by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com
Two more fights have been officially announced for PRIDE 32: The Read Deal. PRIDE veteran Kazuhiro Nakamura will face Marvin “The Beastman” Eastman. Also, current King of the Cage middleweight champion Joey Villasenor will make his second appearance in a PRIDE ring when he faces “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler.
Japanese Judoka Nakamura is coming off of victories over Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Yoshihiro “Kiss” Nakao. Nakamura is currently ranked as the #10 light heavyweight on MMAWeekly’s top ten rankings. UFC veteran Marvin Eastman recently fought to a draw against Jorge Oliveira at WFA – King of the Streets. This will be Eastman’s PRIDE debut.
Joey Villasenor looks to rebound from his PRIDE debut loss to Ryo Chonan at Bushido 11. The Jackson’s Submission fighter will arguably face his toughest test to date when he steps in the ring against “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. Known for his powerful hands, the UFC and Icon Sport veteran will be making his PRIDE debut. Lawler is coming off of a submission loss to Jason “Mayhem” Miller in early September.
PRIDE 32: The Real Deal fights announced so far:
Fedor Emelianenko (Russia) vs. Mark Coleman (USA)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Brazil) vs. Kevin Randleman (USA)
Mark Hunt (New Zealand) vs. Eric “Butterbean” Esch (USA)
Josh Barnett (USA) vs. Pawel Nastula (Poland)
Dan Henderson (USA) vs. Vitor Belfort (Brazil)
Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan) vs. Marvin Eastman (USA)
Joey Villasenor (USA) vs. Robbie Lawler (USA)
PRIDE 32: The Real Deal will take place on Saturday, October 21st at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will be televised live on pay-per-view in the United States from 9:00 PM Eastern Time to 1:00 AM Eastern Time.