Posted On:12/26/2006 8:42pm
Welterweight Bout: Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Kiyoshi Tamura
Welterweight Bout: Akihiro Gono vs. Yuki Kondo
Lightweight Bout: Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki
Lightweight Bout: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gilbert Melendez
Heavyweight Bout: Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Eldar Kurtanidze
Heavyweight Bout: Hidehiko Yoshida vs. James Thompson
Light Heavyweight Bout: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura
Lightweight Bout: Takanori Gomi vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Josh Barnett
Pride Heavyweight Championship Bout: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mark Hunt
Event is the 31st is anyone doesn't know.
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Posted On:12/26/2006 9:15pm
Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Kiyoshi Tamura
Minowa by Sub, don't really care about this one. Or Tamura by flying knee to the nuts.
Akihiro Gono vs. Yuki Kondo
Gono by KO if he decides to press the action.
Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki
This one will be hard, two great guys on the ground with one preferring to stay standing more. Hansen seems to be more well rounded and I see him with the decision.
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gilbert Melendez
Melendez keeps on bringing it, a tough wrestler. Combine that with Kawajiri's normal slow start and you have a decent chance for Melendez to finish early.
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Eldar Kurtanidze
Who? Ironhead by KO.
Hidehiko Yoshida vs. James Thompson
Yoshida 1st round sub unless he decides to stand with the larger Thompson. I'm hoping for a wicked judo throw here. PLEASE!!!
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura
This will be freaking great!!!! Rua by KO.
Takanori Gomi vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Ishida by decision. Yes that's right. Ishida by decision over the Fireball Kid.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Josh Barnett
Same as last time, though I think Josh will finish the kneebar this time and not have his opponent saved by the bell.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mark Hunt
Fedor to ground. Fedor by submission. All hail Lord Fedor.
Posted On:12/26/2006 10:43pm
Style: Systema & BJJ
there are some good fights on here. wouldn't surprise me if one of 'em contend for fight of the year (ex. barnett vs nog, or hansen bs aoki, or kawijiri vs melendez)
altho, its gonna be tough, this year had a TON of great fights
immediate fight that comes to mind....anyone?!?!?!?
Posted On:12/26/2006 10:45pm
i hate how Gomi is not putting his belt on the line....again! WTF
i don't think gomi will lose though. He's learnt his lesson i think.
oh oh, and are we sure fedors fight is back on schedule?!?! 100%?
btw, yeah, tamura and minowa.....WHO CARES!
Gnarly King of Half-Guard
Posted On:12/27/2006 4:37am
Originally Posted by HANKtheTANK
i hate how Gomi is not putting his belt on the line....again!
I'm pretty sure it's a title fight, where have you heard otherwise?
Posted On:12/27/2006 6:52am
MMA Weekly. Nothing on Pride's site though it makes sense that Ishida gets a shot.
Posted On:12/27/2006 11:00am
so fedor is still going to fight with a broken toe?
Last edited by reaper533; 12/27/2006 2:10pm at .
Posted On:12/27/2006 5:39pm
Style: I request to be banned
This looks like an awesome card. It's pretty much guaranteed to have a few great fights, and could turn out to be amazing.
Injury Waiting To Happen
Posted On:12/28/2006 5:18am
Style: Snatch Wrestling
Hunt by KO
Posted On:12/29/2006 3:59am
I think Hunt has a legit shot - I don't think it will be as 1 sided as people think.
Hunt has a hell of a chin and can stand with Fedor - Fedor hasn't really been rocked by someone with Hunts power, and Hunt has power and the speed to deliver it. The one place I can't see Hunt being able to go with Fedor is on the ground - so if Fedor can take him down I say Fedor by sub. I think Fedor will probably have to try to stand it up till late in the 1st round to get him down - Hunts takedown defense is decent and like I said - dude is strong as a bull - but if Fedor can tire Hunt out I think Fedor will work him.
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