Dynamite!! 2008

Dynamite!! 2008 was the annual kickboxing and mixed martial arts event held by K-1 & DREAM on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It featured eleven DREAM mixed martial arts rules fights in a variety of weight classes, four K-1 rules fights, and the inaugural K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 high school tournament.[1]

Dynamite 2008
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The poster for Dynamite 2008.
PromotionDREAM, K-1
DateDecember 31, 2008
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CityJapan Saitama, Japan
Event chronology
K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!! Dynamite 2008 Dynamite!! 2009


Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Kiyoshi Tamura def. Kazushi Sakuraba Unanimous decision (20–18, 20–18, 20–18) 2 5:00
Lightweight Shinya Aoki def. Eddie Alvarez Submission (heel hook) 1 1:32 [a]
Heavyweight Melvin Manhoef def. Mark Hunt KO (punches) 1 0:18
Heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Hong Man Choi TKO (leg kick) 1 6:32
Welterweight Hayato "Mach" Sakurai def. Katsuyori Shibata TKO (referee stoppage) 1 7:02
Heavyweight Semmy Schilt def. Mighty Mo Submission (triangle choke) 1 5:31
Heavyweight Bob Sapp def. Akihito Tanaka TKO (punches) 1 5:22 [b]
Welterweight Andy Ologun def. Yukio Sakaguchi KO (punches) 1 3:52
Featherweight Daisuke Nakamura def. Hideo Tokoro Submission (armbar) 1 2:23
Middleweight Minowaman def. Errol Zimmerman Submission (toe hold) 1 1:01
K-1 Rules
Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi def. Musashi TKO (referee stoppage) 1 2:32
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Badr Hari KO (right hook) 1 2:07
Welterweight Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kozo Takeda KO 1 2:37
Welterweight Artur Kyshenko def. Yoshihiro Sato majority decision, 2-0 (30-29, 29-28, 29-29) 3 5:00
K-1 Rules, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Final
HIROYA def. Koya Urabe extra round unanimous decision, 3-0 3 5:00
K-1 Rules, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Semi Final
HIROYA def. Shota Shimada three-round unanimous decision, 3-0 (30-29, 30-29, 30-29) 3 5:00
Koya Urabe def. Ryuya Kusakabe TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 2:29
K-1 Rules, K-1 KOSHIEN Under 18 Tournament – Reserve Fight
Taishi Hiratsuka def. Daizo Sasaki KO 2 1:00
  1. ^ For the WAMMA Lightweight Champion.
  2. ^ Produced by DJ OZMA featuring YUDETAMAGO.


Canceled fightsEdit

  • An MMA bout between Mark Hunt and Jerome Le Banner was originally scheduled, but Le Banner had to withdraw a few days before the event. Melvin Manhoef was instead brought in to replace him.
  • Joachim Hansen was scheduled to fight JZ Calvancante, but the bout was canceled the day of the event due to Hansen sustaining a head injury training and not passing pre-fight medicals.[2]


In Japan, parts of the event were shown live on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting Station) in a four an hour timeslot and the full event on a delayed pay-per-view. Unlike the previous year's event, Dynamite!! did not have North American clearance in 2008.[3]

Press conferenceEdit

On October 18, 2008, FEG held a press conference to promote the event. Although no matchups were announced several fighters were in attendance, and FEG stated more participants would be announced at a later date.[1] The fighters in attendance were Joachim Hansen, Hayato Sakurai, Kazushi Sakuraba, Yuichi Nakanishi, Musashi, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Masakazu Imanari, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takeshi Yamazaki, Ikuhisa Minowa, Seichi Ikemoto, Kiyoshi Tamura, Yoshihiro Sato, Yasuhiro Kido, Mirko Cro Cop, and Kuniyoshi Hironaka.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "MMA Rules at DYNAMITE!! 2008". Archived from the original on October 22, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
  2. ^ K-1 'Dynamite 2008' Play-by-Play from Sherdog.com
  3. ^ "Event Magic.tv deal fails, FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008 will not air live in U.S. | MMAjunkie.com". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  4. ^ "今年もやるぞ大晦日! 桜庭和志が石井慧についても言及!12・31『FieLDS Dynamite!!』さいたまSA大会公開記者会見!!" [Do it this year New Year's Eve! Kazushi Sakuraba also talks about Kei Ishii! 12·31 "FieLDS Dynamite!!" Saitama SA Competition Public Press Conference!!]. dreamofficial.com (in Japanese). 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2017-02-25.

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