Tatsuya Kawajiri and Hiroyuki Takaya share a “Dynamite!!” workout session at Tokyo’s JB Sports.
“Crusher” battles Strikeforce lightweight Josh Thomson at the Dec. 31 event while “Streetfight Bancho” tries to win the featherweight title from Bibiano Fernandes.
Props: Taro Irei (via Sherdog.com)
HDNet has officially announced they will air FieLDS Dynamite!! 2010 live on Dec. 31 starting at 4 a.m. ET from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Much of the coverage surrounding the event has centered on the fact that the “Demolition Man” Alistair Overeem will, in fact, compete at the event. The only question is against who.
Initially rumored to be Bobby Lashley, his opponent has been all but confirmed by Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG) to be UFC flame-out Todd Duffee.
There are plenty of intriguing match-ups actually confirmed for the card including Shinya Aoki vs Yuichiro Nagashima in an MMA/K-1 Mixed Rules bout, Marius Zaromskis vs Kazushi Sakuraba and Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Josh Thomson.
Even “The Beast” Bob Sapp is all set to appear.
Here is the full current FieLDS Dynamite!! 2010 fight card and line-up:
170 lbs.: Marius Zaromskis vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
155 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Josh Thomson
155 lbs.: Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Caol Uno
145 lbs.: Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
170 lbs.: Hayato Sakurai vs. Jason High
265 lbs.: Hiroshi Izumi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa
205 lbs.: Sergei Kharitonov vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
265 lbs.: Satoshi Ishii vs. Jerome Le Banner
170 lbs.: Katsuaki Furuki vs. Andy Ologun
MMA/K-1 Mixed Rules Card:
155 lbs.: Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro Nagashima
IGF Special Rules Card:
265 lbs.: Bob Sapp vs. Shinichi Suzukawa
Again, it has not been officially announced that Todd Duffee will fight Alistair Overeem at the event.