(above: Bobby Ologun. I don’t get it either, but monkeys are cute!)
Well holy shit, what a day it’s been for news! Hot on the heels of Fedor vs Hong Man Choi, it’s now been announced that K1 Dynamite will feature Bob Sapp vs Bobby Ologun (who’s a comedian in Japan who’s whole shtick is to make fun of Japanese people with a really deep ‘black’ voice).
Bobby Ologun last stepped into the ring against Hong Man Choi for NYE2006 and got destroyed. We’ll see if he fares any better against Bob Sapp, who may or may not show up and may or may not train and may or may not care if he wins or loses. Long story short, there’s a 50/50 chance Sapp’s just fighting again because his bank account is tapped.
Adding Sapp/Ologun to a card that already features Minowaman vs Zulu and Melvin Manhoef vs a boxer makes K1 Dynamite the undisputed king of freakshows for this New Years Eve. Here’s the rest of the card:
Hero’s Rules ( 10 – 5 – Ex5 ):
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Masakatsu Funaki
Melvin Manhoef vs. Yousuke Nishijima
Hero’s Rules ( 5 – 5 – 5 ):
Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Rani Yahya
Bob Sapp vs. Bobby Ologun
Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Joachim Hansen
Minowaman vs. Zulu
K-1 Rules ( 3 – 3 – 3 – Ex3 – Ex3 ):
Masato vs. Yong Soo Choi
K-1 Rules U-18 60 KG Tournament:
HIROYA (15) vs. Tsukasa Fuji (15)
Kenji Kubo (18) vs. Yudai (16)
HIROYA/Fuji vs. Kubo/Yudai
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Mighty Mo
And I just want to say that Nightmare of Battle has to be the best source for reliable information on the Japanese scene. Japan is the land of ghosts and bullshit, and these guys do a great job of getting the facts straight and ignoring all the posturing and retardation that goes on over there.