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K-1 to start women's division
The hybrid kickboxing MMA company K-1 held a press conference yeaterday to announce that they are starting a women's division. And to herald this announcement, K-1 producer Sadaharu Kanigawa announced that the first women's match will be on the Mar. 20 show in Seoul, Korea. Kanigawa said they haven't decided what the women's division will be called or the start date but it will start in 2009.
Alistair Overeem Returning To K-1
Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG) has confirmed that Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem will return to K-1 on March 28 to face World GP 2008 Champion Remy Bonjasky under K-1 rules at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 from the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. Overeem is coming off a first round destruction of former K-1 heavyweight champion Badr Hari at the Fields Dynamite!! super show on December 31.
MMA Can Wait: Alistair Overeem Headed Back to K-1 to Face Remy Bonjasky Next?
Though he’s being courted by both the UFC and Strikeforce, where he is the reigning heavyweight champ, Alistair Overeem will likely have his next fight back in the K-1 ring. A report on MixFight.nl, translated by our trusty friend Robert at Free Fight Videos, says Overeem has accepted an offer to fight 2008 K-1 Grand Prix winner Remy Bonjasky at the end of March.
Rob ‘The Dutchman’ Kaman Talks About Training ‘Babalu’ Sobral
Rob ‘The Dutchman’ Kaman Talks About Training ‘Babalu’ Sobral World renowned kickboxing legend Rob ‘The Dutchman’ Kaman recently started training Brazilian Jiu –Jitsu Black Belt Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral some of his storied stand – up fighting skills and techniques and he let PDG inside the training.
Submitted Jan 30, 2009 5:16AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, K-1 / K-1 Hero's, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Cro Cop Overeem K-1?
“They’ve offered me to fight Overeem under K1 rules. At 34 years of age ideally I’d like to fight for both organizations. At 34 years of age, I don’t have many more fights left but fighting for both companies would keep me as active as possible.” Concluded Cro Cop.
Silva Sues CSAC
Suspended fighter Antonio Silva filed a civil action against the California State Athletic Commission on Jan. 7 in Los Angeles Superior Court, the first known case in which a mixed martial artist has legally contested a CSAC decision outside the state regulatory body. Silva is asking for a “writ of mandate,” or a ruling from the court that will supersede the CSAC’s decision to suspend the fighter for one year for alleged steroid use and possibly allow Silva another hearing to try and prove his innocence.
Submitted Jan 13, 2009 8:20PM by ncordless - 8 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, General MMA, K-1 / K-1 Hero's
K-1 Dynamite Ratings Certainly Not Dynamite
Pun intended, of course. The numbers are out and FEG's target of 15% ratings in Japan was not achieved. The rating came in at about 12%, not much lower than 2007 but still below expectations.
Post-Dynamite Notebook: Aoki Wants Bout with B.J. Penn
“I think there’s no doubt that B.J. Penn is still the best at 155 pounds. He’s most likely the best fighter in the world. I don’t ignore the UFC,” Aoki commented. “I respect the UFC because it’s a very high level organization -- a high summit in the sport.” “Personally, the most decisive fight in the world, the culmination, the pinnacle for me is B.J. Penn,” Aoki said on the eve of arguably his greatest victory. “Please do not misunderstand -- I really need this to be clearly expressed in the media: Shinya Aoki will not go to the UFC. I just want to fight B.J. Penn. This is my selfish wish. I know that everyone says they want Penn, but I think I’m the number one Japanese fighter to be saying this.”
Hellboy vs. JZ fight possibly cancelled
Don't slaughter me if this ends up not true but its from a source that I've been following for years for my Japanese MMA news from the webmaster who is currently at the arena. "It is announced that "Hellboy" vs. JZ fight is cancelled!! It is due to injury on "Hellboy", the doctor stopped the fight! The event is underway and I really hope the injury is not serious! I know Joachim was well prepared and it is very sad...."
****Le Banner out, Manhoef replacement****
Le Banner is out of the fight against Hunt, i read on sherdog hes got the flu (not 100% sure though, it is sherdog), and Manhoef is replacing him in an open weight fight. and here are the two sherdog links
- FIGHT-BY-FIGHT: DYNAMITE!! 2008 PREVIEW
A breakdown of all the fights.
Event Magic.tv deal fails, FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008 will not air live in U.S.
FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008, the star-studded New Year's Eve event, has been unable to secure a TV or internet broadcasting contract and will not be seen live in the U.S. Officials from both FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008 promoter Fight Entertainment Group and potential internet broadcast partner Event Magic.tv released the disappointing news on Monday.
Minowaman Returns at FEG FiELDS Dynamite!! 2008
Yet another fight was announced today for the absolutely monster FiELDS Dynamite!! 2008 year end event. According to Nightmare of Battle it was made official today that Minowaman, real name Ikuhisa Minowa, would be facing off against K-1 fighter Errol Zimmerman in an MMA rules fight. Minowaman is looking to bounce back from a quick heel hook submission loss at Dream.6 against Masakatsu Funaki. Meanwhile Zimmerman is coming off a pretty good showing at the K-1 World Grand Prix Finals 2008. In the tournament the Dutch-Surinamese kick boxer was able to make it to the second round of the tournament before being KOed by former K-1 World Heavyweight Champion Badr Hari.This will be Zimmerman's first MMA fight.
Overeem vs. Hari At Dynamite Now Official
The match that Alistair Overeem has been saying he'd be in on his website is now official for K-1 Dynamite!! FEG has officially announced Overeem vs. Badr Hari in a K-1 Rules match.
2 More Fights Added To Dynamite Card
The deep card that is K-1 Dynamite!! just got deeper. 2 more fights have been added, both under DREAM (MMA) Rules: Hayato Sakurai vs. Katsuyori Shibata and Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Andy Ologun. Also, still no official confirmation of Alistair Overeem vs. Badr Hari with K-1 Rules.
K-1 Dynamite Available as Online PPV
(PRESS RELEASE) — The world’s biggest combat sports event, DYNAMITE!!, is tipped to become a live online global phenomenon. Talks are underway for an historic online pay-per-view to over 100 countries, including the United States of America, United Kingdom, entire European Union, China, South East Asia, Russia, India, Australasia, and South America. Held December 31st (New Years Eve) at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, the Dynamite!! event is described as the Superbowl of Mixed Martial Arts. The internet deal is expected to be made official in the next few weeks.
Kharitonov out...who's in?
The discussion was who would fight under whos rules first and Alistair stepped up first!
Bob Sapp Returns To MMA On NYE (*UPDATED*)
K-1 on Monday announced that Bob Sapp will make his return to Japan one year to the day of his last appearance. Adding him to the Fields Dynamite!! New Year's Eve event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, Sapp will face the mysterious Kinniku Mantaro in a mixed martial arts bout. Little is known about Mantaro and even the K-1 announcement contained no information about him. EDIT: Kinniku Mantaro is actually the name of a Japanese anime character. NightmareOfBattle.com is reporting that the true name of the person facing Sapp on New Year's Eve is Akihito Tanaka, a seven-time All Japan Wrestling champion. The bout with Sapp is being sponsored by the creators of the Japanese anime that features Kinniku Mantaro and Tanaka will actually wear a mask of the character when he fights.
Badr Hari is stripped of his K-1 heavyweight title
Sportsnoavi reported about FEG's press conference in Tokyo on December 17. In the conference, FEG announced the penalties against Badr Hari's action in K-1 World GP 2008 on December 6. Sadaharu Tanikawa K-1 event producer: “After having a meeting with Nobuaki Kakuda rule director, judges and FEG, we decided to give him the heaviest penalties in K-1 history. He is stripped of his heavyweight title and not paid for his participation in K-1 World GP. We don't suspend his license in K-1 because our current rules don't allow us to do that. We are going to modify the rules to allow for suspensions starting 2009. We take back our plan of offering him fights in Dynamite and K-1 event in March. We haven't reached a decision when he comes back. We expect a lot from him. We hope he gets mentally stronger, and regain the title of K-1 champion someday.” Badr Hari accepted the FEG's decision and made an apology for his action. “I'm sorry that my action disappointed my fans. I truly regret what I did. I hope I can come back to K-1 ring soon.” Tanikawa also commented about Satoshi Ishii. “I'm very disappointed to hear his decision of challenging to the UFC. If he hasn't contracted with them yet, I don't give up. I will try to convince him to stay in Japan. It's great for him to pursue his dream, but he is too good to let go easily.”
Cro Cop Now On K-1 Dynamite...Yet Again
The latest chapter in the on-again off-again saga of Mirko Cro Cop on the K-1 Dynamite!! card now has him on again. This time he's confirmed for a K-1 Rules match against Korean giant Hong-Man Choi.