PRIDE Announces Three More Matches For Fists Of Fire

Feb 5, 2005
February 4, 2005 TOKYO, Japan – Three more matches have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING’S FISTS OF FIRE fight card: Japan’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 Mauricio “Shogun” Rua … Tom Erickson makes his return to PRIDE versus newcomer Fabricio Werdum of Spain.

Previously announced –the main event will be a clash of fighting styles as striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic takes on wrestler Mark “The Hammer” Coleman. Also on the card, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returns to the ring facing Chute Boxe’s Murilo “Ninja” Rua ... Antonio Rogerio Nogueira of the Brazilian Top Team will go head to head with Golden Glory’s Alistair “Demolition Man” Overeem … and it’s Korea versus Russia as Choi Mu Bae takes on Sergei Kharitonov.

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.


Mirko Filipovic (Croatia) vs. Mark Coleman (USA)
Quinton Jackson (USA) vs. Murilo Rua (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)
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