PRIDE Bushido 11 'Survival' - Preview and Analysis By Al Yu (Tokyudo@gmail.com) Event Date:
06.04.06 Fight Card:
Jason Black vs Eoh Won Jin
Murilo Bustamante vs Amar Suloev **
Paulo Filho vs Gregory Bouchelaghem **
Ryo Chonan vs Joey Villasenor **
Makoto Takimoto vs Gegard Mousasi **
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs Marcus Aurelio
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Charles Bennett
Hayato Sakurai vs Olaf Alfonso
Akihiro Gono vs Hector Lombard **
Denis Kang vs Murilo Rua **
Kazuo Misaki vs Phil Baroni **
** Welterweight Tournament Match Jason Black (19-1-1) vs Eoh Won Jin (1-1-1)
Jason Black is a Miletich trained fighter and a veteran of many MMA organizations including the WFA and Extreme Challenge. Black recently suffered his first professional loss when his elbow was dislocated in a fight against UFC veteran Shonie Carter. Black holds wins over John Alessio, Keith Wisniewski and Ivan Menjivar. Eoh Won Jin is a wrestler representing Korea. Jin is coming off of a KO loss to PRIDE Bushido veteran Seichi Ikemoto. This will be the PRIDE debut for both fighters.
It could be a very tough fight for Jason Black as there is a contrast of styles here. Jin is a wrestler who is transitioning into MMA. His most notable accomplishment is fighting DEEP Champion Jutaro Nakao to a draw. Black brings a very well-rounded game with good striking and submissions. Jin is very inexperienced when compared Blackís record and that may play a factor in the fight. Jin can throw a hard punch but he hasnít shown the ability to finish, which is something he will learn through experience. This fight has the potential to be pretty boring as Jin will probably go for takedown after takedown. I can see the referee standing the fight up multiple times. Once on their feet, Black will take advantage of his striking and finish Jin in the first. Prediction: Jason Black TKO Eoh Won Jin RD1 Murilo Bustamante (12-5-1) vs Amar Suloev (20-5)
Murilo Bustamante is a former UFC middleweight champion and a veteran of PRIDE. At Shockwave 2005, Murilo lost a close decision to Dan Henderson for the vacant PRIDE welterweight belt. Amar Suloev is a veteran of PRIDE and the UFC. He is coming off of a submission loss to Paulo Filho at Bushido 6. Suloev holds wins over Andrei Semenov, Din Thomas and Dean Lister.
Bustamante is trying to rebound from his loss and Suloev will be a formidable opponent in his quest to be the only fighter to hold a championship title in both the UFC and PRIDE. Itís no secret that Suloev is dangerous on his feet. Bustamante is good with his hands too and has a boxing background. I felt Murilo handled himself well when he stood with Dan Henderson. However, Suloev is a much better striker than Dan and has power in both of his hands.
This is not going to be an easy fight for either fighter. Suloev needs let his hands fly and intelligently use his sprawl and clinch takedown defense. Murilo needs to be very aggressive just like his teammate Paulo Filho and go for the takedown. Look for Murilo close in on Suloev and setup his superior ground game from the clinch. Murilo may struggle to get Suloev down and will probably absorb some punishment. Once the fight hits the mat, Bustamante will submit Suloev by armbar and move on to the next round. Prediction: Murilo Bustamante submits Amar Suloev RD1 Read more here