Dream Adds Three Dynamite!! 2010 Bouts, No Opponent for Alistair Overeem Yet

December 22, 2010
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Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem

Dream on Wednesday added three more bouts to its year-end Dynamite!! 2010 fight card.

It’s actually more like two and a half bouts.

Strikeforce heavyweight champion and K-1 World Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem has been added to the card, but the promotion has yet to name his opponent.

Former UFC fighter Todd Duffee on Tuesday posted on his Facebook page, saying he was fighting Overeem on New Year’s Eve on HDNet.

Dream has not announced Duffee, or anyone else, as Overeem’s opponent on New Year’s Eve, and MMAWeekly.com has thus far been unable to confirm that it will indeed be Duffee.

Duffee has also removed the post from his Facebook wall.

It is quite common for Dream to entertain multiple opponents for high profile fighters such as Overeem and not announce the final selection until days before the fight.

Other Dynamite!! 2010 bouts that Dream did release on Wednesday include former K-1 World Grand Prix champion Jerome LeBanner in a mixed martial arts bout against Olympic Judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii.

LeBanner is 3-1-1 in mixed martial arts competition, but hasn’t fought under MMA rules since defeating Jimmy Ambriz at K-1 Hero’s 4 in March of 2006. Ishii is 3-1 with all of his bouts taking place since his debut in December 2009.

Russian fighter Sergei Kharitonov will also return to the ring for the first time in more than a year and a half to face Tatsuya Mizuno.

Kharitonov lost his last time out, to Jeff Monson at Dream 8. That followed three straight MMA victories, including a knockout of Overeem in 2007. Mizuno is a journeyman that lost to Gegard Mousasi in September, which followed a successful three-fight run that included a submission victory over Melvin Manhoef.

  • bdono554

    Steriod head fighting yet another no name fighter who will stand with him so he can win, what a joke! And to call himself a K-1 champ after the two best guys were on the same side of the card, fought each other in seims, and beat the hell out of each other! Any and I mean any promotion out of Japan is ENRON with gloves! Paper champ? No wet paper champ!

  • ShockednAwed

    I think he’s got more nerve calling himself the Strikeforce champ – since knocking out Paul Buentello (!) in 2007 to win the belt, he’s defended it a grand total of once… this past May against tomato can Brett Rogers, who’d just been knocked out by Fedor to earn his shot…

    Strikeforce could earn a little bit of credibility by stripping him of the belt and putting it aroung the waist of a fighter that actually fights, even if it’s Fedor and his management refuses to take on anyone good.