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Fights Announced for ‘DREAM vs. Sengoku’-Themed Dynamite!! 2009 Card


(The appropriately epic poster for Dynamite!! 2009.)

Members of FEG and World Victory Road held a press conference earlier today in Japan to discuss their collaborative effort for New Year’s Eve, Dynamite!! 2009: The Power of Courage. A batch of fights were announced, and the lineup (via Nightmare of Battle) is looking like this so far…

MMA Heavyweight Feature:
Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida

Super Hulk Tournament Final:
Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

DREAM vs. Sengoku Raiden Championship:
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Masanori Kanehara
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Hideo Tokoro vs. Marlon Sandro
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Akihiro Gono
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hiroshi Izumi
Alistair Overeem vs. Kazuyuki Fujita


K-1 Fights:
Masato vs. Andy Souwer
Ray Sefo vs. Yosuke Nishijima

Notes…

— Though a fight between Shinya Aoki and Tatsuya Kawajiri was expected to be announced, Aoki couldn’t make the press conference due to the flu, so his matchup is still unofficial.

According to MiddleEasy, a K-1 match between Tim Sylvia and Melvin Manhoef was announced, but Sylvia denies that he’ll be competing at the event.

— Additional fighters who are rumored to sign on for Dynamite!! 2009 include Kazuo Misaki, Kazunori Yokota, Mizuto Hirota, Kazushi Sakuraba, Hong Man Choi, Semmy Schilt, Gegard Mousasi, Badr Hari, Jerome Le Banner, Marius Zaromskis, Andrei Arlovski, and Errol Zimmerman.

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Clinch-Smash- December 16, 2009 at 1:23 am
Man that Super Can turny must be tough one since Sokoudjou is in the championship, and just another excuse to dodge for Overeem.
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 15, 2009 at 11:05 am
It's not a NYE card in Japan w/o at least one of the following...

-Zuluzinhu
-Hong Man Choi
-Bob Sapp
-A champion fighting a complete pushover.

Give me Fedor vs. Bobby Ologun and I'm so in.
RJeezy- December 15, 2009 at 10:49 am
I have no problem with someone stating he needs to defend the belt, I agree with that, but once the "this steroid freak needs to stop crushing cans" shit starts is when it needs to be addressed. He's still signed to Dream and K-1 and as long as they're giving him fights he's going to take them. Plus word on the street is both Timmy and Andrei turned down a fight with him on NYE, so now it's really starting to not be his fault.
ArmFarmer- December 15, 2009 at 10:38 am
@Rjeezy

I don't think that any of those reasons excuse strikeforce or overeem. That just makes strikeforce sound like an incompetent joke of an organization and Overeem breaking his hand in a bar fight... that's not the best excuse either. I don't really see how questioning strikeforce/overeem on this is issue is dumb despite all of the excuses behind it.

Maybe you are just trying to say it's not all overeems fault which I guess I can agree with but the fact remains.. strikeforce's heavyweight champion hasn't fought for the organization in years and yet he's been busy fighting k1 and MMA in Japan for the majority of the time. That's an unacceptable situation in my opinion.
steampunk22- December 15, 2009 at 10:05 am
@Goog

The japanese just like their familiar fights, and Sokodjou and Minowaman are pretty popular over there. Super Hulk typically just refers to an open weight class, not the the guys are necessarily huge, although most of the time they are. Just means "open weight".

@Rjeezy

You basically just explained it to yourself. The last statement that Overeem made was that he was done with K-1 and was returning to MMA, most likely leading to a defense of his Strikeforce belt sometime in the new year. I don't think there is any more info beyond that yet.


StrikeForce and Dream have at least one thing in common, they can have a ticked with fights that are TBA less than two weeks away from an event. THAT is impressive.

I hope that some of those TBA's actually show up though. Mostly I just care about Zaromskis, but there are still some good fights on the card without the TBA's. Hopefully Aoki gets in there as well.

Sabado Gigante- December 15, 2009 at 9:37 am
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its probably Tim Sylvia
Goog- December 15, 2009 at 9:12 am
It's hard to not go back and re-read "Super Hulk" and "Sokoudjou" in the same line and wonder wtf.

Kinda like it was for "The new Light-Heavyweight Champion of the World... Forrest Griffin."
exes.for.iballs- December 15, 2009 at 8:55 am
If half of the rumors are true it should be pretty epic.

If not I'll just read CPs live blog the next day.
RJeezy- December 15, 2009 at 8:53 am
Yo CP can you please explain what the Overeem situation was and is so I don't have to read this same dumb shit every time you mention him? You know, the whole thing with Strikeforce expecting Buentello to beat him so he had a 1 fight contract, then they had no one else for him to fight for a year and a half, then he was supposed to fight Rogers but it fell through, then he was supposed to fight Werdum but hurt his hand, then he was selected to fight in the K-1 GP so he was focused on that, and now he's already said he'll be fighting for the title in the late winter/early spring.

Anyways, sexiest FW fights EVER so far. If they add Hioki vs Bibi and Mousasi vs Manhoef (K1 rules) like people are talking about it's going to be amazing
meanfinger- December 15, 2009 at 8:46 am
he forgot to mention he only eats horses that have been juiced.. strip that fag of his belt already!!!!
Yves Latrine- December 15, 2009 at 8:33 am
Overeem's doctor, Nick Riviera, has advised him to avoid fighting in the U.S. for as long as possible.
Kimbos Bread- December 15, 2009 at 8:26 am
Awww man...

I was looking forward to the Oxqwezxcs Yzysdsmhioasei vs. Mqweczwsobv Vquvxizlpqr fight soooo bad.
ArmFarmer- December 15, 2009 at 8:20 am
How long has it been sense the strikeforce heavyweight champion has had a fight in strikeforce? At what point do you say fuck it and take the belt back? I lose a little more respect for SF everytime Overeem fights somewhere else.
robthom- December 15, 2009 at 8:16 am
— Additional fighters who are rumored to sign on for Dynamite!!


Humphrey Bogart

Donald Duck

Jimmy Hoffa

Cryptosporidium-136

Joe Pesci as Tommy Devito from Goodfellas

Sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson

Kanye West

A rubber tree plant



Finalized card to be announced 10 minutes before introduction ceremony begins.
robthom- December 15, 2009 at 8:04 am
Poster looks like a Scientology advertisement.

Card looks like the inside of a colon.
LikeTheWhiskey- December 15, 2009 at 8:02 am
Good idea NOT fighting, Tim. If you think Ray Mercer hits hard, Melvin Manhoef might hit harder...
mmacanada- December 15, 2009 at 7:58 am
First. Ok card
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