Ikuhisa Minowa. Photo courtesy of Fighting and Entertainment Group.
Fighting and Entertainment Group, the parent company of DREAM, has announced that longtime Japanese MMA veteran Ikuhisa Minowa will take on K-1 kickboxing champion Errol Zimmerman in the opening bout at FieLDS Dynamite!! 2008, which takes place on New Year’s Eve at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
With the announcement of the matchup, the 19-fight card has been finalized.
Minowa, a veteran of MMA since the glory days of Pancrase in the mid-90’s, will be fighting for the fifth time in 2008 when he takes on Zimmerman. Minowa has gone 2-2 so far this year, most recently falling to fellow Pancrase veteran Masakatsu Funaki via submission at DREAM.6 on September 23.