Dynamite: Yoshida beats Ishii in the duel of Olympic champions

Dynamite 2009 recently ended in Saitama, Japan, an event that rocked Japanese New Year's Eve with artists from the Dream and Sengoku organizations. With a fully packed arena and 18 fights under K-1 and MMA rules, the highlight was the Japanese Ikuhisa Minowa who won the “Super Hulk” GP by knocking out Cameroonian Rameau Sokoudjou and the expected victories by knockout of Gegard Mousasi about Gary Goodridge and alistair overeem about Kazuyuki Fujita. Shinya Aoki submitted Mizuto Hirota and scored 5×4 for Dream in the clashes against Sengoku athletes.


In the most anticipated duel by Japanese fans, Olympic champion judokas Hidehiko Yoshida, in Barcelona 92, and Satoshi Ishii, in Beijing 2006, did, to everyone's surprise, most of the fight on their feet. With the experienced Yoshida winning the judges' decision against the newcomer Ishii. Check out the other results:





Hidehiko Yoshida defeated Satoshi Ishii in the unanimous decision of the judges;

Shinya Aoki defeated Mizuto Hirota via kimura submission in R1;


Gegard Mousasi defeated Gary Goodridge via TKO in R1;

alistair overeem defeated Kazuyuki Fujita via KO in R1;

Masanori Kanehara defeated Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via unanimous decision;


Tatsuya Kawajiri defeated Kazunori Yokota via unanimous decision;

Hideo Tokoro defeated Jong Man Kim via unanimous decision by the judges;

Melvin Manhoef defeated Kazuo Misaki via TKO in R1;

Akihiro Gono defeated Hayato “Mach” Sakurai via armbar submission in R2;

Michihiro Omigawa defeated Hiroyuki Takaya via TKO in R1;

Hiroshi Izumi defeated Katsuyori Shibata via unanimous decision by the judges;

Ikuhisa Minowa defeated Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO in R3



Masato defeated Andy Souwer via unanimous decision;

Masaaki Noiri defeated Shota Shimada via unanimous decision by the judges;

Ray Sefo defeated Yosuke Nishijima via unanimous decision;

Shota Shimada defeated Katsuki Ishida via majority decision (K-1 semi-final)

Masaaki Noiri defeated Hiroya via unanimous decision (K-1 semi-final)

Tsukasa Fuji defeated Ryuya Kusakabe (K-1 reserve fight).

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