Dynamite!! with more fights to wrap up 2009

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Melvin Manhoef is another addition to the card. Photo: Susumu Nagao

Melvin Manhoef is another addition to the card. Photo: Susumu Nagao

K-1, World Victory Road and Dream have added the final touches to their end-of-the-year event, Dynamite!!, to be held December 31 in the Saitama Arena. And, as Japanese organizations tend to do, some last minute matchups have been announced. Among them is the bout pitting Melvin Manhoef against Kazuo Misaki.

Another challenge to feature on the card, at least according to messages posted on Twitter, is Gegard Mousasi facing Gary Goodridge. Besides matching the current light heavyweight champion of Strikeforce against a heavyweight, the bout is under K-1 rules, making it a non-MMA match. It has not yet been officially confirmed, though.

Beyond that, the event features Olympic-judo gold-medalists Satoshi Ishii and Hidehiko Yoshida, facing each other, and such standouts as Shinya Aoki, Alistair Overeem and Rameau Thierry Sokodjou, among others. Check out the promo video for the event:

Check out the complete card:

Masato vs Andy Souwer (K-1 rules)
Satoshi Ishii vs Hidehiko Yoshida (MMA)
Melvin Manhoef vs Kazuo Misaki (MMA)
Shinya Aoki vs Mizuto Hirota (MMA)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Kazunori Yokota (MMA)
Masanori Kanehara vs Norofumi “Kid” Yamamoto (MMA)
Akihiro Gono vs Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (MMA)
Hiroshi Izumi vs Katsuyori Shibata (MMA)
Marlon Sandro vs Hideo Tokoro (MMA)
Michihiro Omigawa vs Hiroyuki Takaya (MMA)
Kazuyuki Fujita vs Alistair Overeem (MMA)
Yosuke Nishijima vs Ray Sefo (K-1 rules)
Gegard Mousasi vs Gary Goodridge (K-1 rules)

Ikuhisa Minowa vs Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (MMA/”Super Hulk” final)
Hiroya vs Masaaki Noiri (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal)
Katsuki Ishida vs Shota Shimada (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal)
Tsukasa Fuji vs Ryuya Kusakabe (K-1 KOSHIEN reserve bout)
K-1 KOSHIEN final

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