"Final Conflict"

2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Final

Match-ups Announced

August 28, 2005

Saitama Super Arena

Saitama, Japan

 

 

PRIDE announced the match-ups for the semi-final round of the middleweight Grand Prix tournament  -

Brazilian Top Team member Ricardo Arona will face defending GP champion Wanderlei Silva (Chute

Boxe) while Chute Boxe stable mate Mauricio Shogun Rua faces Holland's Alistair Overeem (Golden

Glory Gym).

 

Line-up so far (not in fight order):

Fight 1 - Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Semi-Final Bout A

Wanderlei Silva (Brazil) vs. Ricardo Arona (Brazil)

 

Fight 2 - Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Semi-Final Bout B

Mauricio Shogun Rua (Brazil) vs. Alistair Overeem (Holland)

 

Fight 3 - PRIDE Heavyweight Title Bout

Champion Emelianenko Fedor vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic

 

Fight 4 - Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Final

Winner of Semi-Final A vs. Winner of Semi-Final B

 

 

 

Card subject to change

 

 

 

(7/17/05)