December 17, 2010 By admin
Four additional bouts today were announced for the Dec. 31 DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010” event.
DREAM Super Hulk tourney winner Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa (47-31-8 MMA, 7-4 DREAM) meets Sengoku fighter Hiroshi Izumi (3-1 MMA, 1-0 DREAM), and featherweight Hideo Tokoro (26-23-1 MMA, 4-6 DREAM) meets former boxer and K-1 vet Kazuhisa Watanabe (0-0 MMA, 0-0 DREAM).
Additionally, notable HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi (4-0 kickboxing) takes on Kyotaro Fujimoto (18-4 kickboxing) in a K-1 rules bout.
The organization also confirmed a Jason High (10-3 MMA, 2-1 DREAM) vs. Hayato Sakurai (35-11-2 MMA, 4-3 DREAM) welterweight bout.
DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010” takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and airs on HDNet in the U.S.
Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem also is expected to be a part of the card, though the organization still is trying to finalize an opponent. Officials confirmed former WWE star and Strikeforce vet Bobby Lashley is a possibility. A source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com on Thursday the bout has a solid shot of being signed.
The latest “Dynamite!! 2010” card includes:
* Hiroshi Izumi vs. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa
* Jason High vs. Hayato Sakurai
* Hideo Tokoro vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe
* Kyotaro Fujimoto vs. Gegard Mousasi@
* Champ Marius Zaromskis vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (for welterweight title)
* Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro Nagashim+
* Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Josh Thomson
* Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Caol Uno
* Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura vs. Tetsuya Yamato@
* Champ Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (for featherweight title)