HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi talks about his upcoming K1 Rules fight against Kyotaro Fujimoto at Dynamite 2010 Event in Japan on New Years eve 2010.
All fighters competing in Friday’s DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010” event successfully made weight for the show.
Additionally, officials today announced the bout order for the 15-fight card, which includes three title fights and a featherweight champ Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya headliner.
The event takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and airs in the U.S. on HDNet (4 a.m. ET).
Other title fights include welterweight champ Marius Zaromskis vs. Kazushi Sakuraba. Zaromskis weighed 166.9 pounds and Sakuraba 167.6. Additionally, Alistair Overeem (260.1) and Todd Duffee (249.1) fight for the organization’s interim heavyweight championship.
As with World Victory Road’s “Sengoku: Soul of Fight” event that took place earlier today, “Dynamite!! 2010” features kickboxing bouts in addition to MMA fights. Additionally, DREAM officials have allowed “special rules” for a Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro Nagashima bout. One three-minute kickboxing round will be followed by a five-minute MMA round. Open-finger gloves will be used, and if a winner hasn’t been determined by knockout or submission, the fight will be declared a draw.
In the night’s first bout, Bob Sapp and Shinichi Suzukawa meet in an open-weight special-rules fight. The bout will be held under MMA rules, but the fighters won’t wear gloves. Closed-fist strikes are not allowed, though palm strikes are.
The official weigh-in results and reverse bout order include:
* Champ Bibiano Fernandes (62.7kg/138.2lb) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (62.9kg/ 138.7lb)
* Tatsuya Kawajiri (70kg/154.3lb) vs. Josh Thomson (70kg/154.3lb)
* Jason High (75.6kg/166.7lb) vs. Hayato Sakurai (76kg/167.6lb)
* Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura (62.8kg/138.5lb) vs. Tetsuya Yamato (63kg/138.9lb)@
* Champ Marius Zaromskis (75.7kg/166.9lb) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (76kg/167.6lb)
* Satoshi Ishii (105.7kg/233lb) vs. Jerome Le Banner (120kg/264.6lb)
* Alistair Overeem (118kg/260.1lb) vs. Todd Duffee (113kg/249.1lb)
* Shinya Aoki (70kg/154.3lb) vs. Yuichiro Nagashim (70kg/154.3lb)+
* Kyotaro Fujimoto (104kg/229.3lb) vs. Gegard Mousasi (97kg/213.8lb)@
* Sergei Kharitonov (n/a) vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (100kg/220.5lb)
* Hiroshi Izumi (101kg/222.7lb) vs. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa (87.5kg/192.9 lb)
* Hideo Tokoro (63kg/138.9lb) vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe (63kg/138.9lb)
* Kazuyuki Miyata (64.8kg/142.9lb) vs. Caol Uno (65kg/143.3lb)
* Katsuaki Furuki (76.5kg/168.6lb) vs. Andy Ologun (75kg/165.3lb)
* Bob Sapp (n/a) vs. Shinichi Suzukawa (n/a)^
^ – IGF special rules
+ – MMA/K-1 mixed-rules bout
@ – K-1 rules bout