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DREAM Vs. K-1! Kawajiri And Mousasi Return

Two new fights were announced for Dynamite!! today. Tatsuya Kawajiri will make his K-1 debut as he takes on K-1 MAX veteran Takeda Kozo and DREAM Middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will take on K-1 veteran Musashi in a K-1 rules fight.

Update: FEG President Tanigawa said that it is up to the doctor whether Masato will participate on NYE or not.

Update #2: Mousasi wants Musashi to change his ring name to his real name, Akio Mori, if Mousasi is victorious. In Japanese, Mousasi and Musashi are pronounced the same (Mu-sa-shi).

Update #3: Dynamite!! will be aired on NYE in Japan from 19:00 to 23:54. Before that on the same channel, there will be a Boxing match from 18:00 to 19:00. Takefumi Sakata will defend his WBA Flyweight title against Thai Denkaosan Kaovichit.

Update #4: Tanigawa also said that he wants to construct more K-1 X DREAM fights from this year. He said that fighters such as Badr Hari and Semmy Schilt want to challenge MMA from the K-1 side. Any such announcements will have to wait until after the K-1 WGP Finals in December.

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 Rules Fights:
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Takeda Kozo
Gegard Mousasi vs. Musashi

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

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  1. Minowa
    November 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Mousasi vs Musashi?! Under K-1 rules?! I know, it’s funny – spelling of their names in Japanese is the same, but come on… FEG should pit Gegard against some other champion, like Akiyama or someone.

  2. Anonymous
    November 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Mousasi said himself that he want to test his skills in K-1. FEG is just doing what he wants.

  3. Rictor
    November 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Mousasi said himself that he wants to test his skills in K-1 after he won the MW GP. FEG is just doing what he asked for.

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  5. revaz
    November 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Gegard has good boxing skills but i think Mousashi can withstand those skills with his experience in k-1. It would be more intresting Mousasi vs Akiyama ore something like that but on MMA rules…

  6. revaz
    November 27, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    i just cheked dream official site , i found a new pic dynamite!! press conference or somethink like that with genki sudo on it!!! someone knows what he did there? i hope he’ll return…

  7. sprewell
    November 27, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Akiyama vs. Mousasi is a horrible fight for NYE. It only appeals to hardcore fans, and that is not the audience FEG is aiming at. Akiyama vs. Aoki is what they will do.

    I think this K-1 vs. MMA crossover will result in Mirko and Alistair not fighting. I could see Mirko vs. Schilt and Alistair vs. Hari.

  8. sprewell
    November 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    The Sudo picture is just about him being the commentator for the show, along with Kohsaka.

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