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Curly Howard
05-31-2004, 01:09 PM
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THE ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES … CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004

From Dream Stage Entertainment
June 1, 2004

LOS ANGELES, California – The four match ups for the second round of the sixteen-man heavyweight tournament, CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004, have been announced. The event will take place on June 20th, 2004 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on same day delay.

At TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004 in April, sixteen fighters started, now eight remain!

Fight Card:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman
Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring
Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva vs. Naoya Ogawa
Semmy Schilt vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Several more non-tournament matches will be announced soon.
Fight Card Subject to Change.

In the first announced match for the second round of the tournament, reigning PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin “The Monster” Randleman. Emelianenko is one of the hardest hitters in the sport, but besides his heavy hands, he is also technically versed in submissions (he was the 1997 Russian National Judo & Sambo Champion, the 1997 European Sambo Champion and placed first in the 2002 World Sambo Championships in the heavyweight division). In the first round of the tournament, Emelianenko eliminated 2000 Grand Prix champion Mark “The Hammer” Coleman with a lightning quick arm bar from the guard. Now he is set to take on Coleman’s top student and teammate, Kevin Randleman! “The Monster” was a state-wrestling champion in high school and also wrestled for Ohio State University where he was a three-time All-American and two time national champion. Randleman is coming off of one of the biggest upsets in mixed martial arts history after his KO victory over the seemingly invincible Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic during the first round. With Coleman in his corner, Randleman is looking to eliminate another of the tournament favorites in Fedor Emelianenko.

In the second bout, PRIDE FC interim heavyweight champion, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira will take on Heath Herring of Texas. A member of the Brazilian Top Team, Nogueira is one of the finest practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the world. Whether on the ground or standing toe to toe, “Minotauro” can mix it up, peppering his opponents with quick jabs and knees from the clinch. In the first round of the tournament, Nogueira eliminated a very game opponent in Japan’s Hirotaka Yokoi. Fighting out of Holland and representing Team Golden Glory, “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring brings with him a well-balanced arsenal of submissions, strikes, and wrestling. Always a top contender in the heavyweight division, Herring eliminated Japanese fighter Yoshiki Takahashi via KO during the first round of the tournament. Now Herring moves on to possible redemption, as his match with Nogueira is not only to advance in the tournament but also a long-awaited rematch! These two previously met in the ring in 2001 at PRIDE FC: CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS in which Nogueira won via decision in one of the most action-packed heavyweight bouts in PRIDE FC history.

In the third bout, Giant Silva will go head to head with Japanese star Naoya Ogawa. At 7’5” and 528 lbs, Paulo Silva Cesar, better known as “Giant Silva,” is one of the most imposing physical specimens ever to compete in mixed martial arts. With his incredible strength and reach advantage, he constantly poses match-up problems for his opponents. In the first round of the tournament, Silva was very impressive, submitting Sumo wrestler Henry “Sentoryu” Miller. 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 6-0. In the first round of the tournament, Ogawa eliminated K-1 striker Stefan Leko by choke.

In the final tournament bout of the night, Russia’s Sergei Kharitonov will face Dutchman Semmy Schilt. Kharitonov hails from Moscow, Russia and this undefeated fighter (8-0) has quietly made his presence felt in mixed martial arts; in his two PRIDE FC appearances he was impressive, armbarring both of his opponents (Jason Nobunaga and L.A. Giant). In the first round of the tournament, Kharitonov completely dismantled the dangerous Murilo “Ninja” Rua via KO. The pride of Holland, the nearly seven-foot tall Semmy Schilt is an expert kick boxer who uses his reach advantage to cause havoc in mixed martial arts. Schilt is devastating on his feet, often using a massive barrage of punches, kicks, and knees to overwhelm his opponents. Thus far during his career, this Golden Glory team member has won the titles of Hokutoki DaiDoyuko Champion and King of Pancrase. In the first round of the tournament, Schilt dispatched “Big” Gan McGee via arm bar.

The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

PRIDE FC 16-Man Heavyweight Tournament

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: CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 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, June 20th, 2004. The premiere 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.

Participants and fight card are subject to change.

For more information on PRIDE FC, visit pridefc.com!

realkaps
05-31-2004, 01:22 PM
That looks pretty decent, cant wait for Jackson Vs. Arona.....

Curly Howard
05-31-2004, 01:39 PM
Heath Herring vs. Sergei Kharitonov looks like a great match

realkaps
05-31-2004, 01:42 PM
I was think about that too, minus Silva/Ogawa and Hunt/Yoshida, this card looks awesome.......

Kempo Chris
05-31-2004, 07:42 PM
god will prevail

Piedra
05-31-2004, 07:54 PM
Lets see if Kevin makes the miracle.

allmmafan21
06-01-2004, 04:00 AM
i want to see the big upset with Sergei Kharitonov winning it all:)

GeNeRaL
06-01-2004, 12:41 PM
Fedor
Ogawa
Nog
Kharitonov

Yoshida
Rampage
Sak

Curly Howard
06-02-2004, 01:54 PM
ok I got some bad info. That is now the official line up from DSE. Sorry about the mix up.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman
Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring
Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva vs. Naoya Ogawa
Semmy Schilt vs. Sergei Kharitonov

GeNeRaL
06-02-2004, 02:23 PM
In that case...

Fedor
Nog
Ogawa
kharitonov

(still the same picks)

Kempo Chris
06-02-2004, 03:16 PM
The card thus far

Regular Matches

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Nino Schembri

Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Mark Hunt

These two fight for a shot at the Wanderleis title

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Ricardo Arona

Grand Prix matches

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman

Naoya Ogawa vs. Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva

Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring

Semmy Schilt vs. Sergei Kharitonov

handjobs4dollars
06-02-2004, 03:22 PM
Sakuaraba is god. I hope he is nice and rested up.

