Jerome LeBanner Sick, Melvin Manhoef Steps Up To Face Mark Hunt at NYE Fields K-1 Dynamite

Susumu Nagao's Photograph

Susumu Nagao's Photograph

Melvin Manhoef has stepped in to fight Mark Hunt at New Years Eve’s Fields K-1 Dynamite show, replacing an ill Jerome LeBanner. Manhoef comes in as a true light heavyweight, giving up possibly 50 lbs to the heavyweight Mark Hunt. No word on to the type or extent of Jerome LeBanner’s illness.

Broadcast Update: Fields K-1 Dynamite will not be shown live in the US. Talks with HDNet and have were not successful.

Fields K-1 Dynamite is set to go off on December 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.


  1. danny g

    December 30, 2008 at 4:26 am

    where can we watch these fights??????????

  2. roy

    December 30, 2008 at 4:28 am

    props to melvin for stepping up, i think this is a solid replacement no loss, i hope lebanner gets well i heard he has a lung infection.

  3. tom

    December 31, 2008 at 1:34 am

    what a badass and he wins the fight super fast

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