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Sunday, Dec 29, 2002

Inoki Bom-ba-yepress Conference

Antonio Inoki addresses the press

Press Conference

By Mark Ginther

To be held:
December 31, 2002
Saitama Super Arena
Saitama-Pref, Japan


  • 1st Match: 5min 3R/MMA rules
    Tadao Yasuda vs. Jan "The Giant" Nortje

  • 2nd Match: 5min 3R/MMA rules
    Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Daniel Gracie

  • 3rd Match: 5min 3R/MMA rules
    Yasuhito Namekawa vs. Wallid Ismail

  • 4th Match: 3min 3R/K-1 rules
    Gary Goodridge vs. Mike Benardo

  • 5th Match: 3min 3R/K-1 rules
    Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Cyril Abidi

  • 6th Match: 5min 3R/MMA rules
    Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Mirco Cro Cop

  • 7th Match: 5min 3R/MMA rules
    Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Masaaki Satake

  • 8th Match: 5min 3R/MMA rules
    Bob Sapp vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

Bom-Ba-Ye 2002 Fighters
Bob Sapp vs. Yoshihiro Takayama Bob Sapp vs. Yoshihiro Takayama
Sapp and Takayama put on quite a show for the press. Sapp tells Takayama he’s got a Christmas present for him and then empties a bottle of mineral water over his head.
Gary Goodridge (left) vs. Mike Benardo
Goodridge vs. Bernardo
Wallid Ismail (left) vs. Yasuhito Namekawa
Ismael vs. Namekawa
Bernardo has "five words" for Goodridge: "I’m going to knock you out."
Goodridge says he’s going to "kick ass." And when Bernardo wakes up on New Year’s Day, he’s going to wonder what happened.
Ismail wants to go after Namekawa on the stage and it doesn’t look like an act. When Namekawa predicts a quick victory, Ismail say he (Namekawa) isn’t going beat anyone. "There’s going to be a war and you’re going to the hospital, you’re going to feel pain," he says. Namekawa ignores him and Ismail demands, "Look at me when I’m talking to you!"
Mirko Cro Cop (left) vs. Kazuyuki Fujita
Cro Cop vs. Fujita
Hidehiko Yoshida (left) vs. Masaaki Satake
Yoshida vs. Satake

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