Tonight we will be covering K-1 Dynamite!! USA with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the night…
Main Card (PPV):
Brock Lesnar vs. Min Soo Kim
Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
Mighty Mo Siliga vs. Ruben Villareal
Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoon Dong Sik
Johnnie Morton vs. Bernard Ackah
Jake Shields vs. Ido Pariente
Jonathan Wiezorek vs. Tim Persey
Gesias Calvancanti vs. Nam Phan
Dark Bouts (Not Televised):
Hideo Tokoro vs. Brad Pickett
Katsuhiko Nagata vs. Isaiah Hill
- It’s just about that time, Showtime’s EliteXC broadcast is about to begin.
- We are live folks, veteran announcer Mauro Ranallo graces the broadcast booth as ring girls dance around the ring.
- Former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg joins Mauro on set to discuss Jonathan Wiezorek vs. Tim Persey. Moments later Jay Glazer joins the panel to discuss Jake Sheilds vs. Ido Pariente.
- First up is Jonathan Wiezorek vs. Tim Persey.
Jonathan Wiezorek vs. Tim Persey
- They show a highlight of Wiezorek who states that he doesn’t really have an MMA team and mainly trains his cardio and uses weights.
- Wiezorek makes his way to the ring sporting a Sprawl shirt. Lots of empty seats in the stadium.
- Next up is a highlight video of Tim “Big Perm” Persey. Afterwards he slowing makes his way to the ring.
- Herb Dean is the referee in charge of the action.
Persey kicks off the action 10 seconds into the bout charging forward with a combo. Wiezorek fends it off and gains the clinch. They get up against the ropes, Persey lands some knees to the stomach while Wiezorek clinches. They begin to stall while Wiezorek works for the takedown. Wiezorek almost gets Persey down but they get stuck in the ropes. Wiezorek continues to work for the trip takedown. Finally Herb Dean separates them. Wiezorek comes forward with two sloppy punches, Persey attempts to respond with a big right but comes up short. Wiezorek gains the clinch again and pushes Persey up against the ropes. Wiezorek throws a few knees and one catches Persey low. The fight is paused as Persey is given time to recover. The fight restarts and Persey comes out with a big right that rocks Wiezorek. Wiezorek goes to canvas and Persey stands over him. Persey tosses a bomb and then falls into Wiezorek’s guard. Wiezorek tries to work from the bottom as Persey lands some big hard rights from the top. Wiezorek begins to work for a kimura. Persey is in trouble. Persey stands up with his arm caught and fires off two hard rights. They return to the feet again. Wiezorek gets the bodylock and pushes Persey up along the ropes. Wiezorek begins to work the body firing off lefts. Wiezorek secures a nice takedown and immediately gains halfguard. The round ends with Wiezorek on top.
The second round begins with a good left right combo from Persey. Wiezorek gets the takedown and then gains Persey’s back. Persey gets flattened out and Wiezorek begins to unload from the back of Big Perm. Herb Dean gives Persey numerous warnings but he is unable to defend the position so Herb Dean steps in and calls the fight.
Jonathan Wiezorek - Winner TKO (Ref Stoppage)
- Jay Glazer interviews Gina Carano ringside who states she is feeling fine and wishes she could be in the rind fighting. She is now training with Team Couture. Shortly after Jay Glazer interviews Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett. “The New York Badass” Phil Baroni then appears on the camera and says he knocking Frank Shamrock’s ass out June 22nd.
- They begin to show highlights of Gesias Calvancanti vs. Nam Phan. They show a trip takedown followed by some vicious ground and pound. Steve Mazzagatti quickly steps in and calls a halt to the fight.
- Up next is Jake Shields vs. Ido Pariente.
Jake Shields vs. Ido Pariente
- Pariente’s highlight video is being shown on the big screen. He states he has been waiting for this moment his whole life. Pariente walks out first sporting a GAMM-O shirt.
- Next out is Jake Sheilds walks with his training partner Gilbert “El-Nino” Melendez.
- Steve Mazzagatti is the referee.
The fight begins with a glove touch. Sheilds comes out with a low kick followed by a couple of punches. Pariente throws a punch of his own and as he does Sheilds shoots in and takes him down. Sheilds immediately passes his guard and gains the mount. Sheilds postures up and throws two punches. Pariente feverishly scrambles on the bottom but he is unable to escape. Sheilds continues to work from the top. Pariente gives up his back. Sheilds secures the body triangle and then he gets the arm up and the neck and starts to tug for the rear naked choke. Pariente fights it off for quite some time before giving in and tapping out.
