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Sunday, Nov 13, 2005

Yoshida Vs Ogawa Announced For Shockwave 2005


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YOSHIDA VS OGAWA ANNOUNCED FOR SHOCKWAVE 2005

TOKYO, Japan – The bout of Hidehiko Yoshida versus Naoya Ogawa has been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING’S upcoming event, SHOCKWAVE 2005, which is scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Sunday, January 1st, 2006 at 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT.

Previously announced bouts include the finals of the lightweight and welterweight tournaments held at BUSHIDO Volume 9 … for the lightweights Takanori Gomi will face Hayato "Mach" Sakurai and for the welterweights Dan Henderson takes on Murilo Bustamante.

In one of the main events of SHOCKWAVE 2005, Olympians will clash as Japan’s Hidehiko Yoshida is set to face fellow countryman, Naoya Ogawa. Both are legendary judokas with Yoshida winning the gold medal in the 78kg weight class at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and Ogawa winning the silver in the 95kg weight class at the same games. Each has gone on to have successful mixed martial arts careers. However, beyond the Olympic glory and their successes in the MMA ring, there is a long-standing rivalry. Both men attended Mieji University in Japan where they practiced judo. Being the senior, Ogawa is said to have been harsh on Yoshida with the two being fierce and bitter rivals. At the Olympics both teammates medalled, but two years later at the 1994 All Japan Judo Championships, teammates faced off and Yoshida (86kg) garnered the victory over Ogawa (132kg) by a 2-1 decision. The victory ended Ogawa’s domination of the event as 5-time consecutive champion. Now the rivalry and bad blood between both men will be settled once and for all … in the PRIDE ring!


FIGHTCARD:
Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (Japan)
(This bout is the final round of the lightweight BUSHIDO tournament)
Dan Henderson (USA) vs. Murilo Bustamante (Brazil)
(This bout is the final round of the welterweight BUSHIDO tournament)
Hidehiko Yoshida (Japan) vs. Naoya Ogawa (Japan)

More bouts to be announced soon.
Fight card subject to change.


SHOCKWAVE 2005 premieres on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer’s Choice Canada on Sunday, January 1st, 2006 at 9:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm PT (including a countdown show at 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT).

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



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The Brazilian Beat:
      Time insists on flying through the year of 2005, and we’re already reaching mid-November! As time flies, news never ceases to pop up on the Brazilian MMA scene, and the countdown has started for the fifth edition of Jungle Fight coming November 26th, with developments pointing to the best edition ever. When such a show is approaching, the camps get heated and obviously lots of training goes on, producing many interesting stories. However, the biggest stories are being produced by the PRIDE New Year’s Eve show, with many rumors and negotiations for it proposed fights abounding. With those two major MMA happenings already shaking up "our world", and of course the usual news and bits from smaller promotions shaping up, there’s surely plenty to read! So, get your fill of Brazilian MMA news, as Full Contact Fighter serves the beat from below the line of Ecuador.

  • Scheduled for November 26th, Jungle Fight is coming on strong with its fifth edition, establishing itself more and more as not only the best promotion in Brazil, but one of the best MMA shows in the world. For this next installment, promoter Wallid Ismail is taking the show to even bigger international heights, with fighters from more than six countries likely competing. With names like PRIDE veteran Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons, Cage Rage veteran Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos, UFC and PRIDE Bushido veteran Jorge "Macaco" Patino, Abu Dhabi World Championship sensation Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira, Pancrase veteran and BJJ world champion Fredson Paixao, and new prospect Helio Dipp all confirmed for the show, Jungle Fight 5′s fight card promises some interesting action for the Tropical Hotel arena in Manaus, Brazil. The last few matches of the card are to be announced shortly according to promoter Ismail. Among the matches already scheduled, the rivalry between Brazilian Top Team and Chute Boxe will have one more chapter written, as a bout that was supposed to take place in Portugal recently but didn’t come through due to weight issues, will now finally unfold when Cacareco and Chute Boxe’s own Julio Jamanta fight in Manaus. FCF will keep following the developments, but here is the card so far:
    • Luciano Azevedo vs. Jose Aldo
    • Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos vs. Michael Materla
    • Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira vs. Julio Cesar "Jamanta"
    • Fredson Paixao vs. Miljan Djurasinovic
    • Helio Dipp vs. Mark Sursa
    • Leopoldo Montenegro vs. Miodrag "Pele" Petkovitch
    • Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons vs. Alexander Shlemenko
    • Antonio "Pezao" vs. TBA
    • Jorge "Macaco" Patino vs. TBA

    PRIDE veteran Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira is confident in showing that his boxing skills are really at a good level nowadays. He is scheduled to make his amateur boxing debut at the next Brazilian Olympic Boxing Championship, where the states of the nation battle with their teams in each Olympic Boxing weight class. Minotoro will be defending the state of Bahia where he was born, and has left Rio de Janeiro towards Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia, this week to finish his preparation there. The tournament will take place between November 26th and December 1st at the city of Salvador in the Sesc arena. Nogueira will fight in the Super-Heavyweight division, and has been showing clear signs of taking boxing more seriously if things go well in the tournament.


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