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Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002

Vanderlei Silva To Facemirko “cro Cop” At Pride 20!

Vanderlei Silva to Face
Mirko "Cro Cop" at PRIDE 20!

By Eduardo Alonso

      As the PRIDE 20 card continues to develop, the long rumored and very
awaited battle between PRIDE Middleweight Champion Vanderlei Silva and K1 fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic is bound to headline the April’s PRIDE card. Although the match hasn’t been officially announced yet, chances are very high the fight will happen, as FCF was told today that the fight is already a sure headline for the event. The fight will be a non-title fight, and will have the special "K1 vs. PRIDE" rules, with 5 rounds of 3 minutes each. The weight limit for the fight will be 97KG! And it will be very interesting to see how the Axe Murderer’s agressive style will match with Cro Cop’s amazing striking skills. The Croatian fighter earned his NHB reputation with a TKO win over Japanese Wrestler Kazuiyuki Fujita. The fight with Silva will be the first time that he will face another striker in an NHB match. Vanderlei Silva is reported to be already preparing for the match, we will keep you posted on the latest developments on the next PRIDE card!

Gekkeikan Sake Press Release:

Horin Gekkeikan Sake Stepping
into the Octagon with Randy Couture

World’s best-tasting ultra-premium sake joins forces with America’s No. 1 Heavyweight; Gekkeikan Girls to debut at UFC 36

Randy Couture poster
NEW YORK–In a move that is indicative of mixed martial arts’ growing mainstream popularity, Horin Gekkeikan Sake (www.gekkeikan-sake.com) announced that it is sponsoring heavyweight champion Randy Couture at UFC 36. Known as the "Sake of the Samurai," Gekkeikan is proud to partner with Couture, perhaps the most celebrated warrior in MMA history.

"Randy Couture is a consummate champion who embodies the principles of that our company values," said Sidney Frank, chairman of the Sidney Frank Importing Company, Gekkeikan’s exclusive U.S. importer. "He is an extremely gifted fighter who is renowned for his intelligence, humility, preparation and performance. Similarly, Gekkeikan is a centuries-old company that focuses on quality rather than image, and that’s why it is the top-selling brand in the liquor industry worldwide."

Eighty-two-year-old Sidney Frank is a legend in the liquor industry who built both the Grey Goose Vodka and J

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