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Ball-Crusher vs. Head-Stomper Added to ‘Dynamite!! 2008′

(Overeem during his losing effort against Chuck Liddell at PRIDE Total Elimination 2003. Photo courtesy of

Though Alistair Overeem‘s New Year’s Eve rematch with Mirko Cro Cop never panned out, another heavyweight match has been added to Fields Dynamite!! 2008 that almost makes up for it. In a new post on his website, Overeem writes:

The discussion was who would fight under whos rules first and Alistair stepped up first! Alistair will fight Badr Hari at K1 Dynamite 31 december under K1 rules! Since Badr Hari challenged Alistair he sees no other option than cause another demolition and knock Badr Hari out! Both fighters agreed to fight in MMA rules early 2009!

In their most recent bouts, Overeem kneed Cro Cop’s nuts up into his chest cavity, while Hari was disqualified for using PRIDE rules in a K-1 match. I say K-1/FEG should also book Gilbert Yvel vs. Mike Kyle, and hold a four-man tournament to crown the World’s Dirtiest Fighter. Maybe the finals could be a fight to the death. What, you wouldn’t pay thirty bucks to spend New Year’s Eve watching that on your computer?

All respect to Overeem for stepping up and agreeing to fight Badr Hari on Hari’s terms, but the Demolition Man is in for a world of hurt. When they have their MMA-rules bout next year, it’ll be a different story, as Overeem is pretty damn handy with a choke-hold. In a standup-only fight, however, it’ll probably be all Hari. It’s strange that K-1, who just finished stripping Hari of his heavyweight title and prize money, are basically letting the dude call his shots for the Overeem fight — why not hold the MMA match first, as punishment? But business is business, and Hari’s nasty DQ probably increased his drawing power more than any respectable victory ever could.

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René Lévesque-Caline- December 24, 2008 at 7:27 pm
30 bucks for this card is an excellent deal, best card of the year
so I have no idea what you are bitching other than it being an instinctive reflex... you know, just like when you swallow Dana's jizz.... instinct.

Put the NYE show side to side next to ANY UFC card this year.
Anonymous- December 24, 2008 at 4:52 am
Hari is a piece of shit.
Eric- December 23, 2008 at 9:44 pm
First off....I love the "Ship it". Secondly, why wouldn't anyone sign such reputable men like Mike Kyle and Gilbert Yvel? I could have sworn I saw these guys outside of the mall holding the Salvation Army bucket...
Slumpbuster- December 23, 2008 at 6:45 pm
No way way FEG signs Mike Kyle and Gilbert Yvel....

Instead, how about UFC throws a few thousand bones at Overeem, Hari, Kyle, and Yvel and let them have a 4 man tournament on the undercard of UFC 101 "Ultimate Scumbag". Winner gets to go three rounds with Keith Hackney sans cup.

Ship it...
Eric- December 23, 2008 at 1:10 pm
I think an 8 man tourney is in order. First round: Hari vs. Overeem, Kyle vs. Yvel, Cantwell vs. Cane and Starnes vs. Sobral. Winner gets a crown made of fetus skull and the honor of being the biggest asshole in MMA. Maybe if we're lucky, the winner can fight Lee Murray in prison.
Anderson Silva who?- December 23, 2008 at 11:50 am
Overeem will pull a three stooges and gauge out Hari's eyes and then call him a pussy for not wanting to continue to fight.
Kissenger- December 23, 2008 at 11:32 am
Hari obviously has more refined striking, but Overeem is an excellent striker too. He's a Golden Glory product. This match-up is far from an easy victory for Hari.
A Motherfucking Robot - December 23, 2008 at 10:56 am
Hari will most likely out skrike him, and Overeem will talk a little shit. Done and done
ample- December 23, 2008 at 10:49 am
Screw the both of these guys. I agree with Milo Bing but instead of them getting simultaneously knocked out it would be nice to see Overeem throw a huge overhand while Badr simultaneously throws a leg kick that is just a little to low thuse causing Overeem to go down due to a his testies being kicked up into his throat while Badr Hari getting knocked out due to a vicious overhand right. I'd pay $29.50 to watch the streaming video on the computer.....actually no i wouldnt.
Snowpants Dynomite- December 23, 2008 at 10:38 am
Dirty Bob Schrijber needs to be on that card too!
Sodak- December 23, 2008 at 10:31 am
Damn! they just keep adding fights, its like a chrismikah miracle! whats next fedor vs jesus?
JIMMA- December 23, 2008 at 8:36 am
"Hari's nasty DQ probably increased his drawing power more than any respectable victory ever could."

Sadly, it's this type of conduct that will insure the idea that MMA will never break into the professional mainstream market. Why should Hari break a sweat over his last 'temper tantrum' when the very same organization hands him a big fat pay check regardless of his douche-bag-ged-ness?
Douchebaggery- December 23, 2008 at 8:19 am
this is a very interesting fight. Hari has a suspect chin and tends to leave himself wide open, he recovers quickly but Overeem will be a lot stronger in this one, and he's very tall and athletic as well. Hari is amazing though, I would love to see this
emo sux- December 23, 2008 at 8:15 am
I honestly dont see how Frank Mir can manage to.... Wait a minute... I think im in the wrong article...
Dr. Gonzo- December 23, 2008 at 8:08 am
Hari by murder, unless Overeem can summon the power of that awesome hair cut
Jeffro- December 23, 2008 at 8:01 am
I believe that they are punishing Oveream for wrecking CroCop's ballsack first. Then punishing Hari for the headstomp. Punishment must be dished out in the order that the infractions occured.

Don't you know anything about the Japanese culture?
milo bing- December 23, 2008 at 8:01 am
i hope they simultaneously knock each other out
vrane- December 23, 2008 at 7:59 am
Stupid move by Overeem