By Mark Ginther
Deep 8th Impact
Held March 4, 2003
Korakuen Hall – Tokyo, Japan
From Bender/Helper Impact (DSE rep):
PRIDE FC Body Blow Card
Heavyweight Champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
to Defend His Title in PRIDE 25
Los Angeles, CA – March 4, 2003 – PRIDE Fighting Championships has announced seven of the eight exciting bouts for PRIDE FC Body Blow. The event, scheduled to take place in the Marin Yokohama Area on March 16th, will showcase the highly anticipated PRIDE Heavy Weight Championship bout between Antonio Rodorigo Nogueira and Emelianenko Fedor. In addition to the title match, Kazuhiro Nakamura makes his PRIDE FC debut against Rogerio Nogueira.
"We are thrilled to be starting off the year with the PRIDE FC Heavyweight Championship match," said Yukino Kanda, PRIDE FC’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Talent Relations. "Nogueira and Fedor are both exhilarating fighters to watch."
The confirmed event card to date is:
*Please note that the fight card is subject to change
UFC 41 Pictures
By Master Photographer Joel Gold