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Fedor vs Choi official, Akiyama vs Misaki is the consolation prize

I was gonna name the title of this post “Yarennoka is looking good” but I didn’t know how the hell I’d be able to prove that considering this post contains official confirmation that Fedor will be fighting yet another worthless freakshow match.

On a positive note, Akiyama the Greasy Korean vs Misaki the Loser Bushido Champion will also face off in what should be a pretty sweet match. I’m not all that huge on events heavy with Japanese talent (more because I don’t know anything about most of them, not out of any latent racist undertones), but I am looking forward to this event!

Here’s the lineup thus far (note that Ricardo Arona is still being touted on the official lineup dispite the fact that he says he’s not fighting)

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Choi Hong Man
Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Shinya Aoki vs. J.Z. Calvan
Hayato Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa
Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo

Rumored Fights:
Murilo Bustamante vs. Makoto Takimoto

Ricardo Arona

Rumored Participants:
Aleksander Emelianenko
Roman Zentsov
Mark Hunt

  • godzillad says:

    Akiyama is Japaneses.

    There is talent on the show but they’re all fighting guys who are like 1-4 in PRIDE so all the fanboys are creaming their Anime tighty whiteys.

  • He might be Japanese but he’ll always be Korean to the Japanese

  • ukiro says:

    So Hansen is out then? Well, it’ll be the battle of the japanese tans anyway. And any event with mr rainbow pants is awesome.

  • ukiro says:

    Nevermind, I’m retarded, Hansen’s in the K-1 event. I’ll shut up now.

  • FL, there is only one Japanese name that you should know and that is Shinya Aoki. This guy has it all: he is so pumped before and after the fight that you cannot help but feel pumped too. And being a black belt in both Judo and BJJ, he pulls off some of the most beautiful submissions: standing arm dislocation, gogoplatas, triangle chokes.

  • Archivist says:

    More rainbow pants, less “participants” and/or “rumored participants” i say. Zombie Pride lives and yee-haw to that.

  • Jonathan says:

    This Yarrenoka card is looking really awesome! Long live Pride.


  • Xavier says:

    Yay, now the idiotic Pride fanboys can latch onto this, pump up these fighters by utterly overrating their ‘roided asses just because “hey, they’re in Japan”… then when Zuffa buys them out and they all lose to TUF winners, we can all laugh, laugh, laugh again. What a fabulous cycle.

  • fu ck you~ I am choi hong man says:

    I will tear you apartI will tear you apartI will tear you apartI will tear you apartI will tear you apartI will tear you apartI will tear you apart