by Scott Petersen
There’s a lot of big names and some interesting questions surrounding Pride 31 from Japan. Can Shogun Rua go up in weight and beat Mark Coleman at heavyweight? Can Alistair Overeem do the same? How will Josh Barnett and Pedro Rizzo do after coming off losses. We will find out this weekend.

Also Quinton Jackson is on the last fight of his deal with Pride. Will Rampage re-sign with DSE/Pride or will he jump to the UFC? It will be interesting to see if Pride tries to re-sign him this weekend while he is in Japan.

Right now MMAWeekly’s Scott Petersen is in Japan and attended Friday’s media day and has pictures of this weekend’s Pride 31 Press Conference…

Go To the Photo Gallery to see all the pictures.