Bluecifer
06-02-2004, 03:35 PM
I'm looking forward to this card.

GeNeRaL
06-02-2004, 03:35 PM
arona has won against some tough names...but why does he sit out for a year and a half and have one fight to get a title shot? maybe im wrong here but it just doesnt seem right.

Bluecifer
06-02-2004, 03:39 PM
This match has been brewing for a while, I'm looking forward to it. Arona has a very technical style, I think he'll decision both Quinton and Wandy if Pride doesn't screw him..

Nuno
06-02-2004, 04:03 PM
I can't wait for this card.

Fedor
Nog
Ogawa
Schilt
Sakuraba
Yoshida
Arona

Curly Howard
06-03-2004, 12:10 AM
From Dream Stage Entertainment
June 2, 2004
LOS ANGELES, California – Three additional matches have been announced for CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004, which will take place on June 20th, 2004 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on same day delay. These matches are non-tournament matches.

For the rank of #1 middleweight:
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (USA) vs. Ricardo Arona (Brazil)
The winner of this match will be positioned for a title shot in October 2004

Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan) vs. Antonio “Nino” Schembri (Brazil)
Hidehiko Yoshida (Brazil) vs. Mark Hunt (New Zealand)

Tournament Matches:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman
Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira vs. “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring
Paulo Cesar “Giant” Silva vs. Naoya Ogawa
Semmy Schilt vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Fight Card Subject to Change.

The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

PRIDE FC 16-Man Heavyweight Tournament

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: CRITICAL COUNTDOWN 2004 will premiere on North American pay per view through iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and Viewer’s Choice Canada on Sunday, June 20th, 2004. The premiere 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.

For more information on PRIDE FC, visit pridefc.com!

The Golden Bear
06-03-2004, 09:26 AM
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson - GOTTA LOVE THE BLACK MAN. Plus i need to see teh Wandy Rampy rematch.

Kazushi Sakuraba - Nino got lucky last time. No dice this time, Elvis.

Mark Hunt - I think this will be a cool fight. I think that Hunts size will be too much for Yoshida. Hunt with strikes.

Fedor Emelianenko - If anyone can beat Fedor right now its Kevin, but i think Fedor will win.

Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira Damn, i love Heath, but we seen this fight alredy. Same result.

Naoya Ogawa - that is one big Japanese dude. But size is no issue here. Ogawa should take this. If not, the gods are false.

Sergei Kharitonov - nuff said. Too bad, i like Semmy. But Sergi looks bad ass.

Piedra
06-06-2004, 04:52 PM
Revenge time for Heath Herring, if I want a fighter to win that's Heath Herring. Some knees a la Mark Kerr could make the difference.

VulgarTheClown
06-08-2004, 07:16 PM
who is schilt replacing?

Fallout
06-08-2004, 07:26 PM
I think Randleman just might beat Fedor if history is on his side. Everyone that fought and defeated Coleman lost when they fought Randleman.

GeNeRaL
06-10-2004, 10:54 AM
who is schilt replacing?
he won his match in round one of the GP. He is replacing nobody.

VulgarTheClown
06-14-2004, 02:30 PM
no schilt's fight was for a replacement spot.

is ogawa on the card

PhatBoy
06-16-2004, 08:46 AM
My picks are:

Sakuraba
Yoshida
Rampage


Fedor
Ogawa
Herring is going to pull out a surprise win
Kharitonov

realkaps
06-16-2004, 03:37 PM
Sakuraba - He will maul Nino.
Yoshi - He will have little trouble subbing Mark Hunt
Rampage - Rampage will win with strikes later in the fight.
Fedor - I'm thinkin we may see more subs from him.
Ogawa - I hate this guy
Nog - Nog will take another well deserved decision.
Shilt - I think the reach will be too difficult for Kharitonov to overcome..

Mr. Beelzebub
06-16-2004, 06:00 PM
Sakuraba by decision.
Yoshida by sub
Arona by lay and pray
Giant Silva with the upset, probably by haymaker TKO.
Semmy Schilt by TKO
Nogueira by Sub
Fedor by TKO

The Golden Bear
06-18-2004, 02:15 AM
i guess i am the only one picking Hunt?

handjobs4dollars
06-20-2004, 02:07 AM
For the rank of #1 middleweight:
Rampage
Sakuraba
Hunt
Fedor
Herring
Ogawa
Kharitonov

realkaps
06-21-2004, 10:56 AM
6-1....

Squezze
06-21-2004, 01:36 PM
6-1 for me too. I picked the Schilt/Kharitonov fight wrong.

realkaps
06-21-2004, 01:40 PM
Same here....

Nuno
06-21-2004, 04:45 PM
I can't wait for this card.

Fedor
Nog
Ogawa
Schilt
Sakuraba
Yoshida
Arona

5-2

GeNeRaL
06-21-2004, 04:57 PM
7 and 0 for me....guess there's a first time for everything :)

GeNeRaL
06-21-2004, 05:01 PM
no schilt's fight was for a replacement spot.

is ogawa on the card
sorry i didnt see this till now .. but once again, no. he's not a replacement. :)

Mr. Beelzebub
06-21-2004, 05:21 PM
Sakuraba by decision.
Yoshida by sub
Arona by lay and pray
Giant Silva with the upset, probably by haymaker TKO.
Semmy Schilt by TKO
Nogueira by Sub
Fedor by TKO

4 out of 7

The Golden Bear
06-21-2004, 08:35 PM
6 - 1.. damn you yoshida.