Final Preparations! Lighting The Fuse

#15: Fujita Has Returned

Kazuyuki Fujita returned (photo) to Japan from his 4 week long training camp at Marco Ruas’s Gym in the U.S. on the 27th. When talking with the press he said that he doesn’t think there is another Japanese fighter who can fight with Alistair. “If I don’t do it, who will?!”

#14: Gono NYE Performance

Gono announced that if everything goes as planned, we will see a performance on NYE on the same level of the red & white song contest, which is the big TV program on NYE in Japan.

#13: Kazunori Yokota Shootboxing

#12: SENGOKU HQ Fight Videos

A few SENGOKU fights will be available on DREAM’s YouTube channel for a limited period of time. They are high quality and with no commentary. Check them out.

#11: SRC Vs. DREAM

#10: Sefo Vs. Nishijima Preview

#9: Kazuo Misaki Speaks

Misaki said that he started training for a fight while thinking that the highest chance for an opponent would be a certain person (probably Sakuraba). It didn’t happen so Misaki decided that he would not fight on NYE for once. However, the second time they offered him Manhoef he was of two minds.

Since he’s an MMA fighter and there is an opponent before him who wants a fight with him, he decided to take it though.

This is Misaki’s first fight since leaving GRABAKA. He has trained at the Power Of Dream gym (Satoshi Ishii, occasionally Kazunori Yokota, Singh Heart Jaideep, Tomoya Miyashita, etc.) since then (he knows the president there and has trained there before, so not much is different for him).

If Misaki was to describe Manhoef with one word it would be “dangerous”. He thinks that Manhoef’s physique is excellent and that his punches are strong. He’s currently thinking about which strategy to enter the fight with.

#8: Mousasi Vs. Goodridge?

According to DREAM Welterweight Jason High’s twitter, Gegard Mousasi will face Gary Goodridge on NYE.

#7: Special Rules In K-1 Fights

Andy Souwer asked for permission to wear his long Shootboxing spats against Masato and Masato permitted it and Yosuke Nishijima asked to wear shoes against Ray Sefo and Ray also permitted it so FEG announced these special rules for the fights. Nishijima will not be allowed to kick (he can knee though, same as against Aerts).

#6: Gegard Mousasi & Kazushi Sakuraba

The last fight of Dynamite!! will most likely be a superfight between Gegard Mousasi and someone TBA, either under K-1 or MMA rules. Kazushi Sakuraba is injured and will definitely not participate.

#5: Kazuo Misaki Vs. Melvin Manhoef Announced

Misaki enters Team SRC - Kamipro.com

The fight was announced at a press conference earlier today.

FieLDS Dynamite!! ~The Power Of Courage 2009~
Date: December 31st, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

MMA Fight:
Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida

DREAM Vs. SRC:

Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto vs. Masanori Kanehara
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Hideo Tokoro vs. Marlon Sandro
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Akihiro Gono
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hiroshi Izumi
Alistair Overeem vs. Kazuyuki Fujita
Shinya Aoki vs. Mizuto Hirota
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazunori Yokota
Melvin Manhoef vs. Kazuo Misaki

K-1 MAX Fight (5×3 minutes, 1×3 ext.):
Masato vs. Andy Souwer

K-1 Fight:
Ray Sefo vs. Yosuke Nishijima

Super Hulk Tournament Final:
Minowaman vs. Sokoudjou

#4: Presser Backstage Footage

KID asks Tokoro who his opponent is and they talk a little about Sandro. KID asks about his weight, etc. Sakurai tells KID that he’s sleepy after the camera returns from the SRC side.

FEG’s Tanigawa getting the call about Fujita having decided his participation and chosen Kazuyuki Fujita.

#3: Kanehara Speaks

Masanori Kanehara interview

Kawajiri and Yokota press conference comments

Aoki and Hirota press conference comments

#2: Announcement Tomorrow

When asked about the announcement of the rest of the Dynamite!! fights on twitter, FEG’s Tanigawa wrote tomorrow (the 25th).

#1: Drunken Fist Minowaman

Drunken Fist Minowaman - GBRing.com

Minowaman usually does some unorthodox training in the open training sessions before his fights. However, on the 23rd he did some usual weight training like sit-ups, 180 kg calf raises, etc. at the Endo Gym.

After the weight training he did some shadow boxing and after that he showed the movements of snake fist, drunken fist, and kame hame wave (Ryu from Street Fighter). One day when he couldn’t sleep he saw some Jackie Chan videos on YouTube and it was then he saw styles such as the snake fist. He thought it was awesome and has incorporated this movie studying into his training since September.

About using these in his fight, Minowaman says with a bitter smile that sake is illegal so it’ll be difficult. Minowaman also says that it would be ideal if he became new ashuraman (Kinnikuman character) for the fight but since new ashuraman has six arms that’s unreasonable. So he’ll go with the two-armed kinnikuman.

Click here for photos of Minowaman showing movements from all three styles.

  1. Ziggy
    December 24, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I really hope Soko has weak leg-lock defense!!

  2. whomever
    December 24, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Minowa wins. Let there be no doubt.

  3. cacti
    December 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I keep seeing Misaki/Kikuta being brought up on Twitter comments to Tanigawa. I really hope that doesn’t happen.

  4. Anonymous
    December 24, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Needs a good freak show BAD.

  5. Anonymous
    December 24, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I hope the Sengoku guys come in and shut some mouths.

