View Full Version : Confirmed GP matches!!!!!!!READ!!!!


Nuno
07-21-2003, 09:00 AM
http://www.so-net.ne.jp/pride/

I can't read japanese but those pictures tell 1000 words........GP is gonna be the Shiznit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nuno
07-21-2003, 09:07 AM
OK...This is better.....

Pride has officially announced the following non-tournament heavyweight matches for its August 10th show:

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Ricco Rodriguez


Emelianenko Fedor vs. Gary Goodridge

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Igor Vovchanchyn


MMAWeekly can report that Ricco Rodriguez is taking this fight in Pride as a representative of the UFC. He has not left the UFC. Additionally, there is still a possibility that Pride will add one more fight to the line-up, for a total of eight fights. If that happens, the two most heavily-rumored fights are Ryan Gracie vs. Daiju Takase and Heath Herring vs. Mark Coleman (or Herring vs. someone else).

Fedor vs. Goodridge will reportedly be a non-title match and has all the potential to be a great fight, like Fedor vs. Fujita. Fedor is tentatively scheduled to defend his title against someone on Pride's November 9th card (which will also feature the Grand Prix semi-finals and finals), but it's not known who it will be. It could be whoever looks more impressive in their August fights out of Minotauro and Cro Cop, and it would almost certainly be Goodridge getting the next title shot if he is able to beat Fedor in a non-title fight.

This is probably the best line-up ever for an MMA event, at least on paper. Both Pride and the UFC are looking like they're going to have absolutely stacked cards from now until the end of the year. It's certainly a great time to be a fan of MMA.

realkaps
07-21-2003, 09:43 AM
Sweet deal. Card of the year.....

Tanner Rhoden
07-21-2003, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by kaps
Sweet deal. Card of the year.....

Whoremaster B
07-21-2003, 10:32 AM
Nog vs. Ricco?

Ive never thought about that match up.

Ill get back to ya.

realkaps
07-21-2003, 10:37 AM
Crazy Grapplin yo.....

Nuno
07-21-2003, 12:08 PM
Hey, Kaps...rename this thread...add "make your predictions" to the title...

My picks are....

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Wanderlei Silva - Wanderlei by TKO
Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Hidehiko Yoshida - Yodhida by Sub
Quinton Jackson vs. Ricardo Arona - Rampage by TKO
Chuck Liddell vs Alistair Overeem - Overeem by suprise KO
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Ricco Rodriguez - Nog by JD
Emelianenko Fedor vs. Gary Goodridge - Fedor by TKO
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Igor Vovchanchyn - Mirko by TKO

realkaps
07-21-2003, 12:37 PM
I am going to wait about a week then make that thread. Just to be sure that no fights will be added and all of these are confirmed...

Nuno
07-21-2003, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by kaps
I am going to wait about a week then make that thread. Just to be sure that no fights will be added and all of these are confirmed...

cool

The Golden Bear
07-21-2003, 04:27 PM
man o man. looks great.

lightweight
07-21-2003, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Nuno
My picks are....

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Wanderlei Silva - Wanderlei by TKO
Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Hidehiko Yoshida - Yodhida by Sub
Quinton Jackson vs. Ricardo Arona - Rampage by TKO
Chuck Liddell vs Alistair Overeem - Overeem by suprise KO
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Ricco Rodriguez - Nog by JD
Emelianenko Fedor vs. Gary Goodridge - Fedor by TKO
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Igor Vovchanchyn - Mirko by TKO

I agree, but I think Goodridge has the style to possibly pull off an upset against Fedor......still picking the champ though.

jstkillintime247
07-22-2003, 02:44 PM
this event will be the best eva

The Ensanity
07-22-2003, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Nuno
Hey, Kaps...rename this thread...add "make your predictions" to the title...

My picks are....

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Wanderlei Silva - Wanderlei by TKO
Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Hidehiko Yoshida - Yodhida by Sub
Quinton Jackson vs. Ricardo Arona - Rampage by TKO
Chuck Liddell vs Alistair Overeem - Overeem by suprise KO
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Ricco Rodriguez - Nog by JD
Emelianenko Fedor vs. Gary Goodridge - Fedor by TKO
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Igor Vovchanchyn - Mirko by TKO Agreed...except for the Liddel match


Chuch will win...without a doubt

Thanos
07-22-2003, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Nuno
Hey, Kaps...rename this thread...add "make your predictions" to the title...

My picks are....

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Wanderlei Silva - Wanderlei by TKO
Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Hidehiko Yoshida - Yodhida by Sub
Quinton Jackson vs. Ricardo Arona - Rampage by TKO
Chuck Liddell vs Alistair Overeem - Overeem by suprise KO
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Ricco Rodriguez - Nog by JD
Emelianenko Fedor vs. Gary Goodridge - Fedor by TKO
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Igor Vovchanchyn - Mirko by TKO

Sounds about right to me, except I expect Nog to put Ricco away via sub after owning him in the standup.

DragonZero
07-25-2003, 04:44 AM
that's the best card i've seen in years

Bluecifer
07-25-2003, 01:08 PM
Or ever.

Nuno
07-25-2003, 01:11 PM
Damn skippy!!!!!!!!!!!!BEST CARD EVA!!!!!!!!