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ANOTHER FIGHTER ANNOUNCED FOR PRIDE GRAND PRIX
Pride continues to fine tune their lineup for their upcoming card. Yesterday they released this information to the Japanese press and Scott Petersen reports from Japan that Naoya Ogawa will be in the field.
Ogawa is undefeated in MMA competition with wins over Gary Goodridge & Masaaki Satake in Pride. His last fight was a win over pro wrestler Matt Ghaffari at the UFO-Legend show almost 2 years ago.
Here are the projected 16 fighters that will be competing. It looks like Pride will release the official information later in the week.
1st round Possible matches
Mark Coleman vs. Fedor Emelianenko
Kevin Randleman vs. Mirko Filipovic
Heath Herring vs. Ron Waterman
Don Frye vs. Yoshihiki Takahashi
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Paulo Silva Cesar
RE: ANOTHER FIGHTER ANNOUNCED FOR PRIDE GRAND PRIX
I saw Ogawa wrestle Dan Severn on an indy wrestling show in Michigan. It cracks me up how Pride keeps throwing these pro wrestlers into the slaughter. On a related note, I heard "Dr. Death" Steve Williams recently fought in a K-1 match, and lost in under a minute. He's 43 years old, and revealed 2 days later that he had throat cancer, and only took the fight for the payoff to help cover expenses for his treatment.
RE:ANOTHER FIGHTER ANNOUNCED FOR PRIDE GRAND PRIX
he probably didn't even train for the fight. my hat goes off to him though, to go in there and take a beating so he could improve his health. more power to him. [img]i/expressions/beer.gif[/img]