A press conference was held at Tower Records in Shibuya, Tokyo on October 7th to announce a title match for the PRIDE Lightweight Championship at the PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix 2006, to be held at PRIDE BUSHIDO 13 on November 5th at Yokohama Arena. The current PRIDE Lightweight Champion, Takanori Gomi, will defend his title against Marcus Aurelio, who was also present for the signing ceremony.
5 MORE MATCHES SET FOR BUSHIDO SURVIVAL: THE FINALS
Five more matches have just been announced for BUSHIDO SURVIVAL: THE FINALS! It has been announced that the lightweight champion, TAKANORI GOMI will rematch American Top Team's MARCUS AURELIO, while eccentric MINOWA "THE PUNK" IKUHISA battles American PRIDE newcomer, MIKE BARTON. In addition, AOKI SHINYA will fight GILBERT MELENDEZ, OBIYA NOBUHIRO will mix it up with LUIS BUSCAPE and MURILO BUSTAMANTE will try to submit Korean Judoka YOON DONG SIK.
AKHIRO GONO IS READY FOR DENNIS KANG
A press conference was held at the Dream Stage Entertainment office in Aoyama, Tokyo on September for the PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix 2006, to be held on November 5th at the Yokohama Arena. Akihiro Gono, who will face Denis Kang in the Semi-Final Round, spoke with reporters after the conference, revealing his confidence in his strategy for Kang and his plan to visit the Maldives with this prize money.
Q & A: BUSHIDO FINALIST KAZUO MISAKI
A press conference was held at the Dream Stage Entertainment office in Aoyama, Tokyo on September for the PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix 2006, to be held on November 5th at the Yokohama Arena. After the conference, Kazuo Misaki, who will face Paulo Filho in the Semi-Final Round, spoke with reporters, saying that he would like to fight Dan Henderson again after he wins this tournament.
EASTMAN/NAKAMURA & VILLASENOR/LAWLER ADDEDTO THE REAL DEAL
In its highly anticipated United States debut, PRIDE Fighting Championships secures two more superstar bouts for "The Real Deal," taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. In the first announced bout, Marvin "The Beastman" Eastman is scheduled to take on Kazuhiro Nakamura while former KOTC champion Joey "Dreamsmasher" Villasenor will meet "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler of Miletech Martial Arts in the later bout.