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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005

Rampage Returns; First Two Matches Announced For Pride Fighting’s Fully Loaded

From DSE/Pride:

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TOKYO, Japan — The first two matches have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING’S upcoming event, FULLY LOADED, which is scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT.

Making his return will be Memphis, Tennessee native, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. After a tough loss in the first round of the middleweight tournament to eventual champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Jackson is looking to return to his winning ways and move back into title contention. In his path will be tough PRIDE veteran, Hirotaka Yokoi. This Japanese fighter boasts a record of 10-3 and gave Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira all he could handle in the first round of the heavyweight tournament in 2004.

Also announced is a match up pitting judo legend against judo legend as Japan’s Makoto Takimoto (Olympic gold medallist) takes on Korea’s Yoon Dong Sik under mixed martial arts rules.

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (USA) vs. Hirotaka Yokoi (Japan)
Makoto Takimoto (Japan) vs. Yoon Dong Sik (Korea)

Additional matches to be announced soon.
Fight card subject to change.

FULLY LOADED premieres on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer’s Choice Canada on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT (including a countdown show at 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT).

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

From the event’s promoter:

MFC 5 ‘USA v JAPAN’ – Final Card Announced!

MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com / Keywords: Mixed Fighting Championship or by calling them at 1-800-736-1420.

MFC poster
‘We have our main event!’ states matchmaker Miguel Iturrate. ‘PRIDE veteran Kazuhiro Hamanaka will be taking on Wilson Gouviea of ATT. Hamamaka fought ‘Nino’ Schembri and Ryan Gracie in PRIDE before joining the Inoki Dojo. He launched a comeback this past weekend, fighting Naito the ADCC qualifier to a draw. That is a very tough fight, and Wilson will also be a very tough fight. Hamanaka is not a fighter that backs down from a challenge, and heading Team Japan on November 5th is his next assignment.

The current card appears below and is subject to final approval by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Current Card – (Subject To Change):

3 ROUNDS / 132 LBS (Ladies):
Tara Larosa (Team ROC, Fayetteville NC) v. Amanda
Buckner (Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)

‘USA versus JAPAN’ – MMA (3 RDS of 5 MIN):

3 ROUNDS / 205 LBS:
Wilson Gouviea (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Kazuhiro
Hamanaka (Inoki Office, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Eddie Alvarez (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v.
Daisuke ’13’ Hanazawa (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka,

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Kurt Pellegrino (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Kazuki
Okubo (U-File, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 155 LBS:
Joey ‘KNOCKDOWN’ Brown (Team Renzo Gracie, NJ) v.
Hiroyuki Abe (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 265 LBS:
Alex Roberts (#3 in Pancrase, Kuju-ken Kaikan /
Justice Management, Tokyo, Japan) v. Jay White (Team
Quest, Portland, OR)

3 ROUNDS / 215 LBS:
Mike Patt (Team Jorge Gurgel JJ, Dayton, OH) v. Yusuke
Masuda (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 130 LBS:
Chris Macgrath (Advanced Fighting Systems, Mahwah, NJ)
v. ‘BJ’ (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 185 LBS:
Jose Rodriguez (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. Yuichirou Tsuchida
(Kuju-ken Kaikan, Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Chris Ligouri (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. ‘Toraji’ (AACC,
Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Stephen Haigh (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v.
Yuji Miyazaki (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka, Japan)


Jason Guida (Team Goyteia, Chicago, IL) v. Pat Stano
(CORE Martial Arts Voorhees, New Jersey)

3 ROUNDS / 195 LBS:
Bristol Marunde (ATT, Seattle, WA) v. Rich Attonito
(Planet JJ, East Hanover, NJ)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Steve Bruno (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Jay Jack
(Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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