Grand Prix Update

Discussion in 'MMA' started by Lucharaan, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Lucharaan

    Lucharaan New Member

    For PRIDE's 2005 tournament, ther were a few changes. Kevin Randleman who is back down to 204, will be in. Vitor Belfort is another candidate as is Alistair Overeem.

    So just imagine, Vitor VS Wanderlei, maybe even Igor VS Randleman. :D
  2. Sever

    Sever Valued Member

    Excellent! :D I really hope Vitor can get his head in the game and keep it there to fight Silva - even though he's arguably the most inconsistent fighter in MMA, I'm a big fan of his and firmly believe when he's on, he can take anyone, even Silva again. I'm really excited about both Pride GP's this year, they're both shaping up to be great
  3. Yukimushu

    Yukimushu MMA addict

    Not so long ago, DSE mentioned that they'd like to organise a Vitor vs Silva 2 fight.

    And no doubt they'll organise another Silva vs Sakuraba fight as it appears the Japanese crowed really want to see it happen.
  4. Goju

    Goju Yellow Belt

    when does it come on ppv?
  5. Lucharaan

    Lucharaan New Member

    Some time around the 16th of April
  6. faster than you

    faster than you Valued Member

    hopefully, we'll see another prime example of the boxing blast from vitor.
  7. Goju

    Goju Yellow Belt

    might as well not start my own thread for this...

    I havent seen much of any of the mentioned fighters, but I know who they are. Will this event be worth paying for?

    who do you think will win the fights mentioned above? why?


    Couture or Lidell? whos taking it? why?
  8. Goju

    Goju Yellow Belt

    Im bored anyway, I am starting a new thread about Lidell and Couture!
  9. Lucharaan

    Lucharaan New Member

    Well yea it'll be worth payin for, I guess I'm more biased toward PRIDE, I just cant stand the way UFC guys mouth off to each other any more. Their trash talking is more exciting than their fights. That's why I love it when they fight the PRIDE guys.
  10. Goju

    Goju Yellow Belt

    I've never seen a full ufc event, but I ordered Pride's "Fists of Fire" a little while ago and really enjoyed it.
  11. andrewS

    andrewS Banned Banned

    I don't hold too much hope in Vitor...

    He's on Big Brother.. if it's not that, his sister is missing.. not his sister, his brother is missing... if it's none of them, his head isn't in the game... if his head is in the game, it's his cardio letting him down.
  12. Yukimushu

    Yukimushu MMA addict

    Pride is definatly the better event between the two. Much better fighters, and the crowd are superb.
  13. Yukimushu

    Yukimushu MMA addict

    Vitor Belfort will not be fighting in Pride; it seems he's just signed a new contract with UFC. Not to mention he's now left Brazilian Top Team for a 2nd time! :(

    I'm really looking forward to the Igor vs Kondo match though! It's going to be a toughy, but my money's on Kondo :D
  14. Sonshu

    Sonshu Buzz me on facebook


    Nah Igor round 2 I think or even end of round 1 due to lots of heavy leather strikes!!
  15. Yukimushu

    Yukimushu MMA addict

    Quite an Igor fan aren't you Sonshu :D

    I'd much rather Kondo win, he's a good kid with some excellent skills.
  16. Sever

    Sever Valued Member

    I'd rather see Igor take it from Kondo - I'm pulling for a Silva/ Vovchenchyn final. Silva would probably win, but what a slugfest that would be :D
  17. Yukimushu

    Yukimushu MMA addict

    Thats the great thing with Igor :) He's always prepared to brawl it out :D

    He's got some serious heavy hands though; it's quite scarey the amount of power he generates in a swing!
  18. Sonshu

    Sonshu Buzz me on facebook

    Yeah best example of it is early Igor.

    Where he beats down 350 lbs 6'8 Paul Varlens!

    And he does beat him down
  19. Yukimushu

    Yukimushu MMA addict

    Alright, well it seems that Vitor will be participating in the upcomming Pride MiddleweightGP; I presume the change comes since he has split up with Brazilian Top Team?

    But anyway, these are the officially confirmed fighters by DSE:

    Vanderlei Silva
    Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua
    Igor Vovchanchyn
    Vitor Belfort
    Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson
    Kevin Randleman
    Rogerio 'Minotoro' Nogueira
    Dan Henderson
    Alistair Overeem
    Kazushi Sakuraba
    Hidehiko Yoshida
    Yuki Kondo
    Kazuhiro Nakamura
    Youn Dong Sik

    It's looking like an excellent line up to me :D
  20. shootodog

    shootodog restless native

    hot dang! gotta order my kegs of beer in advance!

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