Tamura Versus Makhmud Added To Fists Of Fire!

Official Release


February 20, 2005

Saitama Super Arena - 4pm

Saitama, Japan


 TOKYO, Japan –

Kiyoshi Tamura versus Aliev Makhmud has been added to PRIDE FIGHTING’S FISTS OF FIRE fight

card.  A mixed martial arts veteran, Tamura is one of Japan’s heroes and is making his return to the PRIDE

ring.  Makhmud is fighting out of Azerbaydzhan and boasts in impressive wrestling background. 


Previously announced matches include – a main event featuring clashing styles as striker MirkoCro Cop

Filipovic takes on wrestler MarkThe HammerColemanQuintonRampage Jackson returns to the

ring facing Chute Boxe’s Murilo NinjaRua ...  Antonio Rogerio Nogueira of the Brazilian Top Team will

go head to head with Golden Glory’s AlistairDemolition ManOvereem … it’s Korea versus Russia as

Choi Mu Bae takes on Sergei KharitonovJapan’s up and coming heavyweight, Hirotaka Yokoi, will

take on the leader of the Brazilian Top Team, Mario Sperry … mixed martial arts veteran Hiromitsu

Kanehara goes head to head with Chute Boxe star MauricioShogunRua … and TomBig Cat

Erickson makes his return to PRIDE versus newcomer Fabricio Werdum of Spain.


FISTS OF FIRE will take place from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North

American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, Vu!, and Viewer’s Choice on Friday,

February 25th, 2005 at 10:00pm EST, 7:00pm PST. 




 MirkoCro CopFilipovic (Croatia) vs. MarkThe HammerColeman (USA)

QuintonRampageJackson (USA) vs. MuriloNinjaRua (Brazil)

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Brazil) vs. Alistair Overeem (Holland)

Choi Mu Bae (Korea) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (Russia)

Igor Vovchanchyn (Ukraine) vs. Yoshiki Takahashi (Japan) 

Hirotaka Yokoi (Japan) vs. Mario Sperry (Brazil)

Hiromitsu Kanehara (Japan) vs. MauricioShogunRua

TomBig CatErickson (USA) vs. Fabricio Werdum (Spain)

Kiyoshi Tamura (Japan) vs. Aliev Makhmud (Azerbaydzhan)


Fightcard subject to change.



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