Cro Cop vs. Barnett, Kharitonov vs. Werdum

Announced For PRIDE Fighting's Fully Loaded

Official Release

October 23, 2005

Saitama Super Arena

Saitama, Japan



TOKYO, Japan -

Two more titanic match ups have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING’S upcoming event, FULLY

LOADED, which is scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Monday, October 24th, 2005

at 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT.


The first is a long-awaited rematch between Croatian MirkoCro CopFilipovic and American JoshThe

Babyface Assassin Barnett. The two originally fought back on October 31, 2004 at HIGH OCTANE with

Cro Cop taking the win via submission in only 46 seconds. However, the submission came after Barnett

sustained a major shoulder injury. Now healthy again, Barnett looks for revenge, while Cro Cop looks to re-

establish himself in the heavyweight rankings.


The second bout pits Cro Cop’s teammate, Fabricio Werdum, against rising heavyweight contender

Sergei Kharitonov. Undefeated thus far in his mixed martial arts career, Werdum has garnered wins

against Roman Zentsov and TomBig CatErickson. His opponent, Sergei Kharitonov has been nothing

short of impressive in his PRIDE career including destructive victories over PedroThe Rock Rizzo and

MuriloNinja Rua. In addition, Kharitonov advanced to the semi-finals of the 2004 heavyweight Grand Prix

tournament, losing only to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a tough decision. Kharitonov now looks to

establish himself as the top contender to Fedor Emelianenko’s heavyweight title.



 Cro Cop vs. Barnett


Kharitonov vs. Werdum


Previously announced matches include the return of Quinton RampageJackson as he takes on

Japanese fighter Hirotaka Yokoi and a match up of judo legend against judo legend as Japan’s Makoto

Takimoto (Olympic gold medallist) takes on Korea’s Yoon Dong Sik under mixed martial arts rules.



Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic (Croatia) vs. Josh Barnett (USA)

Sergei Kharitonov (Russia) vs. Fabricio Werdum (Brazil/Spain)

QuintonRampage Jackson (USA) vs. Hirotaka Yokoi (Japan)

Makoto Takimoto (Japan) vs. Yoon Dong Sik (Korea)


Additional matches to be announced soon.
Fight card subject to change.


FULLY LOADED premieres on North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK,

UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer’s Choice Canada on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 10:00 pm ET, 7:00

pm PT (including a countdown show at 9:30pm ET, 6:30pm PT).


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