|Heavyweight (Per 10/13)|
|1.||Semmy Schilt (?)|
|7.||Mirko Cro Cop|
|Light HW (per 10/13)|
|Middleweight (per 11/25)|
|Welterweight (per 10/13)|
|70kg (Per 11/25)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 10/6)|
A year ago, the much hyped Satoshi Ishii made a dissapointing MMA debut, failing to impress at Dynamite!! 2009. Tonight, the decorated Olympian showed off his vast improvement in the last year, defeating Jerome Le Banner in a very good fight.
For much of the fight, Ishii was able to outwrestle and control the stand-up fighter Le Banner. But JLB is a far more skilled MMA combatant than many other kickboxers, and was frequently able to reverse Ishii and take advantage. In the 3rd round, Ishii took clear control of the fight, locking on a tight kimura that looked to end it. JLB gutted it out and miraculously survived, but the strong sub attempt made it clear who had won.
Ishii took the justified unanimous decision, and interestingly, the result was booed. I think that stems more from Japanese loyalty to JLB than displeasure with the decision, but it's pretty shocking to see a Japanese sports hero booed like that in Japan. It was a good reminder that, although Ishii has improved, he definitely has not caught fire with the Japanese crowd as many hoped he would.Add a comment
You knew it was a hard road for Todd Duffee. Facing the rampaging Alistair Overeem, on short notice, under MMA rules where The Reem can use his killer knee? That's a tall order, and unfortunately for the ex- UFC fighter, he wasn't up to it.
In just 19 seconds, Overeem landed a series of blows, including that murderous knee, to knock Duffee down and out. Duffee's chin has been a question mark since his UFC loss to Mike Russow, but those blows would have put almost anyone away. Such is the power of the K-1 champion.
With that win, Overeem claims the Interim Dream Heavyweight title, making him the current Dream, Strikeforce, and K-1 champion. I know he has his detractors, but that's an impressive accomplishment.Add a comment
In the odd K-1 / DREAM hybrid rules bout, it was K-1 MAX Japan champion Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima who stood supreme, knocking Aoki out cold in a dramatic finish.
The two men started with a 3 minute K-1 rules round that was marked primarily by Aoki's flopping and stalling. Aoki spent the majority of the 3 minutes throwing himself to the ground, shooting takedowns on Jienotsu, and using a two handed clinch - basically doing anything he could to avoid standing and exchanging with the striker Nagashima, despte the rules. It was perhaps a sound strategy, but frustrating to watch.
As they came out for round 2 and 5 minutes of MMA action, Aoki immediately went for the takedown, but was hit perfectly by a Nagashima knee and knocked completely unconcious.
Great determination by Nagashima, who came into the MMA round at a huge disadvantage, but continued to fight his fight and earned the huge victory. Good to see a bit of redemption for K-1 as well after Kyotaro's defeat.Add a comment
In one of the 2 K-1 rules fights at Dynamite!! 2010, Dream fighter Gegard Mousasi improved his K-1 record to a perfect 2-0 with an upset win over Kyotaro. The K-1 Heavyweight champion came into the fight looking to avenge fellow K-1 fighter Musashi's loss to Gegard in 2008, but instead found himself added to Mousasi's mantle.
The first round was close, with both Kyotaro effectively using his superior skills to keep Mousasi at bay. But in the 2nd, Kyotaro slowed down and Mousasi caught him, scoring a knockdown that had Kyotaro doing the proverbial chicken dance. It looked like Mousasi would stop him in the 2nd, but Kyotaro survived until the final bell. The decision was academic, as Mousasi easily claimed the victory on the judges' scorecards.
An unfortunate ending to an otherwise superb year for Kyotaro.Add a comment
Dynamite!! 2010 is currently on air at HDNet. As it airs, we'll be updating all the results here. A note - the HDNet broadcast is actually on a bit of a delay from the live action, but we'll be giving results as they air on HDNet.
#1 - BOB SAPP v. SHINICHI SUZUKAWA - No Fight
This fight was cancelled shortly before the event started because Sapp pulled out. Which I guess is a new personal record for Sapp and how quickly he can get the fight over with. No slap of Inoki fighting spirit for the Beast tonight.
