All fighters competing on DREAM’s Dynamite!! 2010 New Year’s Eve show made weight for their respective bouts today and DREAM officials also revealed the card’s lineup order. (Props to MMAJunkie.com)
There will be three title fights on tomorrow’s card. At the top of the show will be featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes, who will be defending his belt against Hiroyuki Takaya. DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis will be defending his belt against MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba and heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Todd Duffee will be battling it out to determine the DREAM interim heavyweight champion.
There are two bouts which will be fought under special rules. Shinya Aoki and Yuichiro Nagashim will fight with MMA gloves and their fight will consist of a three-minute striking-only round, preceded by a five minute round under MMA rules. The fight must be finished for there to be declared a winner, if both men are still standing at the final bell the bout will be ruled a draw.
Opening the show will be Bob Sapp and Shinichi Suzukawa, who will be fighting in an open-weight MMA bout with no gloves; the fighters will only be able to strike with open hands.
Lightweights Tatsuya Kawajiri and Josh Thomson will fight in the co-main event of the evening and Olympic judoka Satoshi Ishii will take on famous kickboxer Jerome LeBanner in a heavyweight tilt.
The full weigh-in list and bout order for Dynamite!! 2010, which is going down tomorrow night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, are below:
-Bibiano Fernandes (138.2lbs) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (138.7lbs) – for DREAM featherweight championship
-Tatsuya Kawajiri (154.3lbs) vs. Josh Thomson (154.3lbs)
-Jason High (166.7lbs) vs. Hayato Sakurai (167.6lbs)
-Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura (138.5lbs) vs. Tetsuya Yamato (138.9lbs)
-Marius Zaromskis (166.9lbs) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (167.6lbs) – for DREAM welterweight championship
-Satoshi Ishii (233lbs) vs. Jerome Le Banner (264.6lbs)
-Alistair Overeem (260.1lbs) vs. Todd Duffee (249.1lbs) – for DREAM interim heavweight championship
-Shinya Aoki (154.3lbs) vs. Yuichiro Nagashim (154.3lbs)
-Kyotaro Fujimoto (229.3lbs) vs. Gegard Mousasi (213.8lbs)
-Sergei Kharitonov (n/a) vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (220.5lbs)
-Hiroshi Izumi (222.7lbs) vs. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa (192.9lbs)
-Hideo Tokoro (138.9lbs) vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe (138.9lbs)
-Kazuyuki Miyata (142.9lbs) vs. Caol Uno (143.3lbs)
-Katsuaki Furuki (168.6lbs) vs. Andy Ologun (165.3lbs)
-Bob Sapp (n/a) vs. Shinichi Suzukawa (n/a)