  6. Anonymous
    December 24, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Who will win each match N.O.B? My picks are: Even tho I want Minowa to win very bad Sokoudjou will kill him.
    Sefo KO
    Fujita g n’ p to N/S choke
    Omigawa War
    Tokoro BS decision
    Izumi KO
    Sakuri KO
    Kid decision
    Kawajiri KO
    Hirota ground knees
    Ishii domination
    Souwer 4th round

  7. tinobar
    December 24, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    kanehara wants to switch seats with kid

  8. cacti
    December 24, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I love Tokoro, and you can tell that was awkward for him.

  9. cacti
    December 25, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Press conference starts 10:30 et tonight. And will be streamed on ustream.

  10. December 25, 2009 at 2:39 am

    how to find feg on ustream?

  11. cacti
    December 25, 2009 at 2:49 am
  12. c'mon man
    December 25, 2009 at 2:50 am

    ovenj0ckey :
    how to find feg on ustream?

    Last time, it was here…

    http://www.ustream.tv/K1_Kuma

  13. cacti
    December 25, 2009 at 3:28 am
  14. cacti
    December 25, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Just started :)

  15. tinobar
    December 25, 2009 at 3:42 am

    hell yeah bro

  16. cacti
    December 25, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Manhoef/Misaki is official

  17. Thomas
    December 25, 2009 at 4:30 am

    cereally??? official!!! :D

    I did get a christmas present this year!!! YESSSS

  18. Ziggy
    December 25, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Gary Goodridge?!
    0-9-1 in last 10 K-1 fights.
    0-5-0 in last 5 MMA fights.
    Putting him against one of the best fighters right now is such a waste…
    I would rather see him fighting Bob Sapp. Why this fight never happened?
    BTW, Goodridge will be fighting Ron Sparks in February at some local show in the US (‘Big Show’ or something like that).

  19. Cacti
    December 25, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I’m happy they are letting Souwed wear his pants. It’s weird to see him fight without them.

  20. December 25, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Anonymous :

    Who will win each match N.O.B? My picks are: Even tho I want Minowa to win very bad Sokoudjou will kill him.
    Sefo KO
    Fujita g n’ p to N/S choke
    Omigawa War
    Tokoro BS decision
    Izumi KO
    Sakuri KO
    Kid decision
    Kawajiri KO
    Hirota ground knees
    Ishii domination
    Souwer 4th round

    Sefo, Overeem, Omigawa/Takaya 50/50, Sandro, Izumi, Gono, KID, Aoki, Kawajiri, Ishii, Masato, Misaki

  21. December 25, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Gary Goodridge fighting on this card (Mousasi of all people) is complete garbage. straight up bullshit.

  22. December 25, 2009 at 10:28 am

    windkick :

    Gary Goodridge fighting on this card (Mousasi of all people) is complete garbage. straight up bullshit.

    Not a good fight but I don’t know if I would want him to face anyone better with a few days notice.

  23. December 25, 2009 at 11:39 am

    well, he said directly after the Soko fight he was gonna fight on the Dynamite card. so, that should indicate he has been training for a few months now just not knowing what opponent he would get. and im sure he knew it would be a K1 fight, so if he has been training all stand up for a few months know he could of fought some one better than Goodridge. if anything, if he fought Zimmerman like originally rumored, then Zimmerman would have the disadvantage since he fought earlier this month

    i mean, seriously….Goodridge? seriously lame.

  24. Santa Claus
    December 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    yall some whiny bitches.

    coal.

  25. Anonymous
    December 25, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    windkick :
    well, he said directly after the Soko fight he was gonna fight on the Dynamite card. so, that should indicate he has been training for a few months now just not knowing what opponent he would get. and im sure he knew it would be a K1 fight, so if he has been training all stand up for a few months know he could of fought some one better than Goodridge. if anything, if he fought Zimmerman like originally rumored, then Zimmerman would have the disadvantage since he fought earlier this month
    i mean, seriously….Goodridge? seriously lame.

    Mousasi is sweet an all, but dude’s only had one K-1 fight. He did look baller as hell against Musashi, but Zimmerman just took Bonjasky the distance…I don’t think Mousasi is on that K-1 level yet.

  26. December 25, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    he should of fought some one better than Goodridge

  27. whomever
    December 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    WAR DREAM

  28. wentz
    December 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    whomever :
    WAR DREAM

    Think about the quality of the fights, not the silly gimmick.

  29. whomever
    December 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    wentz :

    whomever :
    WAR DREAM

    Think about the quality of the fights, not the silly gimmick.

    Oh…okay…

    WAR DREAM

  30. December 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    at this point, it would be retarded if they announced any more fights

  31. December 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    windkick :

    at this point, it would be retarded if they announced any more fights

    wasn’t hunt/manhoef last year announced like 2 days before?

  32. December 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    yea but that was because JLB got injured, so it was a last minute replacement type of deal

  33. December 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    windkick :

    yea but that was because JLB got injured, so it was a last minute replacement type of deal

    still, I believe there have been some closer than that before. I think once even Masato’s fight was announced very close to the event.

    This situation shouldn’t happen though.

  34. cacti
    December 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Minowa/Zimmerman was announced the day before I think.

    Ologun/Nakamura at D.5 was also announced the day before.

  35. Thomas
    December 27, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Is mousasi still going to be on this card?

  36. December 28, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Mousasi may fight on boxing event at 8.1.10., so info about Zimmerman vs. Choi can be reliable.

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