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.
The poster for Dynamite 2008.
|Date||December 31, 2008|
|Venue||Saitama Super Arena|
|DREAM MMA Rules|
|Middleweight||Kiyoshi Tamura||def.||Kazushi Sakuraba||two-round unanimous decision 3-0 (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.||Kinniku Mantaro (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|
|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|
- 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.
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.
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. 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.
- "MMA Rules at DYNAMITE!! 2008". Archived from the original on October 22, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
- K-1 'Dynamite 2008' Play-by-Play from Sherdog.com
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2011-12-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "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.