TOKYO, March 15, 2006-- Japanese mixed martial arts fighter Hideo Tokoro, 27, made it look easy -- taking just 49 seconds to submit compatriot Yoshinori Ikeda in tonight's main event at Hero's 2006. Tokoro executed a single leg takedown to start the 72kg weight-class bout, then got into a full mount position.
Hoboken, NJ (February 15, 2006) K-1, the martial arts fighting sport, will make its long-awaited return to pay-per-view with K-1 Dynamite! on April 7, 2006 at 9 p.m. The event will be available on cable systems nationwide on iN Demand Pay-Per- View.
The cards marquee matches include jiu-jitsu expert Genki Sudo vs. Norifumi Kid Yamamoto, a wrestler and shooto specialist, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Royce Gracie vs. freelance fighter Hideo Tokoro.
Other featured fighters include Bob The Beast Sapp, Sylvester The Predator Terkay, and Akebono.
Sapp is one of the most popular celebrities in Japan. A former offensive lineman in the National Football League, he is 25-9 in K-1 competition and is mobbed wherever he goes.
The Predator brings a professional wrestling background into the ring. Akebono is an American-born Sumo wrestler who reached the summit of his sport.
One of the world's fastest-growing sports, K-1 fuses centuries of tradition from martial arts including karate, kung fu, tae kwon do and kickboxing into a thoroughly modern and electrifying spectator sport.
K-1 Dynamite is being distributed on Pay-Per-View by Integrated Sports, one of the nation's leading distributors of niche pay-per view and closed circuit sports events.
To order K-1 Dynamite, contact your local cable company.