Bout Change For
Bushido Volume 7


May 22, 2005

Ariake Colosseum

Tokyo, Japan


TOKYO, Japan – Two fighters have been forced to drop out of PRIDE FIGHTING’S BUSHIDO VOLUME 7

event.  Brazilian Top Team’s Luis Buscape Firminho, who was set to face Hayato Mach Sakurai,

has a severe pneumonia and will be unable to fight.  Ryuki Ueyama of Japan, who was set to face Milton

Vieira, has contracted phlegmon in his left knee and will not recover in time for the event.


As Sakurai and Vieira are similar in weight, both fighters will now fight each other.
Previously announced bouts include Takanori Gomi (Japan) versus Luiz Azeredo (Brazil), “The New York

Bad Ass” Phil Baroni (USA) versus Ikuhisa The Punk Minowa (Japan), Taisho (Japan) versus Jens

Pulver (USA),  Dokonjyonosuke Mishima (Japan) versus Yves Edwards (USA), Akihiro Gono (Japan)

versus Crosley Gracie (Brazil).   


BUSHIDO VOLUME 7 will take place from the Ariake Coliseum in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North

American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer’s

Choice Canada.  


North American Pay Per View Schedule:

DIRECTV, DISH Network, and TVN: Friday, June 3rd, 2005 @ 7:00 pm PST, 10:00 pm EST iNDEMAND:

Sunday, June 5th, 2005 @ 6:00 pm PST, 9:00 pm EST 



Fight Card
Ryo Chonan (Japan) vs. Nino "Elvis" Schembri (Brazil)

Yoshiro Maeda (Japan) vs. Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett (USA)

Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs. Luiz Azeredo (Brazil)

Phil Baroni (USA) vs. Ikuhisa The Punk Minowa (Japan)

Hayato Mach Sakurai (Japan) vs. Milton Vieira (Brazil)

Taisho (Japan) vs. Jens Pulver (USA)

Dokonjyonosuke Mishima (Japan) vs. Yves Edwards (USA)

Akihiro Gono (Japan) vs. Crosley Gracie (Brazil)

Tatsuya Kawajiri (Japan) vs. TBA


Additional Matches to be Announced Soon.

(Fight Card Subject to Change)
BUSHIDO VOLUME 7 will be available at a reduced rate of $19.95.

For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or 


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