Pride FC News
|More bouts announced for Pride Bushido. They just added 4 more lightweight fights in addition to the quarterfinal matches in the welterwight Grand Prix tournament on August 26th.|
Tatsuya Kawajiri (17-3-2) vs. Chris "The Westside Strangler" Brennan (18-10-1)
Gilbert Melendez (10-0-0) vs. Nobuhiro Obiya (6-0-1)
Shinya Aoki (5-2-0) vs. Jason Black (20-1-1)
Hatsu Hioki (9-1-1) vs. Jeff "The Big Frog" Curran (23-7-1)
For the Welterweights, the fights are as follows:
Dan "Hollywood" Henderson (20-4-0) vs. Kazuo Misaki (16-6-2)
Ryo "Piranha" Chonan (12-6-0) vs. Paulo Filho (12-0-0)
Gegard Mousasi (13-1-1) vs. Akihiro Gono (25-11-7)
Denis Kang (22-7-1) vs. Amar Suloev (21-5-0)
And 1 other fight has been announced.
Eric "Butterbean" Esch (6-1-1) vs. Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa (33-24-8)
The last fight between the Punk and Butterbean ought to be interesting. If you remember back to K-1 Dynamite in 2003, Genki "Neo Samurai" Sudo submitted Butterbean with a heel hook. So we will see if Butterbean has worked on his ground game since then....