K-1 Announces Sakuraba-Funkaki for NYE

K-1 parent company FEG announced that Japanese legends Kazushi Sakuraba and Masakatsu Funaki will clash for the first time on December 31st at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan at K-1 Premium 2007 Dynamite!!

Sakuraba (22-10-1-2) is 2-1 so far in 2007, submitting Yurij Kiseliov and Katsuyori Shibata while losing an unanimous decision to long-time rival Royce Gracie over the summer.

Funaki (38-11-1) has not fought since May of 2000 when he was submitted my Rickson Gracie at C2K: Colosseum 2000.

Speaking of Rickson Gracie, he is rumored to also be on the card, possibly making his return against Hidehiko Yoshida.

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