by Al Yu & Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
Dream Stage Entertainment announced additional fights for PRIDE Bushido 13 today. Armenian striker Mousasi Gegard will meet Cuban Judoka Hector Lombard in a battle between former welterweight Grand Prix participants. Mousasi is coming off a loss to Akihiro Gono at Pride Bushido 12, while Lombard is coming off a submission win over Kim Jae Young at a Spirit MC show.
Current featherweight King of Pancrase and DEEP veteran Yoshiro Maeda go up against Miletich fighter Joe Pearson. Mitsuhiro Ishida returns to fight in his fourth straight Bushido event. His opponent will be Shooto and Cage Warriors veteran David Bielkheden.
Also, Team Grabaka founder Sanae Kikuta will face Jean Francois Lenogue. The Frenchman recently fought light heavyweight King of Pancrase Yuki Kondo to a draw. Kikuta hasn’t fought since winning a decision over Makoto Takimoto at Pride Shockwave 2005.
PRIDE Bushido 13 fights announced so far:
Gegard Mousasi (Armenia) vs Hector Lombard (Cuba)
Yoshiro Maeda (Japan) vs Joe Pearson (USA)
Mitsuhiro Ishida (Japan) vs David Bielkheden (Sweden)
Sanae Kikuta (Japan) vs Jean Francois Lenogue (France)
Nobuhiro Obiya (Japan) vs Luiz Firmino (Brazil)
Ikuhisa Minowa (Japan) vs Mike Burton (USA)
Murilo Bustamente (Brazil) vs Yoon Dong Sik (Korea)
Shinya Aoki (Japan) vs Gilbert Melendez (USA)
Bushido Welterweight Grand Prix Semi-Final Matches:
Denis Kang (USA) vs Akihiro Gono (Japan)*
Paulo Filho (Brazil) vs Kazuo Misaki (Japan)*
PRIDE Lightweight Championship Fight:
Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs Marcus Aurelio (USA)
*The winner of the Grand Prix will also be determined the same night.