A press conference for the February 26th PRIDE 31 was held on January 19th at the Dream Stage Entertainment office in Tokyo. At the conference were DSE CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara, PRIDE General Director Nobuhiko Takada and Tsuyoshi Kosaka, who will fight in PRIDE 31.
NOBUYUKI SAKAKIBARA INTERVIEW PRIDE 31
Following the January 19th press conference at the Dream Stage Entertainment office, Chief Executive Officer Nobuyuki Sakakibara gave comments to reporters about the card of the upcoming PRIDE 31.
PRIDE AUTOGRAPH SESSION A HUGE SUCCESS
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Jan 24, 2006 - What a great way to kick off the year for PRIDE and their US fans! Thanks to PRIDE, BCI ECLIPSE and FRY ELECTRONICS, nearly 700 lucky fans got to meet 2005 Grand Prix Middleweight Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Chute Boxe star Murilo "Ninja" Rua, 2005 Grand Prix Welterweight Champion Dan Henderson, and MMA veteran, Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo.
JOHN OLAV EINEMO PRIDE 31 INTERVIEW
Hardcore martial arts fans will be pleased to see John Olav Einemo participate in the upcoming PRIDE 31 on February 26th. At the 2001 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, Einemo beat Rigan Machado and Rolles Gracie and in 2003, beat Roger Gracie in the same competition, becoming the Champion of his weight class. Now, "Europe's Jujitsu Magician" will bring his magic to the Heavyweight Division dominated by Fedor Emelianenko, Rodrigo Nogueira and Mirko Filipovic.
TAKANORI GOMI POST PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2005 INTERVIEW
In the December 31st, PRIDE SHOCKWAVE 2005, Takanori Gomi KO'd former teammate Tatsuya "Mach" Sakurai to become the PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix Champion. Gomi was the MVP last year and has become a popular figure. We asked Gomi what he's thinking about now.
THE UPCOMING FEBRUARY 26TH PRIDE 31
Dream Stage Entertainment held a press conference on January 18th to announced two matches for the upcoming February 26th PRIDE 31 at the Saitama Super Arena. Yousuke Nishijima, whose participation was announced a few days ago, will fight against the Samoan monster, Mark Hunt!