Gomi vs. Silva Plus Additional Bouts

Announced for Bushido Volume 8

Official Release


July 17, 2005

 Nagoya Rainbow Hall

Nagoya, Japan


TOKYO, Japan – Takanori Gomi versus Jean Silva as well as additional bouts have been announced for

PRIDE FIGHTING’S BUSHIDO VOLUME 8 event. Gomi is 6-0 in BUSHIDO/PRIDE and has won all of his

bouts in impressive fashion, including his last victory versus Luiz Azeredo of the Chute Boxe Academy at

BUSHIDO Volume 7. Now Gomi takes on Azeredo’s teammate, JeanThe White BearSilva, who boasts

a record of 11-2-3. Additional announced matches include Shooto’s Tatsuya Kawajiri (14-2-2) versus

Brazilian Top Team’s LuisBuscape Firmino (10-2), as well as Yosuke Nishijima versus an opponent to

be named. Nishijima is one of Japan’s premiere heavyweight boxers and has a boxing record of 24-2-1 with

15 KO’s.


Previously announced matches include Ryo Chonan versus “The New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni

Joachim Hansen of Norway versus Masakazu Imanari of Japan … Brazil’s Daniel Acacio versus Kazuo

Misaki of Japan … and finally Jyutaro Nakao of Shooting Gym Osaka against MarcusMaximusAurelio

of the USA.


Luiz Azeredo

Luis Firminho


Takanori Gomi

Phil Baroni

Ryo Chonan



PRIDE FC: Bushido Volume 8 Fight Card

Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs. Jean Silva (Brazil)

Ryo Chonan (Japan) vs. Phil Baroni (USA)

Masakazu Imanari (Japan) vs. Joachim Hansen (Norway)

Kazuo Misaki (Japan) vs. Daniel Acacio (Brazil)

Jyutaro Nakao (Japan) vs. Marcus Aurelio (USA)

Tatsuya Kawajiri (Japan) vs. Luis Buscape Firmino (Brazil)

Yosuke Nishijima (Japan) vs. TBA


(Fight Card Subject to Change)

Additional Matches to be Announced Soon

BUSHIDO VOLUME 8 will take place from the Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Japan and is scheduled to debut on

North American pay per view via iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH NETWORK, UrbanXtra, TVN1, VU!, and

Viewer’s Choice Canada.


North American Pay Per View Schedule:

PPV Premiere Date: Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Premiere Time: 7:00 pm PST, 10:00 pm EST

BUSHIDO VOLUME 8 will be available at a reduced rate of $19.95.

For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider or


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