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Thursday, Sep 01, 2005

Lightweight Bouts Announced Forbushido Tournament


From DSE/Pride:


Bushido 'The Tournament' Logo
LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR
BUSHIDO TOURNAMENT


TOKYO, Japan – The lightweight bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING’S BUSHIDO "The Tournament." Headlining matches include a battle of Japan as Takanori Gomi faces Tatsuya Kawajiri … Naoyuki Kotani will go head to head with Luis Azeredo of Brazil … Hayato "Mach" Sakurai is set to face "Little Evil" Jens Pulver … and Yves Edwards of the USA will battle Joachim Hansen of Norway.

PRIDE FC: BUSHIDO THE TOURNAMENT
Fight Card

Welterweight Tournament Bouts
BLOCK A: Phil Baroni (USA) vs. Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa (Japan)
BLOCK B: Masanori Suda (Japan) vs. Murilo Bustamante (Brazil)
BLOCK C: Ryo Chonan (Japan) vs. Dan Henderson (USA)
BLOCK D: Akihiro Gono (Japan) vs. Daniel Acacio (Brazil)

The winner of BLOCK A will face the winner of BLOCK B.
The winner of BLOCK C will face the winner of BLOCK D.
The winners of A/B and C/D will face off in a December 2005 match.

Welterweight Tournament Reserve Bout
Ryuta Sakurai (Japan) vs. Paulo Filho (Brazil)

Lightweight Tournament Bouts
BLOCK A: Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Japan)
BLOCK B: Naoyuki Kotani (Japan) vs. Luis Azeredo (Brazil)
BLOCK C: Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (Japan) vs. Jens Pulver (USA)
BLOCK D: Yves Edwards (USA) vs. Joachim Hansen (Norway)

The winner of BLOCK A will face the winner of BLOCK B.
The winner of BLOCK C will face the winner of BLOCK D.
The winners of A/B and C/D will face off in a December 2005 match.

Lightweight Tournament Reserve Bout
Dokonjonosuke Mishima (Japan) vs. Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett (USA)

(Fight Card Subject to Change)


BUSHIDO THE TOURNAMENT will take place from the Ariake Coliseum in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view via DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer’s Choice Canada.

North American Pay Per View Schedule:
PPV Premiere Date: Sunday, September 25th, 2005
Premiere Time: 9:00 pm EST, 6:00 pm PST

BUSHIDO THE TOURNAMENT will be available at a reduced rate of $24.95.

For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider.



YOSHIDA AND NAKAMURA TO APPEAR ON FSN’S
BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD


LOS ANGELES, California – PRIDE Fighting stars, Hidehiko Yoshida and Kazuhiro Nakamura, will be appearing on FSN’s Best Damn Sports Show Period
One of Japan’s biggest mixed martial arts stars, Hidehiko Yoshida is a gold medallist in Judo from the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games and is coming off a submission victory (via choke) against Tank Abbott at FINAL CONFLICT 2005. Kazuhiro Nakamura is also a judo stylist and Yoshida’s top student. Nakamura is coming off a decision victory against Igor Vovchanchyn at FINAL CONFLICT 2005.

PRIDE Fighting commentator Bas Rutten will also be featured discussing FSN’s upcoming program "The PRIDE Fighting Championships," as well as the sport of MMA.

Yoshida and Nakamura will be demonstrating judo techniques.

Best Damn Sports Show Period features host Chris Rose, John Salley, Rodney Pete and Ron Dibble.

Fans can email guests questions at: http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/2597614

Fans wishing to attend the show in person can call 213-833-6322. Those wishing to leave "Best Damn" voicemail can call 866-839-4328.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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