PRIDE 34: Monson vs. Fujita

Former UFC heavyweight Jeff Monson has announced that his fight with Roman Zentzov for the April 14th BodogFight show has been canceled, and will instead face Kazuyuki Fujita in the main event at PRIDE 34: Kamikaze on April 8th.

Other fighters expected to appear on the card are: Mark Hunt, Sergei Kharitonov, Josh Barnett, Wanderlei Silva, Denis Kang, Ikuhisa Minowa, Makoto Takimoto, Zulu, and Butterbean.

It should be noted that Silva is under medical suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and will need to be cleared by a doctor in order to fight on the card. According to MMAWeekly, the NSAC has no jurisdiction in Japan. However, not honoring the contract could make life very difficult for Silva if he plans on fighting in the U.S. in the future.

Also of interest is that for the first time, viewers in the United States will be able to order the pay-per-view live, and will not have to wait for the tape-delay broadcast.