UFC veteran Jeff “The Snowman” Monson has revealed via his blog that he will be facing Kazuyuki Fujita at PRIDE 34: Kamikaze.
This morning i found out the Bodog fight wil not be happening now, but im set to fight in Japan for the Pride show on the 30th March against Kazuyuki Fujita. Its been crazy this last couple of weeks with all the changes, but this is a definate go ahead now. sorry for all the confusion.
For anyone wondering, the PRIDE 34 show is actually April 8th not March 30th.
Yesterday Pride Fighting Championships held a press conference at the Fox Sports Grill in Irvine, California. The press conference featured the announcement of two fights along with the announcement of a many other fighters set to participate in the event.
The two fights that were announced were Mark Coleman versus Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua against Coleman’s teammate Kevin “The Monster” Randleman.
In an unexpected turn of events Pride officials called upon former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Apparently Tyson and the Japanese promotion have come to some sort of agreement which will feature Tyson fighting in some sort of exhibition match in the future.
Finally it was announced that Pride superstars Josh Barnett, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Phil Baroni, Kazuyuki Fujita, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva will participate on the October 21st card.
PRIDE’s Japanese web site is reporting that Kazuyuki Fujita will appear on the upcoming UFC 65 card which is set to take place November 18th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The article stated that Fujita has confirmed that he will be on the card.
Phil Baroni will also make an appearance on the UFC 65 card as well. On ‘The Underground’ Baroni mentioned that he is part of the PRIDE/UFC deal which will see him face a top UFC middleweight fighter on the card.