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The Fight That Has Over A Decade Of History Behind It! Sakuraba Vs. Tamura…

Four fights were announced for FieLDS Dynamite!! today. Kazushi Sakuraba will take on Kiyoshi Tamura in a Middleweight fight that has a lot of history behind it. Joachim Hansen will fight J.Z. Calvan in a top Lightweight fight. Finally, the two semifinals of the K-1 Koshien tournament were also announced to take place at Dynamite!!

Update: It seems that the event finally has a name. FieLDS Dynamite!! ~Yuuki no Chikara 2008~

Yuuki no Chikara = Power of Courage

Update #2: Hansen vs. Calvan is a non-title fight.

Update #3: Sakuraba made some demands on the rules of the fight. He wants a no time-limit fight with open-hand punches.

DREAM event producer Sasahara said that it is difficult to not have a time restriction because of the live telecast. However, he did suggest preparing a special rule with Sakuraba’s demands in mind.

Update #4: The plan is for the event to consist of 10 MMA fights and 6-7 K-1 fights (K-1 Koshien included).

Update #5: It looks like the final fight of the K-1 Koshien tournament will also take place in the same event. Watch the latest uploaded Kakutou Ou for a preview and a look into the lives of the final 4.

Update #6: Here is the video that was shown on the big screen at the first Dynamite!! press conference. It is awesome.

FieLDS Dynamite!! ~Yuuki no Chikara 2008~
Date: December 31st, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Middleweight Fight:
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kiyoshi Tamura

Lightweight Fight:
Joachim Hansen vs. J.Z.Calvan

K-1 Koshien Final Fight:
HIROYA/Shimada vs. Kusakabe/Urabe

K-1 Koshien Semifinal Fights:
HIROYA vs. Shota Shimada
Ryuya Kusakabe vs. Koya Urabe

Possible Fights:
Mirko CroCop vs. Alistair Overeem
Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli

Possible Participants:
Choi Hong Man
Semmy Schilt
Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro

  1. Minowa
    November 12, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Sakuraba vs Tamura – HELL YEAH!!!!

    Here are their previous battles in UWFi :

    1st – 1996.03.01

    2nd – 1996.03.23

    3rd – 1996.05.27
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdwSyX2o5kY (part 1)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bDLqmXfNEg (part 2)

  2. Minowa
    November 12, 2008 at 7:26 am

    They should fight under U-Style/Catch-Wrestling rules! I don’t want to see another mega-fight with a quick, dissapointing finish (like Tamura vs Funaki)…

  3. November 12, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I think both are tough enough to not go down from a first strike of the other, especially in this fight.

  4. paperchamp
    November 12, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    can someone tell me how is this a huge match in japan?

  1. November 12, 2008 at 9:46 pm
  2. November 13, 2008 at 11:11 am

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