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Dynamite!! 2009 Quick Results: Minowa and Kanehara Score Big Upsets, Overeem and Mousasi Win Via Murder

From today’s Dynamite!! 2009 event in Saitama. Videos to come later...

- Masato def. Andy Souwer via unanimous decision (K-1 MAX bout)

- Hidehiko Yoshida def. Satoshi Ishii via unanimous decision
Gegard Mousasi def. Gary Goodridge via TKO, round 1


Shinya Aoki def. Mizuto Hirota via injury stoppage (Aoki’s armlock snaps Hirota’s arm), round 1 (Channeling Nick Diaz and BJ Penn, Aoki followed up the gruesome submission by flipping Hirota the Tokyo Heybuddy, then telling the crowd to visit, which doesn’t even exist. What an asshole!)
Alistair Overeem def. Kazuyuki Fujita via KO (knee), round 1
Masanori Kanehara def. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto via unanimous decision
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kazunori Yokota via unanimous decision
Hideo Tokoro def. Jong Man Kim via unanimous decision
Melvin Manhoef def. Kazuo Misaki via TKO, round 1 (this fight, along with Minowa/Sokoudjou were arguably early stoppages)
Akihiro Gono def. Hayato Sakurai via submission (armbar), round 2
Michihiro Omigawa def. Hiroyuki Takaya via TKO, round 1
– Hiroshi Izumi def. Katsuyori Shibata via unanimous decision
Final score: DREAM (5), Sengoku (4)

– Ray Sefo def. Yosuke Nishijima via unanimous decision (K-1 bout)

DREAM Super Hulk Final
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Rameau Sokoudjou via TKO, round 3

K-1 Koshien Tournament:
– Masaaki Noiri def. Shota Shimada via unanimous decision (final)
– Shota Shimada def. Katsuki Ishida via majority decision (semi-final)
– Masaaki Noiri def. Hiroya via unanimous decision (semi-final)

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BigCountrysCholesterol- January 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm
Don't call them Japs, you dickhead.
Tigercat- January 1, 2010 at 2:36 am
Please i watched that whole thing and a couple of things jump out at me.

1. BJ Penn would absolutely destroy Ayoki if they ever cross paths. I've saw Ayoki fight atleast 3 or 4 times and he's been KTFO in two of those and yeah he broke dudes arm but the guy he was fighting only weighed 135 giving up 20 lbs to ayoki.

If Ayoki knows what's best for him he will keep his bony a$$ over there in Japan and stay the hell away from BJ or any of the top lightweights in the UFC, hell, he probably would get pwned by half of the WEC guys! (Aldo, Faber, Brown, Cerrone, Henderson, Varner etc....

2. Those Japs sure know how to put on a show. They really build up there fights and have awesome entrances for the fighters.

3.I loved the Dream vs SRC fights they had, imagine if the UFC and say Strikeforce did that over here!

4. Sokodju sucks!

5. I really like the under 18 K1 tourney. Maybe the USA is doing this also.

Overall i've always enjoyed watching fights over in japan, it's just different, yeah that's probably the best word for it...different!
RJeezy- December 31, 2009 at 9:27 am
The funny thing is if Minowaman would've sunk that kneebar earlier and won that way haters still would've called it a work. And now, CP, I must demand that you fulfill my prophecy of the past 7 months and make Minowaman #1 P4P
Jugger- December 31, 2009 at 8:37 am
Soku loses fair and square to Minowa = Soku is the laughingstock of MMA.
Soku throws fight against Minowa for $ = Soku is the laughingstock of MMA.
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 31, 2009 at 8:36 am
Watched the entire thing (I'm just hardcore like that). Aoki had Hirota's arm behind his back just like how cops restrain people. I think he was trying to break something there, but ended up getting him in an awkward looking armbar then POP. You literally could see and HEAR it break. Think Tim Sylvia/Frank Mir only Asian.
Koeikan- December 31, 2009 at 7:43 am
Anyone seen the fight yet? I haven't yet, but based on the result/description...well, did it resemble a work at all? Sokoudjou is much bigger/stronger and has the Judo background, so I was kind of surprised by the fact it looks like much of the fight took place on the ground (I'd think he would have wanted to keep it standing). Plus the fact it sounds like it was stopped early, Minowaman (crowd favorite) has been in fights that DEFINITELY appeared to be works before, etc...

Again, haven't seen it, but if anyone has... I'd be interested in your thoughts.
TheRealKadumel- December 31, 2009 at 7:38 am
Ben I was thinking exactly about doing that. I was pretty sure Yamamoto was going down and Minowa is never a bad pick with Japanese judges / promoters.
exes.for.iballs- December 31, 2009 at 6:56 am
I can't wait to get off work (yes I have to work new years eve AND new years day, but this is the kinda schedule you have to put up with when you're a contract killer) and watch aoki rip hirotas arm off. Is it gross? Did he cry? Was there blood? What color is Japanese blood?
Jubbie- December 31, 2009 at 6:52 am
The Melvin fight was an early stoppage. He was wide awake when the fight was stopped.

What was the deal with Aoki and this fight? I don't really know the back story to this if there was any. Was he angry at the fight in general when he flipped the bird or was he just angry because the guy wouldn't tap when it was obvious he was fucked?
ben- December 31, 2009 at 6:37 am
I hope you all listened to my betting advice about Minowa and Kanehara being good underdog picks, and disregarded everything else I wrote in that column.
Kevin Marshall- December 31, 2009 at 6:37 am
In fairness to Suko, they did note that it may have been an early stoppage. Also it was a Minowaman fight, so he probably took $50,000 to take the fall in the 3rd anyway.
NinJay- December 31, 2009 at 6:32 am
*Tear* I wish I knew what happened so I could share in your excitement over the Aoki fight. We need Video Ben!!! You're there for God's sake. Break out the camera. When I saw the spread on all the fights I remember thinking "if I was going to put any money on an underdogg it would be Minowa, because Sok just plain sucks." But alas, I am too scared of losing money to take that risk.
Kevin Marshall- December 31, 2009 at 6:30 am
Hey, has anyone heard anything about Fujita? Supposedly it was a scary knockout and he wasn't moving at all afterwards, even while being carried out...
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 31, 2009 at 6:24 am
I don't even know what to say about Aoki's submission. I'm still speechless...
Jugger- December 31, 2009 at 6:22 am
Minowa-man TKO's Soku!?! Wowza. Soku better find a new career. He is officially the new Mark Kerr.
WuTangClan- December 31, 2009 at 6:21 am
Holy fuck, Aoki ran out of the Saitama Super Arena and took dudes arm with him
Kevin Marshall- December 31, 2009 at 6:21 am
Oh man, Kid. Really? It was bad enough when he couldn't win a somewhat close decision over a gaijin with Japanese judges, but this is just sad.