The quote “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” has never felt more appropriate than it does now. For tonight is the last MMA event of 2009, and it’s none other than the traditional Japanese New Year’s eve extravaganza Dynamite!! 2009..
Fields K-1 has put together a true mega-card featuring a total of 18 fights. The card will feature stars from the world of K-1 , DREAM, World Victory Road’s Sengoku, and Strikeforce. Dynamite!! 2009 will feature champions from rival organizations facing off, the final fight of a Japanese legend, the crowning of the “Super Hulk” tournament champion, and all the crazy match ups that we have come to know and love from our friends in the Far East.
For the hardcore fans with access, the event begins at 3am ET ( midnight PT) live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and is broadcast in its entirety on HDNet . The event is expected to last between 6 ½ to 7 ½ hours!!
For those fans who choose sleep over MMA, FiveOuncesofPain.com will have you covered with live event results as they happen.
For those of you watching live, comment below and enjoy. For everyone else check back for Live results.
Tonight’s fight card
- Masaaki Noiri def.Hiroya via decision(K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal)
- Shota Shimada def Katsuki Ishida via decision(K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal)
- Ikuhisa Minowa def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO Round 3 (MMA/”Super Hulk” finale)
- Ray Sefo def. Yosuke Nishijima via decision (K-1)
- Masaaki Noiri def. Shota Shimada via decision (K-1 KOSHIEN final)
- Hiroshi Izumi def. Katsuyori Shibata decision(MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- Michihiro Omigawa def Hiroyuki Takaya via TKO(MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- Akihiro Gono def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai via armbard 3:56 Round 2 (MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- Melvin Manhoef def Kazuo Misaki via TKO (MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- Hideo Tokoro def. Jong Man Kim via decision (MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kazunori Yokota via decision (MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- DREAM and SENGOKU are now tied with 3 wins each
- Masanori Kanehara def. Norofumi “Kid” Yamamoto via decision(MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- Alistair Overeem def. Kazuyuki Fujita TKO knee Round 1(MMA/STRIKEFORCE/DREAM VS. WVR)
- It’s now all tied up at 4 wins each. The Aoki vs. Hirota match will decide the winning dream team.
- Gegard Mousasi def. Gary Goodridge via TKO Round 1 (MMA)
- Shinya Aoki def. Mizuto Hirota via TKO/sub Broken arm (MMA/DREAM VS. WVR)
- DREAM wins the team match up 5-4
- Hidehiko Yoshida def. Satoshi Ishii via decision (MMA)
- Masato def. Andy Souwer via decision(K-1)