Plus the fascination with anime in Japanese culture. Alvarez and most importantly Aoki All these fights are made to bring in fans. Both of those fights were meant for bringing in casuals and huge ratings yet no one found it acceptable. The poster for Dynamite 2008. He was one of the most naturally talented kickboxers of his generation, but after a strong start of his career the spark fizzled out. It's funny you should bring that up.
They are fights for the fans, not necessarily for the hardcore fans that take the sport too seriously sometimes. And this 'fight', not matter what, will be entertaining. A sellout crowd of 10,000 sees Branco Citatic win the first K-1 Championship. Shota Shimada - Unanimous Decision Koya Urabe def. I have to say that butt scooting by Aoki was pretty lame. Archived from on October 22, 2008. Another reason I think kicks to the head of a downed opponent should be legal.
Additional featured bouts will include Eddie Alvarez taking on Shinya Aoki in a battle of top-ranked lightweights and Mirko Cro Cop making his his return to action against Hong-Man Choi. This is according to Overeem himself. In principle, usage of regulated protective cup and mouthpiece is mandatory. If fighters do not exercise their duties, they are not entitled to preferential treatment to remedy unfairness caused by accidents. I remember watching him fight Rogers in awe that a human could be that intimidating and powerful. I know Hunt hasn't been very active, but from the interviews I've seen him do in the last year he indicated that he was taking his training more seriously than ever, which makes his recent losses that much more disappointing.
That was a rumor earlier but just now it was reported that. Yoshihiro Sato - Majority Decision Hiroya def. Eddie Alvarez - Submission Heel Hook Melvin Manhoef def. Nothing terribly fast but he didn't look as awkward and slow as I'd seen him before. I don't know how Choi fights but the guy looks so damn slow sometimes and ok other times. Badr Hari got into a lot of trouble due to his arrogant and aggressive character. He liked to be seen with 'gangsters', and rumours about his involvement in illigal dealings grew.
The event is held in a regulation-size boxing ring under the revolutionary K-1 rules, which permit punches to accommodate both karate and kickboxing fighters. Live results are after the jump. It wasn't a freak show like this fight is going to be. I legit thought he was one of the greatest living specimens and combat sport athletes in the world. Rumours are no proof of course, but he also got in more substantial trouble: he beat up a lot of innocent people outside the ring. This lost him the vote for fan favourite and criticism grew, and boy was there a lot to criticize. Both of those fights were meant for bringing in casuals and huge ratings yet no one found it acceptable.
And your Lesnar fighting a cartoon character comparison is unfair. The fighters in attendance were , , , Yuichi Nakanishi, , , , , , , , , , , , , , and. Unlike the previous year's event, Dynamite!! But they gotta get it. Yeah its a sport but guess what? I think people are overestimating Choi. The fight is being sponsored by the creators of the anime. I won't hold my breath though.
Choi tried to check that kick too. The man is an absolute cunt that tries to stay relevant by being as aggravating, rude and arrogant as possible while being far past his short but impressive prime, trying to squeeze every last cent out of doing as little as he can get away with. Information Promotion , Date December 31, 2008 Venue City Attendance 25,634 Event chronology Dynamite 2008 Dynamite!! The ring must be square shaped in order to secure the safety of fighters in case of an accident such as tumbling down. Details are few at this point, but Hansen is reportedly currently being hospitalized with a head injury. Mantaro will be played by real life 7 time Japanese wrestling champion Akihito Tanaka.
Kazushi Sakuraba also talks about Kei Ishii! Hideo Tokoro - Technical Submission Armbar Ikuhisa Minowa def. I say just have fun watching it and enjoy it for what it is. I basically think of it as a half time show. Errol Zimmerman - Submission Toe Hold K-1 Rules Bouts Alistair Overeem def. It was a poor stoppage none the less but Overeem looked like he was moments away from getting koed.
Sapp is not even a decent fighter let alone a champion i still shudder at the fact that Lesnar is 'champion'. And what do the Japanese fans love? Melvin Manhoef was instead brought in to replace him. . Submission triangle choke 1 5:31 Heavyweight def. It is meant for the fans and to get huge ratings. To us this fight is embarrassing.
Kazushi Sakuraba - Unanimous Decision Shinya Aoki def. Submission armbar 1 2:23 Middleweight def. Furthermore, , in case fighters do not wear official protective cups, and use their own cups, a fighters may severely be penalized for delaying the fight when the cup is damaged due to an accident, or when the process of arranging a new cup to replace the damaged one is time consuming. Overeem had been knocked down before the kick that knocked him into the corner and was doing little but covering up at that point. Fighters must wear official protective cup specified by the promoter, and the usage of commercially available protective cups which tend to cause defect upon application, and structurally defective is prohibited. Mirko just hit him in the balls but that was completely unintentional and because Mirko's foot slid off Choi's back leg and hit his balls. Two more K-1 events are held later in the year, and these are won by Satake and Ernesto Hoost.