Dynamite!! 2010 is currently on air at HDNet. As it airs, we'll be updating all the results here. A note - the HDNet broadcast is actually on a bit of a delay from the live action, but we'll be giving results as they air on HDNet.
#1 - BOB SAPP v. SHINICHI SUZUKAWA - No Fight
This fight was cancelled shortly before the event started because Sapp pulled out. Which I guess is a new personal record for Sapp and how quickly he can get the fight over with. No slap of Inoki fighting spirit for the Beast tonight.
#2 - ANDY OLOGUN def. KATSUAKI FURUKI - Unanimous Decision
A pretty close fight, with Ologun hurting Furuki at the very end of the 3rd and maybe winning it there.
#3 - KAZUYUKI MIYATA def. CAOL UNO - Unanimous Decision
Miyata does his thing, outwrestling Uno to a win. He also threw a nice suplex in round 3, so that's something.
#4 - HIDEO TOKORO def. KAZUHISA WATANABE - Armbar, Rd. 3
This was ALL Tokoro, who tried roughly 274 submissions before finally locking one all the way in and tapping Watanabe. The MAX fighter was spirited as he always is, but didn't have much to offer except energy.
#5 - HIROSHI IZUMI def. MINOWAMAN - Ground & Pound, Rd. 3
Yeesh, not a great showing here from Minowaman. An all around somewhat lackluster fight, with Minowaman totally controlled and ineffective. Remember folks - Minowaman vs. Super Hulks? Good. Minowaman vs. regular opponents? Not entertaining.
#6 - SERGEI KHARITONOV def. TATSUYA MIZUNO - KO, Rd. 1
True to Kharitonov's new K-1 aspirations, this was all standing, with Kharitonov stalking Mizuno before crushing him with nasty punches and a kneesto put Mizuno out cold. Brutal.
#7 - GEGARD MOUSASI def. KYOTARO - Unanimous Decision
Upset win for Mousasi here as he takes out his 2nd K-1 Japanese superstar. Mousasi dropped him in the 2nd to take the win. And thanks for the shout out Voice - right back at you!
#8 - YUICHIRO NAGASHIMA def. SHINYA AOKI - KO, Rd. 2
After an awkward first round of Aoki stalling, Nagashima landed a hard knee to open the MMA round, knocking the Dream champion out. Very impressive showing from Nagashima, and a great redemption for K-1.
#9 - ALISTAIR OVEREEM def. TODD DUFFEE - KO, Rd. 1
It took The Reem just 19 seconds to stop former UFC fighter Todd Duffee with a barrage of blows, ending the American's night quickly, and earning the new Interim Dream Heavyweight title in the process.
#10 - SATOSHI ISHII def. JEROME LE BANNER - Unanimous Decision
Good fight here, but Ishii was able to control much of the action, turning in an impressive 3rd round where he almost finished JLB with a kimura. Fans booed the decision, but it seemed right to me.
#11 - MARIUS ZAROMSKIS def. KAZUSHI SAKURABA - Doctor Stoppage, Rd. 1
With Sakuraba, you knew this could get ugly, and that's sadly what happened. Saku's massively caulifowered ear first popped, then partly tore away from his skull, forcing the doctors to stop the fight before it even got started.
#12 - TETSUYA YAMATO v. AKIYO "WICKY" NISHURA - Majority Draw
This K-1 rules fight was an entertaining, if somewhat sloppy affair. Both men were even going into the 3rd round, and for this fight there were no extension rounds. Yamato connected late in the round, but it wasn't enough to get the win. One judge gave the bout to Yamato, with the other two ruling it a draw.
#13 - JASON HIGH def. HAYATO "MACH" SAKURAI - Split Decision
I have to be honest, this was a technically sound fight with a good ending, but 13 fights in, it wasn't all that memorable. High gets the split decision win using his superior wrestling.
#14 - TATSUYA KAWAJIRI def. JOSH THOMSON - Unanimous Decision
Thomson tried, but this was all Kawajiri. The Crusher turned in one of his career best performances, dominating Thomson in a way very few have ever done before and taking the definitive decision
#15 - HIROYUKI TAKAYA def. BIBIANO FERNANDES - Unanimous Decision
A good contest in the main event between two very evenly matched fighters, but it was Takaya who consistently pushed ahead just a bit, winning exchanges on the feet and on the ground to get the decision win. Takaya now claims the Dream FW championship to cap off a great 2010 for the fighter.
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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