Gracie vs Anjo added to Pride Shockwave fightcard

Dec 17, 2004
The match-up of Ryan Gracie versus Yoji Anjo has been added to PRIDE FIGHTING’s SHOCKWAVE fight card. Hailing from Suginami, Japan and claiming Sumo as his fighting style, Anjo is a mixed martial arts veteran. His opponent will be the fiery Ryan Gracie who hails from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and represents Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Gracie is coming off of three straight wins, which includes Shungo Oyama, Kazuhiro Hamanaka, and Ikuhisa “The Punk” Minowa.

Other bouts for SHOCKWAVE include: for the title of undisputed heavyweight Grand Prix Champion of 2004 as well as for the title of PRIDE heavyweight champion … Fedor Emelianenko versus Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira … also, for the first time in mixed martial arts history and under mixed martial arts rules, it will be Olympic gold versus Olympic gold as Japan’s Hidehiko Yoshida (1992 Judo Olympic gold medallist) takes on Rulon Gardner of the United States (2000 Greco Roman Wrestling Olympic gold medallist). Other bouts will feature Wanderlei Silva versus Kazushi Sakuraba, Dan Henderson versus Yuki Kondo, Kevin Randleman versus Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Takanori Gomi versus “Little Evil” Jens Pulver, 2000 Judo Olympic gold medallist Makoto Takimoto versus Henry “Sentoryu” Miller, Stefan Leko versus Ikuhisa “The Punk” Minowa, Paolo “Giant” Silva versus Choi Mu Bae, and Ryo Chonan of Japan versus TBA.

SHOCKWAVE 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 Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 at 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST.


- Fedor Emelianenko (Russia) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil)
(This is a double title match, for both the PRIDE FIGHTING heavyweight championship as well for the title of 2004 Grand Prix heavyweight champion)

- Hidehiko Yoshida (Japan) vs. Rulon Gardner (USA)
- Wanderlei Silva (Brazil) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan)
- Mirko Filipovic “Cro Cop” (Croatia) vs. Kevin Randleman (USA)
- Dan Henderson (USA) vs. Yuki Kondo (Japan)
- Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs. Jens Pulver (USA) Makoto Takimoto (Japan) vs. Henry Miller “Sentoryu” (USA)
- Stefan Leko (Germany) vs. Ikuhisa Minowa (Japan)
- Paolo “Giant” Silva (Brazil) vs. Choi Mu Bae (Korea)
- Yoji Anjo (Japan) vs. Ryan Gracie (Brazil)
- Ryo Chonan (Japan) vs. TBA

Fight card subject to change.
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