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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2002

More Pride-19 Matches Announced

From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:

More Pride-19 Matches Announced

Today (January 24th in Japan), DSE/PRIDE announced additional match up of PRIDE.19 / PRIDE Fighting Championships ‘Bad Blood'(February 24th) as follows:

  • Heath Herring vs. Igor Vovchanchyn
  • Daijiro Matsui vs. Rodrigo Gracie
  • Carlos Newton vs. Pele Landi

These matches are in addition to the already announced Official Line Up:

  • Wanderlei Silva vs. Kiyoshi Tamura *PRIDE Middle Weight
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Enson Inoue (title match)
  • Ken Shamrock vs. Don Frye

PRIDE.19 / PRIDE Fighting Championships ‘Bad Blood’
DATE: February 24th, 2002
OPEN: 2:00 PM START 4:00 PM
PLACE: Saitama Super Arena (Saitama-Pref , Japan)

From Zuffa:


      Las Vegas, January 24, 2002… Zuffa LLC, the owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, today announced it won a legal victory yesterday (Jan.23) when the United States Seventh District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in Hammond, Ind., issued an order permanently barring Ultimate Athlete, a mixed martial arts media company based in Fresno, Calif., from infringing or causing confusion with Zuffa’s "Ultimate Fighting" and "Ultimate Fighting Championship" trademarks.
      The court order stated Ultimate Athlete’s misuse of "Ultimate Fighting" and "Ultimate Athlete Fighting" in its promotions created public confusion over whether Ultimate Athlete was affiliated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Ultimate Athlete also agreed to refrain from encouraging third parties to misuse Zuffa’s trademarks.
      "The popularity of mixed martial arts is really growing not only in the U.S., but also worldwide. It is unfortunate that we had to take this legal action against a group like Ultimate Athlete because its management was determined to infringe on our valuable brand names and trademarks. Hopefully, it is now understood that we have to protect our business and fortunately, the federal court system has allowed us to uphold our rights," said Dana F. White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
      The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the leading mixed martial arts organization in the world. It is owned and operated by Zuffa LLC, which is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev.

From the event’s promoter:

Warriors Quest 4
April 1, 2002
Main Event Announcement

Warriors Quest Champion and Hawaii phenom, Ray "Bradda" Cooper of the Jesus Is Lord Gym in Hawaii will take on Japan star Nathan Marquardt. Nathan is a highly decorated fighter who has had international sucess. One of Nathan’s biggest accomplishments is the title that he holds up high as the first and current middleweight King of Pancrase. When asked who he would like to defend his title against, Cooper was quoted as saying, "I only want to fight the best." Also fighting for the #1 contender spot is King of the Cage Champion, Chris Brennan as he takes on John Chrisostomo, who recently joined the 808 Fight Factory. We promise to bring you more updates.

Brennan Kamaka

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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