Mixed Martial Arts and the entire Fight Game witnesses Alistair Overeem enter the Guinness Book of World Record's with his 3rd Major world Championship belt in 2010.
NYE is a Tradition full of excitement, flashing lights, ruckus crowds and fireworks Dream's "Dynamite! Power of Courage 2010" delivered just that...and then some. In front of a sold out Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan, which saw 3 world titles up for grabs, 14 fights (11MMA, 2 K-1 and a special rule fight), and after an impressive pre-fight pop culture extravaganza, the fight action never lulled. Highlighting the night with the only 2 knockout finishes were Golden Glory teammates and sparring partners Sergey Karitanov and Alistair Oveeem whom also had the nights 2 fastest bouts, one of which saw Alistair enter the Guinness Book of World records with his 3rd Major Fighting Chamionships in one calendar year.
Karitanov, a former Russian ParaTrooper turned Pride and K-1 standout entered the MMA ring after a 2 year absence and took less than 90 seconds to end the fight in his successful return to MMA. Kharitonov's oppenent spent more time unconscious after the fight than he did on his feet competing. The Russian out of the prestigious Dutch Camp Golden Glory slyly stalked his prey, quickly landed a devistating knee that sent the Japanese fan favorite Tatsuya Mizuno crashing to the canvas, ending his night abruptly and boosting the triumphant Russian's return to the MMA world.
The Japanese crowd became deafening the moment StrikeForce Heavyweight and K-1 Grand Prix Champion Alistair Overeem walked out. Standing on the catwalk the Herculean figure smiled with fist clenched and hand raised high sending the standing room only into a frenzy. Making his Iconic appeal in Japan even greater and action-figure like. Alistair and his team confidently pounced down the catwalk prepared for battle. This battle took just 19 seconds to conquer. Fighting against highly touted and former UFC up and comer Todd Duffee, who's pre-fight interview heard Duffee comment on how many fighters fear Overeem and stated "but he is just a man". On this night Duffee and the rest of the world found out that Overeem is not just a man, but that he is just simply..."The Man". Without a doubt we just witnessed the greatest Combat Warrior alive.
The complete Dynamite!! 2010 results were:
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Josh Thomson via unanimous decision
Jason High def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai via split decision
Tetsuya Yamato vs. Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura – majority draw (K-1)
Satoshi Ishii def. Jerome Le Banner via unanimous decision
Yuichiro Nagashima def. Shinya Aoki via knockout (knee) – Round 2, 0:04 (special rules)
Gegard Mousasi def. Kyotaro Fujimoto via unanimous decision (K-1)
Hiroshi Izumi def. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:50
Hideo Tokoro def. Kazuhisa Watanabe via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 2:02
Kazuyuki Miyata def. Caol Uno via unanimous decision
Andy Ologun def. Katsuaki Furuki via unanimous decision
Sergei Kharitonov def. Tatsuya Mizuno via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:25
Hiroyuki Takaya def. champ Bibiano Fernandes via unanimous decision to win DREAM featherweight title
Champ Marius Zaromskis def. Kazushi Sakuraba via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 2:16 to retain DREAM welterweight title
Alistair Overeem def. Todd Duffee via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:19 to win DREAM interim heavyweight title
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Story by Tad
Photo's (c) Bas Boon and FEG
Check out these behind the scene links of Alistair Overeem at the Dynamite 2010 Tokyo Japan show:
duffee speaks with overeem your the best in the world!
VIP Alistair speaks in the ring after his blizkrieg with Todd Duffee
Alistair leaves the ring and happy new year
Reem has only one decision win in MMA
Alistair Overeem walks back to the dressing rooms and a message for the fans
Reem and Kharitonov fans
Alistair Overeem Saitama Super Arena beginning
Dynamite 2010 explosion start
Japanese fans crazy about the Reem