Wednesday, 22 December 2010
True to tradition FEG is putting on a Dynamite event on New Year’s Eve. And like always it’s a stacked card, that should entertain and excite hard core fans as well as casual MMA fans.
The show aspect is taken toned down a bit this year, but an IGF special rules (no idea what that means) featuring Bob Sapp and former sumo wrestler Shinichi Suzukawa should keep the casual fans entertained. Suzukawa is a former sumo wrestler and went by the name of Wakakirin, and made it to the top of the Juryo division. His last sumo tournament was in January 2009, where he went 9-6. He was then thrown out of the sport after a big scandal where he was arrested for possession of cannabis. Suzukawa seems to be no stranger to controversy, and it should be no surprise therefore that is just about cheated (who really knows what heppened) his way into this fight, check out this Sherdog discussion (with video).
For the MMA fans FEG has lined up some very good fights, a title fight between champion Bibiano Fernandes and Hiroyuki Takaya should be a very good fight. Takaya has had a very good 2010 and he will be hoping to cap that off with a win here. This is a rematch of the final in the featherweight tournament, that time it ended in a very close decision win for Fernandes and Takaya will be looking for revenge here.
Personally I am really excited about 2 fights, Miyata vs. Uno and Kawajiri vs. Thomson.
Miyata will be looking to add a big win here over the UFC veteran. A win over Caol Uno would be one of the biggest in his career, and would extend his winning streak to 6. Uno on the other hand needs to get a win after 3 unsuccessful fights in the UFC’s lightweight division.
This year, the card is mainly MMA, but there are some K-1 and a mixed K-1 and MMA fight on the card.
Alistair Overeem’s opponent should be announced soon. There are unconfirmed rumors that this will be a Dream title fight.
Dream Featherweight title fight:
Bibiano Fernandes 8-2-0 vs. 14-8-1 Hiroyuki Takaya
Feather: Hideo Tokoro 26-23-1 vs. 0-0-0 Kazuhisa Watanabe
Welter: Hayato “Mach” Sakurai 35-11-2 vs. 11-3-0 Jason High
Open: Ikuhisa Minowa 47-31-8 vs. 3-1-0 Hiroshi Izumi
Heavy: Satoshi Ishii 3-1-0 vs. 3-1-1 Jerome Le Banner
Heavy: Tatsuya Mizuno vs. Sergey Kharitonov
Welter: Katsuaki Furuki vs. 2-1-0 Andy Ologun
Feather: Caol Uno 25-13-5 vs. 10-7-0 Kazuyuki Miyata
Light: Josh Thomson 18-3-0 vs. 26-6-2 Tatsuya Kawajiri
Welter: Marius Zaromskis 13-5-0 vs. 26-14-1 Kazushi Sakuraba
Heavy: Alistair Overeem 33-11-0 vs. TBA
K-1 rules: Kyotaro vs. Gegard Mousasi
IGF Special Rules: Shinichi Suzukawa vs. Bob Sapp
DREAM/K-1 Mixed rules: Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro Nagashima
K-1 Lightweight: Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura vs. Tetsuya Yamato
Discuss in the FORUM