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Monday, Jan 26, 2004

Bushido Volume 2 … Full Fight Card

From Dream Stage Entertainment:

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LOS ANGELES, California – The fight card for PRIDE FC: BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 is complete and headlining the event will be a team competition, pitting the Chute Boxe Team of Brazil (led by Wanderlei Silva) against Team Japan! BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 will take place on February 15th, 2004 from the Yokohama Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on March 21st, 2004.

BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 will feature a three-man team competition, as the Chute Boxe Team will be taking on Team Japan. Headed by reigning PRIDE FC World Middleweight Champion and 2003 Grand Prix Champion Wanderlei Silva, the Chute Boxe Team of Brazil is one of the most successful fight teams in the world. In his first match since winning the Middleweight Grand Prix title in November of 2003 (which included victories over Hidehiko Yoshida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on the same night), Silva will be taking on Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa of Japan. Minowa, now training with the Brazilian Top Team, is coming off a hard-fought loss to Quinton Jackson at SHOCKWAVE 2003. In the other team matches, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (the younger brother of Murilo "Ninja" Rua) will be taking on Japanese shoot fighter Akihiro Gono and up and coming Chute Boxe star Jadson Costa will compete against Takanori Gomi, who boasts an impressive record of 13-2 and fights out of the Kiguchi Dojo in Japan.

Additional matches on the fight card include: Japanese legend Hayato "Mach" Sakurai against submission expert and rising star, Rodrigo Gracie … the "Zen Master" Mario Sperry returns to take on a tough opponent in Mike "Batman" Bencic (representing Mirko "Crop Cop" Filipovic’s Cro Cop Squad Gym) … American star Chris "The Westside Strangler" Brennan makes his second BUSHIDO appearance, this time taking on PRIDE FC veteran Daiju Takase … in a battle of veterans from the Rings organization, Yasuhito Namekawa of Japan faces Egidijus Valabicius of Lithuania … and finally Ryuki Ueyama of the U-File camp will take on a yet to be announced opponent.

Fight Card:
Chute Boxe (Brazil) vs. Team Japan
Wanderlei Silva (Brazil) vs. Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa (Japan)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (Brazil) vs. Akihiro Gono (Japan)
Jadson Costa (Brazil) vs. Takanori Gomi (Japan)

Additional Matches:
Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (Japan) vs. Rodrigo Gracie (Brazil)
Mario Sperry (Brazil) vs. Mike "Batman" Bencic (USA)
Daiju Takase (Japan) vs. Chris Brennan (USA)
Yasuhito Namekawa (Japan) vs. Egidijus Valabicius (Lithuania)
Ryuki Ueyama (Japan) vs. TBA

(Fight Card Subject to Change)

PRIDE FC: BUSHIDO VOLUME 2 will premiere on North American pay per view through iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, Bell Express Vu, and Viewer’s Choice on Sunday, March 21st, 2004. The premiere time is 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST and the count down show is at 8:30pm EST, 5:30pm PST. The event will be available at a reduced rate of $19.95. For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider.

From the event’s promoter:

Atlantic City’s TAJ MAHAL Arena To Host March 13th Mixed Martial Arts RUSSIAN INVASION!

Trump Taj Mahal
1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
For more information call: (609) 449-1000 or (800) 825-8888

American TOP TEAM’s Jeff Monson is just one of the fighters stepping up to take on the Russian Team. Monson will face Russian M-1 Champion Roman Zenstov in Atlantic City, NJ.

www.ticketmaster.com key word ‘Russian Boxing’

‘We have an American Team to defend the homeland!’ states matchmaker Miguel Iturrate. ‘We have members of the American TOP TEAM, Team AKA, Strasser’s Freestyle Academy, Team Renzo Gracie and Team Extreme. Russia is sending 10 top fighters from their famed RED DEVIL Team, including heavyweight champion Roman Zentsov and superstar Andrei Semenov, among others. The American Team looks to be up for the challenge, and Trumps’ Taj Mahal casino, with it’s famous ‘ARENA’ that seats nearly 5000, will play host to Euphoria’s MMA event. This event is one not one to miss for the MMA fans.’

The complete card appears below!
Card Subject To Change / Pending Approval from NJ State Licensing:

  • 3 Rounds / 265 LBS: Roman Zentsov (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Jeff Monson (American TOP TEAM, Ft Lauderdale, FL)
  • 3 Rounds / 185 LBS: Andre Semenov (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Moacyr ‘Boca’ Deoliveira (American TOP TEAM, Ft Lauderdale, FL)
  • 3 Rounds / 170 LBS: Musail Alaudinov (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Derrick Noble (Silverbacks, Canton, IL.)
  • 3 Rounds / 265 LBS: Ibragim Magomedov (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Ben Rothwell (Strasser’s Freestyle Academy, Kenosha, WI.)
  • 2 Rounds / 185 LBS: Denis Komkin (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Joe D’Arce (Team Renzo Gracie, NJ)
  • 2 Rounds / 205 LBS: Arman Gambaryan (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Trevor Prangley (Team AKA, Boise, ID)
  • 2 Rounds / 265 LBS: Sergei Kaznovski (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Ron Faircloth (Strasser’s Freestyle Academy, Kenosha, WI.)
  • 2 Rounds / 155 LBS: Serguei Goliaev (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Jason Maxwell (Team EXTREME, Tulsa, OK.)
  • 2 Rounds / 265 LBS: Mikhail Bogdanov (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Justin Eilers (Team EXTREME, Quad Cities, IA.)
  • 2 Rounds / 205 LBS: Alexei Veselozorov (Red Devil Team, Russia) v. Tom Muller (Serra-Longo JJ, Long Island, NY)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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