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Wednesday, Oct 05, 2005

Sakuraba Vs Shamrock, Two Additional Matches Announced For Pride Fighting’s Fully Loaded

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TOKYO, Japan — Three more bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING’S upcoming event, FULLY LOADED, including a match up of legend versus legend as Japan’s Kazushi Sakuraba takes on "The World’s Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock. FULLY LOADED is scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT.

Sakuraba versus Shamrock … a match up between two of the sport’s biggest names, each looking to continue his legend. Sakuraba returns from Brazil having recently trained at the world-renowned Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba, Brazil, home of the biggest rival of his fight career—Wanderlei Silva. Under the watchful eye of coach Rudimar Fedrigo, Sakuraba trained with Silva, Murilo "Ninja" Rua, and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in preparation for one of the most important bouts of his career. Sakuraba’s opponent, Ken Shamrock, makes his return to PRIDE and Japan, the country where he originally built his legendary status as a fighter. A former King of Pancrase, Shamrock last appeared in PRIDE in 2002 facing Don "The Predator" Frye.

Also added to the fight card, Murilo "Ninja" Rua of the Chute Boxe Academy makes his return to the ring taking on Murad Chunkaev of the Chechen Republic (fighting out of Holland’s Golden Glory team) and American Sumo Henry "Sentoryu" Miller battles Brazilian giant "Zulu."

Previously announced matches include the return of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as he takes on Japanese fighter Hirotaka Yokoi … a match up of 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 … the long-awaited rematch between Croatian Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and American Josh "The Babyface Assassin" Barnett … and Cro Cop’s teammate, Fabricio Werdum, against rising heavyweight contender Sergei Kharitonov.

Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (Croatia) vs. Josh Barnett (USA)
Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan) vs. Ken Shamrock (USA)
Sergei Kharitonov (Russia) vs. Fabricio Werdum (Brazil/Spain)
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (USA) vs. Hirotaka Yokoi (Japan)
Murilo "Ninja" Rua (Brazil) vs. Murad Chunkaev (Chechen Republic)
Henry "Sentoryu" Miller (USA) vs. Zulu (Brazil)
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.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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