PRIDE FC

2005 Middleweight Grand Prix

16-Man Tournament Set

April 23, 2005

Osaka Dome

Osaka, Japan

 

 

PRIDE has announced the full line-up for their middleweight Grand Prix - Added to the card is Brazilian Top

Team member Ricardo Arona - Arona will face Dean Lister, who won entrance into the GP with his

Bushido win this past Sunday (April 3rd). These two will also meet in a grappling Super Fight at the Abu

Dhabi World Submission Wrestling Championships in May. All GP bouts will be three rounds - first round is

10 minutes, second and third rounds are five minutes each.

 

Line-up (not in fight order):

Fight 1 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Wanderlei Silva vs. Hidehiko Yoshida

 

Fight 2 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

 

Fight 3 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Dan Henderson

 

Fight 4 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Igor Vovchanchyn vs. Yuki Kondo

 

Fight 5 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Kevin Randleman vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura

 

Fight 6 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout - added

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Yoon Dong-Sik

 

Fight 7 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout - added

Alistair Overeem vs. Vitor Belfort

 

Fight 8 -  Middleweight GP Tournament Bout - added

Dean Lister vs. Ricardo Arona

 

 

Card subject to change

 

 

 

(4/5/05)