Nakamura, and Bas Rutten. The event was organized in cooperation with Best Buy and DVD distributor BCI Eclipse.
POST GP CONFERENCE
A press conference with Fedor Emelianenko, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Ricardo Arona was held in a Tokyo hotel, on August 29 th , a day after the PRIDE Grand Prix 2005 Final Round event.
FEDOR SHOGUN ARONA
On the day after the PRIDE Grand Prix 2005 Final Round, Fedor Emelianenko, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Ricardo Arona spoke to the gathered press at a Tokyo hotel.
LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR BUSHIDO TOURNAMENT
The lightweight bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING'S BUSHIDO "The Tournament." Headlining matches include a battle of Japan as Takanori Gomi faces Tatsuya Kawajiri ... Naoyuki Kotani will go head to head with Luis Azeredo of Brazil ... Hayato "Mach" Sakurai is set to face "Little Evil" Jens Pulver ... and Yves Edwards of the USA will battle Joachim Hansen of Norway.
YOSHIDA AND NAKAMURA TO APPEAR ON FSN'S BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD
One of Japan's biggest mixed martial arts stars, Hidehiko Yoshida is a gold medallist in Judo from the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games and is coming off a submission victory (via choke) against Tank Abbott at FINAL CONFLICT 2005. Kazuhiro Nakamura is also a judo stylist and Yoshida's top student. Nakamura is coming off a decision victory against Igor Vovchanchyn at FINAL CONFLICT 2005.