View Full Version : Pride GP Opening Round is Finalized


Tanner Rhoden
04-14-2004, 09:47 AM
http://www.so-net.ne.jp/pride/events/pride_gp_2004/fighter.html

1. Giant Silva vs. Sentoryu(Miller)
2. Sergei Kharitonov vs. Murilo Ninja Rua
3. Yoshiki Takahashi vs. Heath Herring
4. Emelianenko Fedor vs. Mark Coleman
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Hiro Yokoi
6. Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic vs. Kevin Randleman
7. Naoya Ogawa vs. Stefan Leko

Ron Waterman and Gan McGee have been listed as the alternates

Curly Howard
04-14-2004, 09:51 AM
Did they scrap the 8th fight or are they calling Waterman and McGee the 15th and 16th man?

lightweight
04-14-2004, 09:55 AM
Looks like some solid matches.

Tanner Rhoden
04-14-2004, 09:56 AM
Damn, didn't notice that......wish I could read that crazy Japanese talk.....I'll go ask someone who can.

Curly Howard
04-14-2004, 09:58 AM
I wouldn't want to face Sergei Kharitonov. He could be a spoiler in this. I only saw him fight ***** tits but I read in a few places that he's the real deal.

Tanner Rhoden
04-14-2004, 10:00 AM
Yeah, he and Ninja = fireworks!!

Best overal match up in the opening round, IMO.

I have a weird feeling that Coleman v.s. Fedor is going to decide who wins this tournament though. If Fedor wins....I pick him to win the whole thing......if Coleman wins....I pick Nog to win the whole thing.

Curly Howard
04-14-2004, 10:20 AM
I just translated 9834934843 Japanese web sites and they all say the same card. With Pride you can't be 100% sure until Bas Rutten comes on TV and tells us for sure.

The Ensanity
04-14-2004, 11:59 AM
Im HIGHLY dissappointed n the Miller/Silva match. I thought they were going to be feeder fish...oh well, the rest of the card looks great

Bluecifer
04-14-2004, 01:24 PM
I was kinda looking forward to Herring vs. Waterman, I think that would've been an interesting match up. I bet Ninja vs. Sergei will kick ass though.

GeNeRaL
04-14-2004, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by The Ensanity
Im HIGHLY dissappointed n the Miller/Silva match. I thought they were going to be feeder fish...oh well, the rest of the card looks great

and feeder fish they will be for some lucky guy in round 2

Squezze
04-14-2004, 01:47 PM
There's gotta be a fight missing in there. Who is missing?

Piedra
04-14-2004, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Tanner Rhoden
Yeah, he and Ninja = fireworks!!

Best overal match up in the opening round, IMO.

I have a weird feeling that Coleman v.s. Fedor is going to decide who wins this tournament though. If Fedor wins....I pick him to win the whole thing......if Coleman wins....I pick Nog to win the whole thing.

I agree with you the best match up is the one with Ninja, but it wouldn't be surprising if Coleman makes it again.

Mr. Beelzebub
04-14-2004, 11:19 PM
Kharitonov is pretty good...I think Ninja is not gonna make it to round 2.

Curly Howard
04-15-2004, 12:01 AM
From Dream Stage Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, California – Seven match ups have been announced for the sixteen man heavyweight tournament, TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004, which will take place on April 25 th , 2004 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan . The event is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on same day delay.

In addition, a new participant has been added to the card---Naoya Ogawa. The 6'4”, 253-pound Ogawa is a silver medallist in Judo (at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games) and brings in a mixed martial arts record of 5-0.



Fight Card:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mark “The Hammer” Coleman

Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. Hirotaka Yokoi

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman

“The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring vs. Yoshiki Takahashi

Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Naoya Ogawa vs. Stefan “Blitz” Leko

Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva vs. Henry “Sentoryu” Miller



Previously announced participant Ron “H20” Waterman is still on the fightcard. The remaining participants and match-ups for the opening round will be announced shortly.



The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

PRIDE FC 16-Man Heavyweight Tournament

TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004
April 25, 2004
Saitama Super Arena
(Opening Round)

CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004
June 20, 2004
Saitama Super Arena
(Second Round)

FINAL CONFLICT 2004
August 15, 2004
Saitama Super Arena
(Semi-Finals and Finals)



PRIDE FC: TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004 will premiere on North American pay per view through iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, Bell Express Vu, and Viewer's Choice Canada on Sunday, April 25 th , 2004. The p remiere time is 9:00pm EST , 6:00pm PST and the count down show is at 8:30pm EST , 5:30pm PST . For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or pridefc.com.

GeNeRaL
04-15-2004, 12:55 AM
ahh so there is one vacancy to fill....

waterbottle213
04-15-2004, 01:14 AM
whos is this hiro yoki fighter. is he any good.

Squezze
04-15-2004, 01:24 AM
Two vacancys to fill. McGee is on the card as well. My guess is Don Frye and hopefully Tim Sylvia.

The Ensanity
04-15-2004, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by waterbottle213
whos is this hiro yoki fighter. is he any good. 10-0

good sub fighter. i heard he is a tough cookie

GeNeRaL
04-15-2004, 12:30 PM
not sure where you see 2 vacancies open if this is true as stated above...

Fight Card:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mark “The Hammer” Coleman

Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. Hirotaka Yokoi

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman

“The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring vs. Yoshiki Takahashi

Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Naoya Ogawa vs. Stefan “Blitz” Leko

Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva vs. Henry “Sentoryu” Miller



Previously announced participant Ron “H20” Waterman is still on the fightcard. The remaining participants and match-ups for the opening round will be announced shortly.

That looks to me like 7 matches and ron waterman. you'd have to throw one more person in the mix for an even 8 matches and 16 competitors. they cant possibly have an odd number of competitors.

Leather
04-15-2004, 03:09 PM
Honestly, I don't see a clear winner in Fedor's fight and Randleman vs Mirko can be one of the most brutal fights of this years, the same thing I think of Rua vs Kharitonov....

WTF happens with Heath and Leko??? It looks like they (Pride) want them to pass the first combats. I wouldn't like to see them fighting against other fighters....

waterbottle213
04-15-2004, 09:15 PM
yea, same here. its either gonna be coleman by ground and pound or fedor by ground and pound. i think cro cop is gonna KO randleman just like liddell did.

Squezze
04-16-2004, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by GeNeRaL
not sure where you see 2 vacancies open if this is true as stated above...

Fight Card:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mark “The Hammer” Coleman

Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. Hirotaka Yokoi

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman

“The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring vs. Yoshiki Takahashi

Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Naoya Ogawa vs. Stefan “Blitz” Leko

Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva vs. Henry “Sentoryu” Miller



Previously announced participant Ron “H20” Waterman is still on the fightcard. The remaining participants and match-ups for the opening round will be announced shortly.

That looks to me like 7 matches and ron waterman. you'd have to throw one more person in the mix for an even 8 matches and 16 competitors. they cant possibly have an odd number of competitors.


Ron Waterman and Gan McGee (even though he hasn't been "offically" announced) are alternate fighters. Meaning they're not in the main draw. Hence, two openings.

GeNeRaL
04-16-2004, 10:49 AM
ahh.. i guess all the facts weren't in this thread. my bad. i was going off this threads speculation that they were alternates, and tanners official post with pride saying that ron waterman is on the card.