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Final Preparations! Yarennoka!

This will be the final post before the NYE events and all updates will be posted here.

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11. The Yarennoka! fighters all assembled around 24 hours before the event.

All fighters on one stage

Big audience at hand

Heated staredown between Misaki and Akiyama

Streaming video: Part 1, Part 2

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10. Fedor interview on Inside MMA which aired yesterday on HDNet.

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9. Streaming pre-fight video interviews.

Gilbert Melendez

Mike Russow

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8. Interviews with Hong Man Choi and Fedor from today here. Thanks to mdhan for the translation.

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7. Streaming training videos. To view them use winamp for example.

Makoto Takimoto

Yoshihiro Akiyama

Kazuo Misaki

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6. Pictures from the photo session at the hotel.

Fedor and Choi

Aoki and Jung

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5. The foreign fighters have started to arrive to Japan.

Emelianenko Fedor

Gilbert Melendez

Luiz Azeredo

Fighters training for their fights.

Masakatsu Funaki

Kazuo Misaki

Norifumi Yamamoto

Makoto Takimoto

Yoshihiro Akiyama

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4. The fight order and Nicholas Pettas vs. Kim Young Hyun have been announced for K-1 Dynamite!! 2007.

FieLDS K-1 Premium 2007 Dynamite!!

Date: 31/12-2007

Place: Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan

K-1 Rules U-18 60 KG Tournament Reserve Fight ( 3 – 3 – 3 ):

1. Ryo Murakoshi (15) vs. Arata Fujimoto (17)

K-1 Rules ( 3 – 3 – 3 ):

2. Takashi Tachikawa vs. Yoshihisa Inoue

K-1 Rules U-18 60 KG Tournament Semifinals ( 3 – 3 – 3 ):

3. HIROYA (15) vs. Kizaemon Saiga (18)

4. Kenji Kubo (18) vs. Yudai (16)

Hero’s Rules ( 5 – 5 – 5 ):

5. Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Joachim Hansen

Hero’s Rules ( 10 – 5 – Ex5 ):

6. Melvin Manhoef vs. Yousuke Nishijima

Hero’s Rules ( 5 – 5 – 5 ):

7. Minowaman vs. Zulu

8. Hideo Tokoro vs. Kiyoshi Tamura

K-1 Rules U-18 60 KG Tournament Final ( 3 – 3 – 3 ):

9. HIROYA/Saiga vs. Kubo/Yudai

K-1 Rules ( 3 – 3 – 3 – Ex3 – Ex3 ):

10. Musashi vs. Bernard Ackah

11. Nicholas Pettas vs. Kim Young Hyun

12. Masato vs. Yong Soo Choi

Hero’s Rules ( 5 – 5 – 5 ):

13. Bob Sapp vs. Bobby Ologun

14. Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Rani Yahya

Hero’s Rules ( 10 – 5 – Ex5 ):

15. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Masakatsu Funaki

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3. According to this article on sherdog.com, Jung Bukyung has trained MMA for 2 months at Yoon Dong Sik’s new team, Team Yoon.

Bu-Kyung, 29, made the transition to MMA two months ago and trains with Dong Sik Yoon out of the newly established Team Yoon. According to his representatives, Bu-Kyung has adept grappling skills. Yoon also commented that Jung’s pinning techniques, which will be tested against the dynamic Aoki, are better than his.

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2. Roman Zentsov vs. Mike Russow and the fight order have officially been announced for Yarennoka. The Zentsov vs. Russow fight will only consist of two 5 minute rounds while the other fights will have a 10 minute first round and a 5 minute second round.

Yarennoka!

Date: 31/12-2007

Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

1. Roman Zentsov vs. Mike Russow [1]

2. Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo

3. Murilo Bustamante vs. Makoto Takimoto

4. Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida

5. Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

6. Hayato Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa

7. Shinya Aoki vs. Jung Bukyung

8. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Choi Hong Man [2]

[1] Special Rules: The match will consist of only two 5 minute rounds.

[2] Special Rules: No knees to the head of a grounded opponent.

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1. Nicholas Pettas has made a post on his blog saying that he will be fighting at K-1 Dynamite!! 2007, the fight will be announced on Saturday. Expect the opponent to be the new big Korean K-1 fighter, Young Hyun Kim.

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