Jake Sheilds - Winner Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
- We now have a 10 minute break ahead of us as we wait for the PPV to begin.
- We’re back…
- The PPV begins with some D.J. (D.J. Hopper?) welcoming the crowd. What the hell are they doing…
- People are told to direct their attention to the west tunnel. Dennis Rodman begins to make his way out of the tunnel. Rodman is carrying a torch (stick) towards the ring. I hope the fire burns out.
- Hong Man Choi is now carrying to torch up the steps to the top of the arena…
- All for One enters to sing the anthem, crowd boos.
- Joe P? now is playing a trumpet… Please stop this… Dana White is currently sitting in his office laughing his ass off.
- Time for the D.J. to introduce the fighters.
- Yoon Dong Sik
- Melvin Manhoef
- Ruben Villareal
- Mighty Mo
- Hideo Tokoro
- Brad Pickett
- Royce Gracie
- Kazushi Sakuraba
- Min Soo Kim
- Brock Lesnar
- Dennis Rodman is now introduced, the crowd boos him. All of the Japanese fighters garnered a solid reaction. Rodman now takes the mic, “Alright right L.A., you can either love me or hate me but this isn’t about me, it’s about these guys. UFC? Hell naw, it’s about K-1.”
- UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is in the house, as the camera pans to him he is being greeted by Gary Shaw.
- Up first is Johnnie Morton vs. Bernard Ackah.
Johnnie Morton vs. Bernard Ackah
- Ackah is the first fighter to come out walking down the huge set of steps at the LA Colesium. After the long walk down the steps Ackah hops onto a flatbed and they drive him to the ring while he dances around.
- Johnnie Morton makes his way out next pacing back and forth before making his trek down the steps. Morton jumps on the flatbed and gets his ride to the ring. Morton is in very good shape…
- Apparently this fight is three 3 minute rounds. Nelson Hamilton the ref, Morton gets pretty close to Ackah during the staredown.
The fight begins, Morton charges after Ackah with a wild combination, Ackah does a good job fighting off the offense. Ackah then begins to respond with some punches. Morton then shoots in and goes for the takedown, Ackah stuffs it and they begin to slug again. Morton wild and sloppy, Ackah very precise. Ackah lands a huge bomb which sends Morton to the canvas. Morton is out cold.
The doctors enter the ring and attempt to wake him up but he is out. Morton lays motionless on the canvas, the doctors put a neck brace on him and put him on a flat board. Morton has regained his senses he is moving around on the board.
The replay shows Morton walking straight into a right hand and immediately falling back and hitting the canvas.
Bernard Ackah - Winner KO
- Johnnie Morton has been taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
- Next up is Mighty Mo Siliga vs. Ruben Villareal.
Mighty Mo Siliga vs. Ruben “Warpath” Villareal
- First out is Ruben “Warpath” Villareal, props to Warpath for stepping up and taking the fight on short notice.
- Nicholas Cage is in the house.
- Late breaking news, Armando Garcia is being interviewed, Yong Dik Soon wanted to tape his leg up and Garcia told him he wasn’t allowed to. Soon wouldn’t listen so the commission said fine, you won’t fight. A little later Soon decided to follow the rules and listen, the fight will now occur after this battle.
- Next out is Mighty Mo who slowly walks down the steps towards the ring.
- K-1’s excellent D.J. just made himself look like an idiot yelling out “Ladies and gentlemen, how many of you are WarCRAFT fans? I mean Warpath fans?” Pathetic…
- Referee is Herb Dean, both guys are very respectful during the staredown.
The fight begins with a glove touch. Mo comes out with two hard overhand rights immediately as Villareal gains the clinch. Villareal throws a knee as they continue to work. Villareal throws a right hand in close. They continue to clinch, Mo breaks free with a right. Nice low kick from Villareal. Villareal dodges a huge right from Mo but as he returns to his stance he eats a huge left from Mo. Villareal goes down and is hurt. He tries to survive by taking Mo down but he eats some more big shots and Herb Dean decides to jump in and call the fight.
- Villareal’s eye is showing some definite damage after the fight. When he returns to his feet he embraces Mo and shows some serious respect.
