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Friday, December 31, 2010

DYNAMITE!! 2010: TOKORO SCORES A WELL DESERVED SUBMISSION; SAKURABA'S EAR FALLS OFF!!

Ah, the spectacle that is FEG's Dynamite!!2010 NewYear's Eve MMA extravaganza.  Even though it's still December 31, 2010 to most of us, it was NYE yesterday at Saitama Super Arena (Saitama, JPN).

If, for some reason, you didn't stay up to watch it live-ish on HDNET at 1 AM (PST) last night AND you still can't afford a cable plan with DVR, we are here for you. 

As always, the event hosted some wild mismatches as well as some exciting, competitive fights featuring the best and most famous fighters from the DREAM/K1 stable (and a few others).

For the and overview of eat fight, check this out.  Here are the 2 most exciting moments of the night from the DSTRYRsg/grappling perspective:

Hideo Tokoro vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe.  I first saw Tokoro fight live at the Hero's 2 in Tokyo (July 2005), and, since then, have been a huge supporter of his.  If you aren't familiar with his style/career, then definitely look him up.  He's a true submission grappler, with real shooto/catch-as-catch-can/BJJ stylings and cred.

Check out his great display of grappling prowess below:

Kazushi Sakuraba versus Marius Zaromskis.  What can we say that we haven't already?  Sakuraba is to MMA/grappling, what Mr. Rourke was to the Fantasy Island (and you know what we mean).  Unfortunately, his career is getting a little long in the tooth - case in point, last night's fight in which his ear essentially fell off in the Roun One.  We love him too much to see him go out like this!

3 comments:

  1. goddam, that was gross! I hope this doesn't mean an EARly retirement for Saku!

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  2. Saw an article the other day about this chick getting the latest in ear prosthesis technology. Looked very realistic. I think they should sponsor Sakuraba and give him a new ear.

    Ear or no ear, Saku RULES.

    "The Legend Will Never Die!!"

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  3. Saku was already taping that ear up in the early prides, that was like 12 years ago. That ear took more punishment than most fighters in their entire careers.

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