Love him or hate him, Bob Sapp is still the hardest working can in show business.
"The Beast" will return to the upcoming Dynamite!! event in Japan, facing former sumoist Shinichi Suzukawa in an "IGF Special Rules" bout which is a fancy way of saying there will be no gloves and no closed-fist strikes during the contest.
Also confirmed for the Dec. 31 supershow in Saitama is Jerome LeBanner, who once again crosses over to MMA after falling short at the K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 20101in Seoul earlier this year.
Opposing him is the usually non-committal Olympic medalist Satoshi Ishii.
Rounding out the noteworthy additions to the New Year's Eve card is former PRIDE slugger Sergei Kharitonov. "Kharit-top" will throw hands with Dream light heavyweight Tatsuya Mizuno.
Here is the current FieLDS Dynamite!! 2010 fight card and line-up:
170 lbs.: Marius Zaromskis vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
155 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Josh Thomson
155 lbs.: Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Caol Uno
145 lbs.: Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
170 lbs.: Hayato Sakurai vs. Jason High
265 lbs.: Hiroshi Izumi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa
205 lbs.: Sergei Kharitonov vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
265 lbs.: Satoshi Ishii vs. Jerome Le Banner
170 lbs.: Katsuaki Furuki vs. Andy Ologun
MMA/K-1 Mixed Rules Card:
155 lbs.: Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro Nagashima
IGF Special Rules Card:
265 lbs.: Bob Sapp vs. Shinichi Suzukawa
Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem is also expected to participate against an opponent to be named.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more to this still-developing fight card in the coming days.