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Confuseyus Special: Fields Dynamite!! Predictions (Updated)

Posted by representingpuroresu on 12/28/2009

Confuseyus

New Year’s Eve is the biggest day of the MMA calendar each year in Japan as it marks the holding of “Dynamite!!”, the single biggest MMA event on the schedule. Normally co-promoted by K-1 and one of the other MMA organizations, the blowout show is loaded with big K-1 kickboxing and MMA fights bringing out some of the biggest names in Japanese MMA and kickboxing. This year’s version, to be held Thursday, is Fields Dynamite!! and will feature a interpromotional war of sorts courtesy of FEG owned/promoted DREAM and World Victory Road Sengoku on the MMA side, while the K-1 side is headlined by the annual K-1 KOSHIEN (King Of U-18) Semifinals and Finals, aka a tournament for those who like watching high school boys kick each other in the head. This year also marks the final K-1 match in the career of Japanese K-1 icon Masato, who faces fellow K-1 icon Andy Souwer before retiring, so all the stops will be pulled out. The predictions for this event are after the jump, note they will be for only the MMA fights. (Updated 12/29)

Usual disclaimer: As always, these predictions are strictly for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as the basis for any real-life betting/wagering. A “NC” in a fighter’s record indicates No Contest. All fighter rankings are based on the latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings.

Main card airs live in US on HDNet. Scheduled start time is 3 AM ET.

All fights except for one are scheduled to be held under Sengoku rules, meaning 3 5-minute rounds with a “must judge” system in effect. That means if a judge scores the fight a draw, they then must pick one fighter as the winner. They do not use the “10 point must system” used by most organizations outside Japan. Finally, all matches are NON-TITLE matches.

Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida
Records: Ishii No Record (Debut), Yoshida 8-7-1
Prediction: Yoshida by 1st round submission/tapout.

Kazuo Misaki vs. Melvin Manhoef
Records: Misaki 22-9-2, 1 NC, Manhoef 23-6-1
Misaki is the #7 Middleweight in the World.
Prediction: Misaki by 1st round submission/tapout.

Shinya Aoki vs. Mizuto Hirota
Records: Aoki 22-4, 1 NC, Hirota 12-3-1
Aoki is the DREAM Lightweight Champion. Hirota is the Sengoku Lightweight Champion.
Aoki is the #2 Lightweight in the World.
Prediction: Aoki by unanimous/majority decision.

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazunori Yokota
Records: Kawajiri 25-5-2, Yokota 11-2-3
Kawajiri is the #5 Lightweight in the World.
Prediction: Kawajiri by 1st round KO/TKO.

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Masanori Kanehara
Records: 17-2, 1 NC, Kanehara 15-7-5
Prediction: Yamamoto by 1st round KO/TKO.

Hayato Sakurai vs. Akihiro Gono
Records: Sakurai 35-9-2, Gono 30-15-7
Prediction: Sakurai by unanimous/majority decision.

Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hiroshi Izumi
Records: Shibata 4-6-1, Izumi 0-1
Prediction: Shibata by 1st round KO/TKO.

Hideo Tokoro vs. Kim Jong Man
Records: Tokoro 25-21-1, Man 21-10-3
This was to have been Tokoro vs. Marlon Sandro, but Sandro is now off due to injury.
Prediction: Tokoro by unanimous/majority decision.

Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Records: Takaya 12-7-1, Omigawa 8-8-1
Prediction: SHOCKER SPECIAL! Omigawa by split decision. (Guaranteed screwjob scoring for Omigawa again)

Alistair Overeem vs. Kazuyuki Fujita
Records: Overeem 31-11, 1 NC, Fujita 15-8
Overeem is the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion.
Prediction: Overeem by 1st round KO/TKO.

Gegard Mousasi vs. Gary Goodridge
Records: Mousasi 27-2-1, Goodridge 23-19-1
Mousasi is the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion.
This fight will be at Heavyweight.
Prediction: Mousasi by 1st round submission/tapout.

DREAM Super Hulk GP Finals: Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Sokoudjou
Records: Minowa 43-40-8, Sokoudjou 7-5
Prediction: Minowa by 1st round submission/tapout.

K-1 fights:
Yousuke Nishijima vs. Ray Sefo. Nishijima will be allowed to wear shoes so he can only use knees, not kicks.
Masato vs. Andy Souwer. Masato’s final fight. Scheduled for 5 3-minute rounds with 1 extra round if a Draw (most K-1 fights are 3 rounds).

K-1 KOSHIEN (King Of Under 18 aka High School) Semifinals:
Katsuki Ishida vs. Shota Shimada
HIROYA vs. Masaaki Noiri
Reserve Fight: Tsukasa Fuji vs. Tatsuya Kusakabe (if a semifinal winner can’t continue, the Reserve winner gets into the finals)
Note: HIROYA is the defending tournament champion.

There may be 1-2 more K-1 fights added.

I won’t be able to do live results due to the start time (and it’s on a Thursday-I do have to work NYE) but I’ll get quick results up ASAP when I’m up and going. That should be by 7 AM ET Thursday.

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