Japanese promotion DREAM has requested Gilbert Melendez for a possible spot on its banner event, Dynamite!! 2010, which takes place on New Year's Eve at a location to be determined.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Satoshi Ishii and Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki. Other rumored fighters are Alistair Overeem, Fedor Emelianenko, Melvin Manhoef
More Dynamite rumors including Ishii v. Mousasi and Aoki v. Omigawa. Plus Overeem.
New craziness for Dynamite features Shinya Aoki v. Yuichiro Nagashima, but what are the rules? We take a look at those rules, and how they will impact the fight.
Join us here at BloodyElbow.com on Friday, December 31st at 4:00 AM EST for live results and commentary of K-1's Dynamite!! New Year's Eve extravaganza. The event will air live on HDNet at that time, so join us for a few laughs, some great mixed martial arts action, and live discussion among our community.
BloodyElbow.com's Leland Roling breaks down FEG's K-1 Dynamite!! 2010 event card, featuring a bevy of year-end super fights which includes Alistair Overeem, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Josh Thomson, Hayato Sakurai, and many more.
Dynamite!!! 2010 Live Discussion and Play by Play
Reminder: Dynamite!! 2010 Goes Down Tonight in Japan, Live on HDNet
When the restrictions came out regarding the DREAM/K-1 mixed rules contest between DREAM champion Shinya Aoki and K-1 MAX competitor Yuichiro Nagashima hit the wire, it was safe to say that Aoki would do anything to avoid standing with Nagashima in the opening three-minute round under K-1 rules. Aoki took that to a whole new level at K-1 Dynamite!! 2010 this morning.
As most fans expected, Alistair Overeem proved once again that he is the alpha male of MMA's heavyweight division as he made quick work of former UFC veteran Todd Duffee at K-1's Dynamite!! 2010 New Year's Eve event this morning.
In an one-sided welterweight title showdown, Kazushi Sakuraba was unable to make it out of the first round after DREAM Welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis punched Sakuraba's inflated cauliflower ear, causing it to spew blood.
In one of the more drawn out battles on the K-1 Dynamite!! 2010 New Year's Eve card, former UFC fighter Jason High used superior wrestling and strength to out work and out grapple Japanese legend Hayato "Mach" Sakurai.
The worldwide featherweight rankings were shaken up this weekend as Hatsu Hioki upset Nova Uniao knockout artist Marlon Sandro yesterday at Sengoku: Soul of Fight. Not to be outdone, Hiroyuki Takaya proved that he was the better fighter in a rematch of the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix final as he edged out Bibiano Fernandes in a narrowly contested affair at K-1's Dynamite!! 2010 New Year's Eve card.
DREAM Dynamite!! 2010 results and live updates today (Dec. 31) from Saitama, Japan
Most MMA and K-1 fans didn't give former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi much of a chance when his K-1 Rules battle with Keijiro Maeda was officially announced. After all, K-1 is Kyotaro's world, and Mousasi had been busy honing his craft within the context of mixed martial arts.
In what turned out to be a surprisingly one-sided affair, Japanese lightweight kingpin Tatsuya Kawajiri dominated Josh Thomson over the course of three rounds with impressive wrestling ability and smothering control on the ground.