- Dynamite!! USA
K-1 Dynamite USA!! Information Promotion HERO'S/FEG and Elite XC Date June 2, 2007 Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California Attendance 18,340 (3,674 actual paid) Total gate $2,545,590 Buyrate 35,000
SoftBank presents Dynamite!! USA was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event co-promoted by FEG, the promoters of K-1 kickboxing and Hero's MMA events, and EliteXC. The event was held on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
The event featured the MMA debut of former professional wrestler Brock Lesnar and the anticipated rematch between Royce Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba. The show also featured the MMA debut of NFL wide receiver Johnnie Morton.
The event was aired in two parts in the United States, with three preliminary bouts airing for free on Showtime and a main fight card shown on pay-per-view. In Japan, the card was aired as a two-hour edited broadcast on TBS on June 4, 2007. A condensed one-hour version of the entire event was broadcast on Showtime June 9, 2007.
Dynamite!! USA unofficially shattered the record for highest attendance numbers for a North American mixed martial arts event with 42,757 claimed spectators. UFC 129 broke both the official record set at UFC 124 and Dynamite's unofficial record with 55,000 tickets sold for UFC 129 at Rogers Centre
Winner Loser Method Round Time Bernard Ackah Johnnie Morton KO (Punches) 1 0:38 Mighty Siliga Ruben “Warpath” Villareal KO (Punches) 1 1:33 Yoon Dong-Sik Melvin Manhoef Submission (Armbar) 2 1:17 Hideo Tokoro Brad Pickett Submission (Armbar) 1 2:41 Royce Gracie Kazushi Sakuraba Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 Brock Lesnar Min Soo Kim Submission (Strikes) 1 1:09
Televised Event Results
Winner Loser Method Round Time Jonathan Wiezorek Tim "Big Perm" Persey TKO (Punches) 2 0:50 Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante Nam Phan TKO (Punches) 1 0:26 Jake Shields Ido Pariente Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 2:06
- Katsuhiko Nagata defeated Isaiah Hill by split decision
Problems and Controversies
Pre-Fight Problems The event encountered numerous problems and controversies even before it began. FEG, Inc. (the company in charge of producing and managing K-1 events ) had difficulties obtaining a promoter's license, and was only granted a temporary one by the California State Athletic Commission eight days before the event. Popular South Korean fighter Hong-Man Choi, initially scheduled to fight Brock Lesnar, was denied a license to fight in the state roughly a week and a half before the event due to medical reasons (later reported to be a tumor on his pituitary gland). K-1 promoters continued to advertise a Lesnar vs. Choi bout up until the day of the fight, even knowing that it would not occur  An originally announced women's bout featuring Jan Finney vs. Gina Carano was canceled on May 16, 2007, when Carano withdrew due to illness. Antonio Silva was also removed from the card due to an undisclosed medical condition, and was replaced by Tim "Big Perm" Persey. Finally, the announced match between Ray Sefo and Marvin Eastman was dropped from the card with no explanation given.
Attendance/Live Gate Controversy On June 7, 2007, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) announced that 42,757 tickets were distributed for the event – something promoters say validated the claim of having the largest attendance for a Mixed Martial Arts event in North America (a record previously held by UFC 68). The paid gate for the event was $2,545,590. However, the promoters of the event paid $2,342,500 of that to buy 39,083 tickets to its own event. The final verified paid attendance number for K-1 Dynamite stands at 3,674 which generated $203,090 in revenue.
Post-Fight Fighter Tim "Big Perm" Percy tested positive for methamphetamines after his fight, and was suspended by the CSAC.  In addition, Johnnie Morton tested positive for anabolic steroids  and Royce Gracie tested positive for Nandrolone, a commonly used anabolic steroid.
The overall disclosed fighter payroll for the event was $1,057,500. 
Fighter Fight Earnings Notes Brock Lesnar $170,000 No win bonus Royce Gracie $300,000 No win bonus Johnnie Morton $100,000 Purse being withheld Melvin Manhoef $50,000 Jonathan Wiezorek $40,000 Includes $25K win bonus Gesias "JZ" Calvancanti $36,000 Fined $9K for weight Min Soo Kim $30,000 Kazushi Sakuraba $130,000 "Mighty" Mo Siliga $30,000 Ruben "Warpath" Villareal $30,000 Nam Phan $29,500 Additional $4.5K due to opponent's weight Jake Shields $24,000 Dong Sik Yoon $20,000 Tim "Big Perm" Persey $20,000 Hideo Tokoro $15,000 No win bonus Katsuhiko Nagata $15,000 No win bonus Brad Pickett $8,000 Bernard Ackah $5,000 No win bonus Ido Pariente $2,500 Isaiah Hill $2,500
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