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FIRST BOUT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR OCTOBER'S "THE REAL DEAL"
08/20/2006
The first match announcements for PRIDE Fighting Championships "THE REAL DEAL", PRIDE's first American event, have been announced. The event, held on October 21st at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, will feature PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and Middleweight Grand Prix Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua!

SATURDAY IS PRIDE FIGHTING NIGHT AT THE IRVINE FOX SPORTS GRILL
08/20/2006
In preparation for the PRIDE FIGHTING'S upcoming October 21st show, THE REAL DEAL, PRIDE superstars such as FEDOR EMELIANENKO, MARK COLEMAN, JOSH BARNETT, MAURICIO "SHOGUN" RUA, VITOR BELFORT will be at the FOX SPORTS GRILL in IRVINE for PRIDE'S official announcemnt and news about our first show in America, THE REAL DEAL. Come take photos and video with your favorite fighter! There will also be free giveaways, and items autographed by fighters will be raffled of in a lottery drawing to fans in attendance.

FIELD OF DREAMS MEET & GREET SESSION A SUCCESS
08/19/2006
Pride Fighting Championship's first event in the United States, PRIDE 32 THE REAL DEAL, will be held on October 21st at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. PRIDE fighters are aggressively promoting the event and this time, we bring you a report from Las Vegas.

BEST BUY MEET & GREET A HUGE SUCCESS
08/19/2006
What a great way to kick off the PRIDE FIGHTING'S THE REAL DEAL promotional tour with US fans! Thanks to PRIDE, BCI ECLIPSE and the BEST BUY in Torrance, California, nearly 500 lucky fans got to meet 2005 Grand Prix Middleweight Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Seattle's very own Josh Barnett, Chute Boxe's "Elvis" Nino Schembri, and Brazillian MMA legend, Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort.

MEET & GREET PRIDE SUPERSTARS AT TORRANCE'S BEST BUY THIS WED
08/17/2006
In preparation for the PRIDE FIGHTING'S upcoming October 21st show, THE REAL DEAL, PRIDE superstars such as JOSH BARNETT, MAURICIO "SHOGUN" RUA and VITOR BELFORT will be at the Best Buy in Torrance for a "meet & greet" session. In addition a free, limited edition PRIDE Fighting poster will be available with a dvd purchase at the Best Buy event. Cameras and video are welcome, so be sure to stop by and meet your favorite fighters.

"THE REAL DEAL" MEDIA TOUR BEGINS AUG 16
08/15/2006
PRIDE FIGHTING is proud to announce its first ever show on American soil, "THE REAL DEAL"! The event will take place on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st at the THOMAS & MACK CENTER in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. In preparation for the August 20th ticket sale date for the REAL DEAL, there will be a week of festivities for the fans and media! Be sure to stop by and meet the fighters.

DSE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD IN SEOUL, KOREA
08/14/2006
A press conference was held in a hotel in Seoul, Korea on August 8th to announce that Tae Hyun Lee, a hero of Korean sumo Ssireum, will compete in PRIDE Fighting Championships. The interest of the Korean media in this announcement was evident as approximately 100 journalists from Korean newspapers, magazines and TV and cable networks were present at the conference.

KOREA'S SUMO CHAMP, TAE HYUN LEE JOINS PRIDE
08/14/2006
Dream Stage Entertainment held a press conference on August 8th in Seoul, Korea, to announce the participation in PRIDE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS of Korean sumo Ssireum Champion, Tae Hyun Lee. The Korean hero's new challenge sent a shock wave throughout Korea as the excitement surrounding PRIDE continues to heat up.

NEW POSTER FOR PRIDE'S FINAL CONFLICT ABSOLUTE
08/14/2006
The posters for PRIDE FINAL CONFLICT, the final round of the 2006 open weight grand prix to be held at Saitama Super Arena on September 10th, has finally been completed.

SASAKI TO FIGHT LISTER AT UFC
08/12/2006
A press conference was held in Ochiai, Tokyo at the GRABAKA Gym on August 4th to announce that GRABAKA team member Yuki Sasaki will compete in the UFC's Ultimate Fight Night 6, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 17th.