was the annual Dynamite!! 2008 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 ]
Opening Fight, K-1 Rules, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Reserve Fight:
Taishi Hiratsuka vs. Daizo Sasaki Hiratsuka defeated Sasaki by KO at 1:00 of the second round.
Fight #1, DREAM MMA Rules, Middleweight Match:
Minowaman vs. 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:
Ryuya Kusakabe vs. 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:
HIROYA vs. 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:
Yoshihiro Sato vs. Artur Kyshenko Kyshenko defeated Sato by majority decision, 2–0 (30–29, 29–28, 29–29).
Fight #5, DREAM MMA Rules, Featherweight Match:
Hideo Tokoro vs. Daisuke Nakamura Nakamura defeated Tokoro by submission (
armbar) at 2:23 of the first round.
Fight #6, DREAM MMA Rules, Welterweight Match:
Yukio Sakaguchi vs. 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:
HIROYA vs. 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:
Bob Sapp vs. Kinniku Mantaro ( Akihito Tanaka) Sapp defeated Kinniku by TKO (punches) at 5:22 of the first round.
Fight #9, DREAM MMA Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Mighty Mo vs. Semmy Schilt Schilt defeated Mo by Submission (
Triangle Choke) at 5:31 of the first round.
Fight #10, DREAM MMA Rules, Welterweight Match:
Hayato "Mach" Sakurai vs. Katsuyori Shibata Sakurai defeated Shibata by TKO (referee stoppage) at 7:02 of the first round.
Fight #11, K-1 Rules, Welterweight Match:
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kozo Takeda Kawajiri defeated Takeda by KO at 2:37 of the first round.
Fight #12, K-1 Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Alistair Overeem vs. Badr Hari Overeem defeated Hari by KO (right hook) at 2:07 of the first round.
Fight #13, DREAM MMA Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Mirko Filipović vs. Hong Man Choi Filipović defeated Choi by TKO (leg kick) at 6:32 of the first round.
Fight #14, K-1 Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Musashi vs. Gegard Mousasi Mousasi defeated Musashi by TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:32 of the first round.
Fight #15, DREAM MMA Rules, Heavyweight Match:
Melvin Manhoef vs. Mark Hunt Manhoef defeated Hunt by KO (punches) at 0:18 of the first round.
Fight #16, DREAM MMA Rules Match, WAMMA Lightweight Championship:
Eddie Alvarez vs. 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:
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. 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
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.
The fighters in attendance were [1 ] 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 ]
^ a b c "MMA Rules at DYNAMITE!! 2008" . Retrieved . January 5, 2009
^ K-1 'Dynamite 2008' Play-by-Play from Sherdog.com
External links [ edit ]