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Melvin Manhoef first fighter announced for Dynamite!! 2010
Posted on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 5:57 am
by IDMA Editor

Arguably one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts today, Melvin Manhoef will be returning to action on new years day for the DREAM promotion in Japan.

Photo by Josh Hedges - Zuffa, LLC

The famed Dutch striker whom has part timed with Mikeís Gym in Holland and American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, will be returning to Japan for the first time since a disappointing loss to the previously unheralded, Tatsuya Mizuno, who eventually made his way to the finals of the light heavyweight DREAM grand prix, where he lost to current champion Gegard Mousasi.

Manhoef has no fared so well as of late and is looking revitalize his career in his next performance.

Holding a two-fight losing skid in both his professional kickboxing career as well as in his mixed martial arts career.

Possibly the most devastating of his losses was when the Dutch striker matched up with former Icon and EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler last January. Melvin was aggressive from the get-go of their 185-pound match up, battering the HIT Squad member with brutal leg kicks and effective striking combinationís. Then, in a moment of weakness, an over zealous Manhoef left his hands down when Lawler was able to effectively counter with a right hook which dropped Melvin, followed up with follow up blows on the ground and knocked out the former Cage Rage light heavyweight champion, cold.

Melvin will return for Dynamite!! 2010, Dreamís annual year end show which features both professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts main attractions. His opponent has yet to be determined.

So, MMA peeps, what do you make of Melvinís return? Who would you like to see him fight?



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