Jerome LeBanner Sick, Melvin Manhoef Steps Up To Face Mark Hunt at NYE Fields K-1 Dynamite

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Melvin Manhoef has stepped in to fight Mark Hunt at New Years Eve’s Fields K-1 Dynamite show, replacing an ill Jerome LeBanner. Manhoef comes in as a true light heavyweight, giving up possibly 50 lbs to the heavyweight Mark Hunt. No word on to the type or extent of Jerome LeBanner’s illness.

Broadcast Update: Fields K-1 Dynamite will not be shown live in the US. Talks with HDNet and have were not successful.

Fields K-1 Dynamite is set to go off on December 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.


  1. where can we watch these fights??????????

  2. props to melvin for stepping up, i think this is a solid replacement no loss, i hope lebanner gets well i heard he has a lung infection.

  3. what a badass and he wins the fight super fast

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