#2 - ANDY OLOGUN def. KATSUAKI FURUKI - Unanimous Decision
A pretty close fight, with Ologun hurting Furuki at the very end of the 3rd and maybe winning it there.
#3 - KAZUYUKI MIYATA def. CAOL UNO - Unanimous Decision
Miyata does his thing, outwrestling Uno to a win. He also threw a nice suplex in round 3, so that's something.
#4 - HIDEO TOKORO def. KAZUHISA WATANABE - Armbar, Rd. 3
This was ALL Tokoro, who tried roughly 274 submissions before finally locking one all the way in and tapping Watanabe. The MAX fighter was spirited as he always is, but didn't have much to offer except energy.
#5 - HIROSHI IZUMI def. MINOWAMAN - Ground & Pound, Rd. 3
Yeesh, not a great showing here from Minowaman. An all around somewhat lackluster fight, with Minowaman totally controlled and ineffective. Remember folks - Minowaman vs. Super Hulks? Good. Minowaman vs. regular opponents? Not entertaining.
#6 - SERGEI KHARITONOV def. TATSUYA MIZUNO - KO, Rd. 1
True to Kharitonov's new K-1 aspirations, this was all standing, with Kharitonov stalking Mizuno before crushing him with nasty punches and a kneesto put Mizuno out cold. Brutal.
#7 - GEGARD MOUSASI def. KYOTARO - Unanimous Decision
Upset win for Mousasi here as he takes out his 2nd K-1 Japanese superstar. Mousasi dropped him in the 2nd to take the win. And thanks for the shout out Voice - right back at you!
#8 - YUICHIRO NAGASHIMA def. SHINYA AOKI - KO, Rd. 2
After an awkward first round of Aoki stalling, Nagashima landed a hard knee to open the MMA round, knocking the Dream champion out. Very impressive showing from Nagashima, and a great redemption for K-1.
#9 - ALISTAIR OVEREEM def. TODD DUFFEE - KO, Rd. 1
It took The Reem just 19 seconds to stop former UFC fighter Todd Duffee with a barrage of blows, ending the American's night quickly, and earning the new Interim Dream Heavyweight title in the process.
#10 - SATOSHI ISHII def. JEROME LE BANNER - Unanimous Decision
Good fight here, but Ishii was able to control much of the action, turning in an impressive 3rd round where he almost finished JLB with a kimura. Fans booed the decision, but it seemed right to me.
#11 - MARIUS ZAROMSKIS def. KAZUSHI SAKURABA - Doctor Stoppage, Rd. 1
With Sakuraba, you knew this could get ugly, and that's sadly what happened. Saku's massively caulifowered ear first popped, then partly tore away from his skull, forcing the doctors to stop the fight before it even got started.
#12 - TETSUYA YAMATO v. AKIYO "WICKY" NISHURA - Majority Draw
This K-1 rules fight was an entertaining, if somewhat sloppy affair. Both men were even going into the 3rd round, and for this fight there were no extension rounds. Yamato connected late in the round, but it wasn't enough to get the win. One judge gave the bout to Yamato, with the other two ruling it a draw.
#13 - JASON HIGH def. HAYATO "MACH" SAKURAI - Split Decision
I have to be honest, this was a technically sound fight with a good ending, but 13 fights in, it wasn't all that memorable. High gets the split decision win using his superior wrestling.
#14 - TATSUYA KAWAJIRI def. JOSH THOMSON - Unanimous Decision
Thomson tried, but this was all Kawajiri. The Crusher turned in one of his career best performances, dominating Thomson in a way very few have ever done before and taking the definitive decision
#15 - HIROYUKI TAKAYA def. BIBIANO FERNANDES - Unanimous Decision
A good contest in the main event between two very evenly matched fighters, but it was Takaya who consistently pushed ahead just a bit, winning exchanges on the feet and on the ground to get the decision win. Takaya now claims the Dream FW championship to cap off a great 2010 for the fighter.
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