twitter google

Fields Dynamite!! Weigh-In Results, No Live US Broadcast, LeBanner Out, Manhoef In

Hong Man Choi & Cro Cop at Dynamite!! Press Conference
Image courtesy of Japan-MMA

The biggest Japanese combat sports event of the year—Fields Dynamite!! 2008—is inching closer to kicking off in Japan. Earlier today (or yesterday?), the participants in the K-1/DREAM mixed event weighed in and a pre-fight press conference was held.

The biggest news coming out the press conference is Jerome LeBanner has come down with the flu and has withdrawn from his DREAM rules bout against hardcore fan favorite Mark Hunt. No need to be disappointed though, since explosive striker Melvin Manhoef has stepped in to replace him. Hunt will have a huge weight advantage in the fight, however, Manhoef is scary fast on his feet, so it should be an entertaining fight if nothing else.

The real disappointing news is that the Event internet pay-per-view deal has fallen through, meaning there will be no way (unless you’re resourceful) to watch the event live in the US.

Andy Olegun missed weight (.88lbs), however it sounded like he would be weighing in again. Not sure what happened with Cro Cop, Bob Sapp and Badr Hari as there was no results listed for them. I’ll update the list if their results come available.

Weigh-in results (converted from kg to lbs), courtesy of Japan-MMA, after the jump.

  • 185.2lbs: Kazushi Sakuraba (182.3) vs. Kiyoshi Tamura (184.3)
  • 154.3lbs: Joachim Hansen (152.8) vs Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (154.3)
  • 154.3lbs: Shinya Aoki (154.1) vs Eddie Alvarez (152.6)
  • +205.3lbs: Mark Hunt (287.5) vs Melvin Manhoef ()
  • Open: Gegard Mousasi (215.6) vs Musashi (228.8)
  • +205.3lbs: Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic () vs Hong Man Choi (327.4)
  • Open: Alistair Overeem (254.0) vs Badr Hari ()
  • 154.3lbs: Tatsuya Kawajiri (154.3) vs Kozo Takeda (154.1)
  • 176.4lbs: Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (175.7) vs Katsuyori Shibata (175.9)
  • +205.3lbs: Semmy Schilt (285.7) vs Mighty Mo (301.2)
  • +205.3lbs: Bob Sapp vs Kinniku Mantaro (225.5)
  • 165.3lbs: Yukio Sakaguchi (156.1) vs Andy Ologun (166.2)
  • 149.9lbs: Hideo Tokoro (145.5) vs Daisuke Nakamura (148.6)
  • 156.5lbs: Yoshihiro Sato (156.5) vs Artur Kyshenko (156.5)
  • 136.7lbs: Hiroya (136.7) vs Shota Shimada (136.7)
  • 136.7lbs: Tatsuya Kusakabe (133.8) vs Koya Urabe (138.2)
  • Open: Ikuhisa Minowa “Minowaman” (201.7) vs Errol Zimmerman (240.5)
  • 136.7lbs: Daizo Sasaki (134.9) vs Taishi Hiratsuka (133.4)

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD