by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com
With the recent postponement of this year’s highly anticipated Pride Lightweight Grand Prix, fans were uncertain as to when the event would finally take place. They didn’t have to wait long as DSE executive Nobuhiko Takada recently revealed the first round the tournament would happen on July 16th. The second and third rounds are expected to occur sometime in September and November.
The ownership of Pride officially changes over on May 1st. Pride 35 is slated to take place sometime in June and will be the first show under the newly formed Pride FC Worldwide. The event is expected to happen in California at a venue that has yet to be announced.