- After watching the replay it showed that Villareal ate a huge right when he was on his hands and knees going for the takedown, the shot looked to connect to Villareal’s left eye causing some definite damage.
Mighty Mo - Winner TKO (Strikes)
- Up next is Melvin Manhoef vs. Dong Sik Yoon.
Melvin Manhoef vs. Dong Sik Yoon
- Yoon makes his way to the ring first looking fairly focused. The announcing panel praises Yoon’s judo skills.
- Manhoef comes out next as he bounces around before slowly walking down the steps on his way to the ring.
The fight begins and Manhoef immediately moves forward. Excellent low kick from Manhoef, he follows that up with a bomb and Yoon is rocked. Yoon goes down and Manhoef follows him to the canvas. Manhoef begins to fire off a series of bombs. Yoon eats bombs on the canvas and then they return to the feet and scramble. They unload some more bombs and then Yoon gains the clinch and pushes Manhoef up against the cage. Manhoef holds the ropes to stop the takedown. He gets warned but continues to do it. Finally the fight hits the canvas but with Manhoef on top. Manhoef fends off an armbar attempt and lands a big right from the top. They then stand up and Manhoef fires off two more punches. Yoon gains the clinch and pushes Manhoef up against the cage. Manhoef works the knees. Yoon stalls as he has Manhoef up against the ropes. Yoon spins and secures a beautiful takedown. Yoon begins to work from side control. Manhoef attempts to buck Yoon off but fails. Yoon then moves to full mount. Yoon lands some hard rights from the top. Yoon thinks about going for an americana but Manhoef pushes off. Yoon continues to work from the mount as he fires off hard rights the side of Manhoef’s head. Yoon goes for the armbar. Manhoef scrambles and finally gets free. They hit the feet and Manhoef begins to unleash some bombs and then they hit the ropes again. Manhoef falls through the ropes. They restart the fight. Yoon tries to come in with some punches but slips and the bell sounds to end the round.
The second starts as they come out and size each other up. Yoon attempts to come in with a jab and Manhoef jumps up and lands a knee. They clinch and again Yoon secures the takedown landing in half guard. Yoon moves to the full mount with Manhoef against the ropes. Manhoef gives up his back and moments later as he tries to roll Yoon grabs ahold of his arm and applies an armbar. Manhoef beginst o tap and then the referee jumps in to stop the fight.
Dong Sik Yoon - Winner Submission (Armbar)
- Up now is Brad Pickett vs. Hideo Tokoro.
Brad Pickett vs. Hideo Tokoro
- Coming out first is “The Janitor” Hideo Tokoro.
- Out next is England’s Brad “One Punch” Pickett. Denis Kang in his corner…
The fight begins with a glove touch as action is underway. Tokoro lands a nice low leg kick early. Pickett moves forward with a combo. Tokoro throws a punch and sets up an excellent takedown. Pickett is able to reverse it but as he does Tokoro does for a triangle. Pickett decides to stand up to stay away from danger. Tokoro returns to his feet. Pickett lands a good right hand. Tokoro throws an overhand right and then the fight hits the canvas, Tokoro rolls for a kneebar and he looks to have it. Pickett fights it off and ends up reversing Tokoro and gaining side control. Tokoro is able to regain guard. Tokoro rolls and sinks in an armbar, it’s in deep and Pickett begins to tap.
Hideo Tokoro - Winner Submission (Armbar)
- We are currently in an intermission…
- Mauro Ranallo takes over the microphone again to hype up the headline bouts featuring Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie and Brock Lesnar vs. Min Soo Kim.
- Herrreeee we gooooooo!!!
Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
- First to come out is the legend Royce Gracie sporting his white gi as he makes his way down the dimly lit stairs.
- Next out is Kazushi Sakuraba who is sporting a pro wrestling mask as he makes his was down the stairs. Typical Sakuraba fashion. Also Sakuraba is sporting a Chute Boxe jersey. He rips off his first mask to show he has a few layers underneath. Finally as he gets close to the ring he rips the final mask off to reveal his face to the L.A. crowd.
- Mario Yamasaki is the house and in charge of the bout.
- Crowd goes wild when the fighters are introduced.
