“Dynamite” USA Breaks MMA Attendance Record

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Today the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) released the financial report for last weeks “Dynamite” USA show held at the Los Angles historic Memorial Coliseum. The premotor Fight Entertainment Group (FEG) reported to the commission a total attendance of 42,757, which more then doubled the previous record in North America of 19,079 held by UFC 68 at Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena. FEG sold tickets as low as $10 to net a total gate of $2,545,590. While many people questioned the actual attendance of the co-promoted “Dynamite” USA show, FEG came trough and held a decent event.

North American promotions tend hold smaller events, usually at a casino, while Pride FC shows in Japan usually fill large stadiums with 90k+ in attendance.

K-1 Dynamite USA Results

“Dynamite!! USA”
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

The K-1 Dynamite show went off tonight at the LA Coliseum, with a reported 47,000+ in attendance. Brock Lesnar made his MMA debut against Kim Min-Soo. Lesnar quickly took Min-Soo down, took side control, transitioned to mount and pounded him till Min-Soo submitted due to strikes. Lesnar looked good against the South Korean and showed that he might be a real contender in MMA with some experience.

Former NFL wide receiver Johnnie Morton made his debut in dramatic fashion. He was knocked out at 0:38 seconds of the first round. Morton was completely out, he had to be taken out of the ring on a stretcher with a neck brace.

Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba was very uneventful. Gracie pulls out the decision.
Overall some of the fights were pretty good, making this event successful in terms of entertainment value. I would have liked to see some better match ups, including a stronger opponent for Brock Lesnar.

Preliminary Card

J.Z. Calvan def. Nam Phan via TKO of round 1.
Katsuhiko Nagata def. Isiah Hall via split decision.

Showtime Card

Jonathan Wiezorek def. Tim Persey via TKO of round 2.
Jake Shields def. Ido Pariente via submission (rear naked choke) of round 2.

Pay-Per-View

Bernard Ackah def. Johnnie Morton via KO at 0:38 of round 1
Mighty Mo def. Ruben Villareal via TKO (strikes) of round 2
Dong Sik Yoon def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (armbar) of round 2.
Hideo Tokoro def. Brad Pickett via submission (armbar) of round 1.
Royce Gracie def. Kazushi Sakuraba via unanimous decision
Brock Lesnar def. Kim Min-Soo via submission (strikes) of round 1.


Brock Lesnar vs Min Soo Kim K-1 Dynamite USA
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K-1 HEROs Dynamite USA Fight Card

Dynamite USA

“Dynamite!! USA”
WHERE: Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
TICKETS: $10 – $1000
This Saturday is the long awaited Dynamite USA jointly promoted by K-1, EliteXC, Hero’s and Showtime. The show is slated as a cross promotion to be held at the LA Coliseum which holds 100,000 seats). Brock Lesnar was to make his MMA debut against Hong Man Choi, but Choi didn’t get licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Choi’s replacement is former South Korean silver medalist Kim Min-Soo. The promotion stated that they have already sold 40,000 tickets to the event. Starting at $10 its a bargain.

Pay-Per-View

Brock Lesnar vs. Kim Min-Soo
Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
Johnnie Morton vs. Bernard Ackah
Mighty Mo vs. Ruben Villareal
Melvin Manhoef vs. Dong Sik Yoon

Preliminary

Brad Pickett vs Hideo Tokoro
J.Z. Calvan vs. Nam Pham

Showtime

Jake Shields vs. Ido Pariente
Jonathan Wiezorek vs. Tim Persey