According to a report by Sherdog.com, Kazushi Sakuraba has been cleared by the California State Athletic Commission to face Royce Gracie this Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum. Sakuraba vs. Gracie is slated to be the co-main event of Dynamite! USA, K-1’s first foray as an MMA promoter on American soil.
This is the latest in a series of hurdles that FEG, K-1’s parent company, has cleared en route to making sure Dynamite! USA takes place. The promotion had some difficulty securing a license and the other half of the co-main event, Brock Lesnar vs. Hong Man Choi, has been disrupted due to Choi not passing medical scrutiny.
FEG is reportedly trying to bring in Min Soo Kim to replace Choi. He has been given initial approval from the athletic commission, but it is still unclear if there is time to get him into the country and get medical clearance for a final approval.