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DREAM bests K-1 at 'Dynamite 2008!!'

The DREAM fighters had an unbelievable night on New Year's Eve, pulling off stunning upsets over K-1 kickboxers at "Dynamite!! 2008" at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix champion Gegard Mousasi won his K-1 debut by TKO against K-1 veteran Mushashi, who entered with a kickboxing record of over 80 fights. Mousasi dropped his opponent twice before stopping him at 2:32 of the first round.

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem fighting under K-1 rules knocked out the K-1 World GP Final runner-up Badr Hari at 2:07 of the first round. The plan is for the two to meet again under MMA rules at a future DREAM event.

DREAM lightweight Tatsuya Kawajiri, who feared for his own safety having to make his K-1 debut in this fight against a veteran Kozo Takeda, apparently had no reason to worry. Kawajiri dropped Takeda four times in the first round.

DREAM heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop handed Hong-Man Choi's second straight New Year's Eve loss by injuring the giant with leg kicks in the first round in a fight under MMA rules.

DREAM Middleweight GP semifinalist Melvin Manhoef showed again why he could easily be a top ten MMA fighter if only his ground game wasn't a question mark. Manhoef, stepping in on days notice, knocked out the heavier Mark Hunt in only 18 seconds with a right hook square on the chin.

1. K-1 Koshien Reserve Bout (136.7 pounds)
Taishi Hiratsuka def. Daizo Sasaki via KO - R2

2. DREAM Open-Weight Bout
Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa def. Errol Zimmerman via submission (toehold) - R1

3. K-1 Koshien Semifinal Bout (136.7 pounds)
Koya Urabe def. Tatsuya Kusakabe via TKO - R3

4. K-1 Koshien Semifinal Bout (136.7 pounds)
Hiroya def. Shota Shimada via unanimous decision

5. K-1 (156.5 pounds)
Artur Kyshenko def. Yoshihiro Sato via majority decision

6. DREAM (150 pounds)
Daisuke Nakamura def. Hideo Tokoro via submission (armbar) - R1

7. DREAM (165.3 pounds)
Andy Ologun def. Yukio Sakaguchi via KO - R1

8. K-1 Koshien Final (136.7 pounds)
Hiroya def. Koya Urabe via unanimous decision

9. DREAM Heavyweight Bout
Bob Sapp def. Kinnikumantaro via TKO - R1

10. DREAM Heavyweight Bout
Semmy Schilt def. Mighty Mo via submission (triangle choke) - R1

11. DREAM (176.4 pounds)
Hayato "Mach" Sakurai def. Katsuyori Shibata via TKO - R1

12. K-1 (154.3 pounds)
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kozo Takeda via TKO - R1

13. K-1 Heavyweight
Alistair Overeem def. Badr Hari via TKO - R1

14. DREAM Heavyweight
Mirko "Cro Cop" def. Hong Man Choi via TKO - R1

15. K-1
Gegard Mousasi def. Musashi via TKO - R1

16. DREAM Heavyweight
Melvin Manhoef def. Mark Hunt via KO - R1

17. DREAM Lightweight Bout/WAMMA Championship Bout
Shinya Aoki def. Eddie Alvarez via submission (heel hook) - R1

Kiyoshi Tamura def. Kazushi Sakuraba via unanimous decision

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