Cro Cop vs. Hong Man Choi, Schilt vs. Mighty Mo Expected At K-1 Dynamite

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The biggest fight of the year for K-1 in just weeks away. Likely to be added is a heavyweight kickboxing match between Mirko Cro Cop and the 7’2″ Hong Man Choi. Fields K-1 Dynamite takes place on Dec. 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

MMA RULES

Semmy Schilt (25-14-1) vs. Siala “Mighty Mo” Siliga (3-0)
Jerome LeBanner (3-1-1) vs. Mark Hunt (5-4)
Alistair Overeem (29-11) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (15-3)*
Kazushi Sakuraba (24-11-1) vs. Kiyoshi Tamura (32-13-2)
Joachim Hansen (19-7-1) vs. Gesias Cavalcante (14-2-1)
Eddie Alvarez (15-1) vs. Shinya Aoki (18-3)
Hideo Tokoro (21-14-1) vs. Daisuke Nakamura (18-9)

K-1 RULES

Gegard Mousasi (24-2-1) vs. Musashi (49-28-5-1)
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (23-6-2) vs. Hong Man Choi (1-1)*
Tatsuya Kawajiri (22-5-2) vs. Kozo Takeda (43-18-7)

K-1 KOSHIEN RULES

HIROYA (9-1) vs. Shota Shimada (3-0)
Ryuya Kusakabe (2-0) vs. Koya Urabe (2-0)
Winner of HIROYA/Shimada vs. Winner of Kusakabe/Urabe

*Not confirmed by K-1

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15 Comments

  1. roy

    December 16, 2008 at 3:53 am

    this card is insane and keeps getting better.

  2. fedor24

    December 16, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Overeem vs. Kharitonov is awesome news. Hunt vs Lebanner should be good. I hate Lebanner. Looks like a good card.

  3. richaaron

    December 16, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I love how they throw Choi in with the wolves. Actually, the way that Cro-Cop's been fighting lately, Choi might stand a chance. Still highly unlikely though… Alvarez vs. Aoki could be the Fight of the night. Hansen vs. Cavalcante should be interesting as well. As for Gegard, that guy keeps getting better and better. He belongs in the UFC. No taking anything away from the Japanese organizations but he would be a household name in no time in the states…

  4. Miko

    December 16, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Good for Cro cop and going back to K1 rules.

    I think he'll have a longer Career in K1 rules than MMA rules.

  5. roy

    December 16, 2008 at 8:41 am

    i wouldn't say there throwing choi to the wolves he is a k-1 fighter and has beaten some of the best in the business and it won't be a easy fight for cro cop.

  6. roy

    December 16, 2008 at 9:09 am

    1-1 is choi's mma record he is 12-5 in k-1 with wins over mighty mo, gary goodridge and even semmy shcilt

  7. derek

    December 16, 2008 at 10:27 am

    i thought hong man choi went off to do his military service??? for 2 years..

  8. richaaron

    December 16, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I was thinking it was MMA and not K-1 rules, my bad…

  9. dane drebin

    December 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    this is a sick card for sure!

  10. richaaron

    December 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I sure hope HDNet is gonna televise it.

  11. tom

    December 16, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    cro will chope hong man down with leg kicks and alves will get sub

  12. dane drebin

    December 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    i agree with you tom if crocop has any chance of beating such a giant it will be his leg kicks that are the deciding factor aslong as one of HMC's huge hands dont crush his face and land flush

  13. zalbag

    December 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Ill take that bet Ill take Hong Man Choi in this one he moves well for a such a big dude. Cro Crop is in trouble unless hes found the old version of himself.

  14. zalbag

    December 16, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    However yeah this card is great no one has said anything about Shinya vs Alvarez. These are the no 2 and no 3-4 lightweights in the world fighting each other. Alvarez is arguably a top fifteen p4p er> One could argue that this is the best matchup of the year of non UFC fighters.

  15. roy

    December 17, 2008 at 3:23 am

    that such a good match up zalbag nothing needs to be said, shit every,atch up could be talked about there all solid, i am really looking forward to jz vs hansen that one should be crazy but they all are so good, this is a most see event.yeah it will be on hdnet if you don't have it go get it.

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