PRIDE FC

2005 Middleweight Grand Prix

Three Fighters Added

April 23, 2005

Osaka Dome

Osaka, Japan

 

 

PRIDE has announced that Kevin Randleman, Alistair Overeem, and Vitor Belfort have all been added

to the middleweight Grand Prix scheduled to start on April 23rd in Osaka, Japan. Randleman last appeared

on PRIDE's December 31st card (fight 7) while Overeem recently participated at PRIDE 29 (fight 8). Belfort

last participated in UFC 51 (fight 9). Only two fighters are left to be announced to set the field of 16

participants.

 

Line-up:

Fight 1 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Wanderlei Silva vs. Hidehiko Yoshida

 

Scheduled to participate in Middleweight GP tournament:

- Kevin Randleman - added

- Alistair Overeem - added

- Vitor Belfort - added

- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

- Dan Henderson

- Yuki Kondo

- Kazuhiro Nakamura

- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

- Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

- Kazushi Sakuraba

- Igor Vovchanchyn

- Winner of the Four-man tournament at Bushido on April 3rd between:

  Amar Suloev, Paulo Filho, Dean Lister, and Akira Shoji

- Two Fighters still TBA

 

 

Card subject to change

 

 

 

(3/21/05)