Unfortunately, Mark Hunt was not able to get a visa in time to come to the United States to fulfill in scheduled bout with Eric “Butterbean” Esch under boxing exhibition rules for Saturday's PRIDE 32 “The Real Deal” pay-per view event from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Instead, former WWE & WCW pro wrestler and K-1/Rumble on the Rock heavyweight fighter Sean O'Haire will compete with “Butterbean” in a regular three-five minute round mixed-martial arts bout.
The rest of the card, now finalized and official, is as follows:
–Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mark Coleman
-Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Kevin Randleman
-Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort
-Josh Barnett vs. Pawel Nastula
–Robbie Lawler vs. Joey Villasenor
-Eric “Butterbean” Esch vs. Sean O'Haire
-Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Travis Galbraith
Our own Luis Cruz is arriving today in Las Vegas where he has media access and will be covering the show extensively throughout the entire weekend. Be sure to check back to MMANews.com frequently this weekend for exclusive coverage and updates from the site of PRIDE 32 “The Real Deal”. And don't forget to join us Saturday night for live play-by-play results coverage of the entire show as well.