Dynamite!! 2008

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Dynamite 2008
A poster or logo for Dynamite 2008.
Information
Promotion DREAM, K-1
Date December 31, 2008
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Japan Saitama, Japan
Attendance 25,634
Event chronology
K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!! Dynamite 2008 Dynamite!! 2009

Dynamite!! 2008 was the annual kickboxing and mixed martial arts event held by K-1 & DREAM on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It featured eleven DREAM mixed martial arts rules fights in a variety of weight classes, four K-1 rules fights, and the inaugural K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 high school tournament.[1]

Results[1][edit]

  • Opening Fight, K-1 Rules, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Reserve Fight:
Japan Taishi Hiratsuka vs. Japan Daizo Sasaki
Hiratsuka defeated Sasaki by KO at 1:00 of the second round.
  • Fight #1, DREAM MMA Rules, Middleweight Match:
Japan Minowaman vs. Suriname Errol Zimmerman
Minowaman defeated Zimmerman by submission (toe hold) at 1:01 of the first round.
  • Fight #2, K-1 Rules, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Semi Final:
Japan Ryuya Kusakabe vs. Japan Koya Urabe
Urabe defeated Kusakabe by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 2:29 of the third round.
  • Fight #3, K-1 Rules, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Semi Final:
Japan HIROYA vs. Japan Shota Shimada
HIROYA defeated Shimada by three-round unanimous decision, 3–0 (30–29, 30–29, 30–29).
  • Fight #4, K-1 Rules, Welterweight Match:
Japan Yoshihiro Sato vs. Ukraine Artur Kyshenko
Kyshenko defeated Sato by majority decision, 2–0 (30–29, 29–28, 29–29).
  • Fight #5, DREAM MMA Rules, Featherweight Match:
Japan Hideo Tokoro vs. Japan Daisuke Nakamura
Nakamura defeated Tokoro by submission (armbar) at 2:23 of the first round.
  • Fight #6, DREAM MMA Rules, Welterweight Match:
Japan Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Nigeria Andy Ologun
Ologun defeated Sakaguchi by KO (punches) at 3:52 of the first round.
  • Fight #7, K-1 Rules Match, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Final:
Japan HIROYA vs. Japan Koya Urabe
HIROYA defeated Urabe by extra round unanimous decision, 3–0.
  • Fight #8, Produced by DJ OZMA featuring YUDETAMAGO, DREAM MMA Rules, Heavyweight Match:
United States Bob Sapp vs. Japan Kinniku Mantaro (Akihito Tanaka)
Sapp defeated Kinniku by TKO (punches) at 5:22 of the first round.
  • Fight #9, DREAM MMA Rules, Heavyweight Match:
United States Mighty Mo vs. Netherlands Semmy Schilt
Schilt defeated Mo by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 5:31 of the first round.
  • Fight #10, DREAM MMA Rules, Welterweight Match:
Japan Hayato "Mach" Sakurai vs. Japan Katsuyori Shibata
Sakurai defeated Shibata by TKO (referee stoppage) at 7:02 of the first round.
  • Fight #11, K-1 Rules, Welterweight Match:
Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Japan Kozo Takeda
Kawajiri defeated Takeda by KO at 2:37 of the first round.
  • Fight #12, K-1 Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Netherlands Alistair Overeem vs. Morocco Badr Hari
Overeem defeated Hari by KO (right hook) at 2:07 of the first round.
  • Fight #13, DREAM MMA Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Croatia Mirko Filipović vs. South Korea Hong Man Choi
Filipović defeated Choi by TKO (leg kicks) at 6:32 of the first round.
  • Fight #14, K-1 Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Japan Musashi vs. Armenia Gegard Mousasi
Mousasi defeated Musashi by TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:32 of the first round.
  • Fight #15, DREAM MMA Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Netherlands Melvin Manhoef vs. New Zealand Mark Hunt
Manhoef defeated Hunt by KO (punches) at 0:18 of the first round.
  • Fight #16, DREAM MMA Rules Match, WAMMA Lightweight Championship:
United States Eddie Alvarez vs. Japan Shinya Aoki
Aoki defeated Alvarez by submission (heel hook) at 1:32 of the first round to become the first WAMMA Lightweight Champion.
  • Main Event, DREAM MMA Rules, Middleweight Match:
Japan Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Japan Kiyoshi Tamura
Tamura defeated Sakuraba by two-round unanimous decision, 3–0 (20–18, 20–18, 20–18).

Canceled fights[edit]

  • An MMA bout between Mark Hunt and Jerome Le Banner was originally scheduled, but Le Banner had to withdraw a few days before the event. Melvin Manhoef was instead brought in to replace him.
  • Joachim Hansen was scheduled to fight JZ Calvancante, but the bout was canceled the day of the event due to Hansen sustaining a head injury training and not passing pre-fight medicals.[2]

Broadcast[edit]

In Japan, parts of the event was shown live on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting Station) in a four an hour timeslot and the full event on a delayed pay-per-view. Unlike the previous year's event, Dynamite!! did not have North American clearance in 2008 [3]

Press conference[edit]

On October 18, 2008, FEG held a press conference to promote the event. Although no matchups were announced several fighters were in attendance, and FEG stated more participants would be announced at a later date.[1] The fighters in attendance were Joachim Hansen, Hayato Sakurai, Kazushi Sakuraba, Yuichi Nakanishi, Musashi, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Masakazu Imanari, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takeshi Yamazaki, Ikuhisa Minowa, Seichi Ikemoto, Kiyoshi Tamura, Yoshihiro Sato, Yasuhiro Kido, Mirko Filipović and Kuniyoshi Hironaka.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MMA Rules at DYNAMITE!! 2008". Retrieved January 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ K-1 'Dynamite 2008' Play-by-Play from Sherdog.com
  3. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/13597/event-magic-tv-deal-fails-fields-dynamite-2008-will-not-air-live-in-u-s-.mma
  4. ^ http://www.dreamofficial.com/free/news/detail.php?id=1224309780

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