2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament - Second Round

Takimoto, Tamura, Magomedov, "Cro Cop" Added

June 26, 2005

Saitama Super Arena

Saitama, Japan



PRIDE has added two more bouts to their June 26th event - 2000 Olympic Judo Gold Medalist

(81kg\178.57lbs) and PRIDE Shockwave 2004 single fight winner Makoto Takimoto will face PRIDE

veteran Kiyoshi Tamura, while M-1 veteran Ibragim Magomedov battles fan favorite Mirko "Cro Cop"

Filipovic. This event will also feature the second round of the 2005 middleweight Grand Prix. All GP bouts

will be three rounds - first round is 10 minutes, second and third rounds are five minutes each.


Line-up (not in fight order):

Fight 1 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Igor Vovchanchyn (Ukraine) vs. Alistair Overeem (Holland)


Fight 2 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Brazil) vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (Brazil)


Fight 3 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Wanderlei Silva (Brazil) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan)


Fight 4 - Middleweight GP Tournament Bout

Kazushi Sakuraba (Japan) vs. Ricardo Arona (Brazil)


Fight 5 - Heavyweight Bout

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil) vs. Pawel Nastula (Poland)


Fight 6 - Heavyweight Bout

Sergei Kharitonov (Russia) vs. Pedro Rizzo (Brazil)


Fight 7 - Middleweight Bout - Added

Kiyoshi Tamura (Japan) vs. Makoto Takimoto (Japan)


Fight 8- Heavyweight Bout - Added

Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (Croatia) vs. Ibragim Magomedov (Russia)




Card subject to change