The bell rings and both fighters slowly make their way out to the middle. Gracie moves forward with a low kick that misses. Sakuraba returns fire with a good low kick. Gracie moves forward and eats a right that sends him to the canvas. Sakuraba pounces but Gracie recovers. Sakuraba stands over Gracie and Royce lands 3-4 hard upkicks to the head. Sakuraba continues to stand over him and Royce throws numerous kicks from the bottom. Calmly Sakuraba keeps his position while throwing a few hard kicks of his own. Good kicks from the bottom by Royce. Sakuraba continues to stand over him looking for an opening. Kicks from Sakuraba while he stands over Royce. Sakuraba pops down and fires off a few punches. He gets to side control and Gracie grabs his arm and they begin to scramble. Sakuraba keeps his position while Royce holds his arm. They stand up and Sakuraba looks to go for a standing kimura. They are up against the ropes while Sakuraba looks for the submission. Gracie throws three rights to the head and then they scramble again. They clinch and then separate. Low kick from Gracie. Low kick from Sakuraba as the round ends.
The second round begins slowly like the first. Royce attempts a high kick that misses. Sakuraba now using a southpaw stance. Sakuraba misses with a low kick. Sakuraba moves forward with a combo and as he does Gracie shoots. Sakuraba stuffs it and they return to their feet. Gracie attempts a high kick. Gracie continues to work the low kicks. Good low kick from Gracie. Attempt high kick that is blocked. Again Sakuraba tries to come forward with punches but Gracie immediately clinches and pushes Sakuraba up against the ropes. They continue to clinch along the ropes with little action. While clinching Gracie lands some hard knees to Sakuraba’s leg. The crowd begins to boo. More hard knees to Saku’s legs. The referee separates them. Gracie lands another low kick. Sakuraba moves forward with a combo again, Royce tries to shoot, Saku stuffs it. Sakuraba locks in the Thai clinch and begins to start firing off some knees. They then clinch and Saku attempts a takedown but it fails. Saku then puts Royce up against the ropes and begins to throw some weak knees to the legs of Gracie. The round ends with the fighters in the clinch, people in the crowd boo but Gracie and Sakuraba hug and show respect.
- Looking at the replay, Royce fired off some excellent body shots while Sakuraba was firing off knees in his direction. Good action from both fighters.
The final round begins with a glove touch, Saku comes out with a low kick. Royce responds with a blocked high kick followed by a low kick. Saku attempts to come in with some punches and Gracie ducks under and the fight hits the canvas. Gracie begins to roll for a kimura. Sakuraba doing an excellent job of defending. Sakuraba attempting to take Gracie’s back. They scramble and return to the feet. Sakuraba attempts to go for the standing kimura. They stall along the ropes as Gracie is fending off the kimura attempt. Saku gets tangled in the ropes so the pause the fight and resume it on the other side of the ropes. Gracie begins to fire off rights as they are up against the ropes. Gracie throws about 8 shots. Something is up with Sakuraba, he is talking to his corner along with Gracie in the ring. Gracie throwing some shoulder shots. The fight is restarted in the middle. Low kick from Royce. Saku stuffs a takedown and lands a knee. After a few missed kicks Gracie shoots in again and Saku stuffs it. He attempts to roll for an armbar at the end of the bout but the bell sounds.
- They show a shot of UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Quinton Jackson and the crowd reacts positively.
Royce Gracie - Winner Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Helio Gracie makes his way into the ring as Sakuraba embraces Royce.
- Up next is Brock Lesnar vs. Min Soo Kim.
Brock Lesnar vs. Min Soo Kim
- Min Soo Kim makes his way to the ring sporting his Judo gi as he looks focused and ready for action. Hong Man Choi is apart of Kim’s entourage.
- Next out is former professional wrestler Brock Lesnar who is sporting a Minnesota Martial Arts Academy sweater.
- Steve Mazzagatti is the referee in charge of the action.
Kim looks for a glove touch but Lesnar denies it. Lesnar shoots him immediately and puts him on his back. Lesnar begins to throw short rights to the head of Kim. Lesnar passes Kim’s guard and throws some hard shots. Lesnar secures the mount and throws some hard shots to the top of the head. Kim hold on for dear life. Lesnar lands a few hard shots and then Kim taps as the ground and pound is too much.
Brock Lesnar - Winner TKO (Strikes)
- Jay Glazer enters the ring to interview the victorious Brock Lesnar. Lesnar praises his teammates and thanks everyone in the crowd for coming out. Lesnar stated he enjoyed himself and was disappointed he couldn’t fight “the big headed guy”. He said he wants to keep fighting.