- DYNAMITE! USA STILL A GO, DESPITE HICCUPS

May 31, 2007
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After a few more last minute changes, it appears that the K-1/EliteXC co-promoted Dynamite! USA fight card is fairly complete. As previously reported, Kazushi Sakuraba received clearance from the athletic commission, allowing him to face Royce Gracie, as planned, in the co-main event.

At this point, it appears that Brock Lesnar’s opponent will indeed be late replacement Min Soo Kim. Originally, this co-main event bout was to feature Lesnar versus Hong Man Choi, but Choi was unable to gain medical clearance.

Also slated for the K-1 pay-per-view portion of the event, the fight between Ray Sefo and Marvin Eastman has also been pulled. In addition, Choi Mu Bae has been pulled from his fight with “Mighty” Mo Siliga, and Ruben Villareal has stepped up to face Siliga on short notice.

The three-bout EliteXC portion of the event, to be telecast live on the Showtime premium channel, has not been exempt from changes either. The planned bout between EliteXC star Gina Carrano and Jan Finney fell apart when Carrano fell ill.

EliteXC suffered another blow yesterday when Antonio Silva was replaced by Tim Persey, who will now face Jonathan Wiezorek.

Despite all of the card changes and issues with K-1’s parent company, FEG, receiving a promoter’s license, Dynamite! USA will move forward on Saturday, June 2nd at the L.A. Coliseum.

CURRENT DYNAMITE! USA FIGHT CARD:

K-1 on Pay-Per-View
-Brock Lesnar vs. Min Soo Kim
-Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
-Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoon Dong Sik
-“Mighty” Mo Siliga vs. Ruben Villareal
-Johnnie Morton vs. Bernard Ackah

EliteXC on Showtime Premium Channel
-Jake Shields vs. Ido Pariente
-Tim Persey vs. Jonathan Wiezorek
-Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti vs. Nam Phan

Live at the Coliseum Only
-Hideo Tokoro vs. Brad “One Punch” Pickett

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