With K-1 looking to make a big push into the United States this year, holding three events there, they're trying to sign American talent to fill up their cards and draw appeal. As we previously posted, they signed Eddie Walker recently. Now they've signed two more American fighters.
Romie Adanza and Steven Banks are two more American fighters that were signed by K-1. Steven Banks is a heavyweight fighter, who you might know from his fights with Paul Slowinski, in which he was stopped both times. It's expected that Banks will be a part of the Heavyweight World Grand Prix.
Romie Adanza may just be one of the smallest fighters to ever fight in K-1. In February he won the WBC Muay Thai Super Flyweight International title, which is at 115lbs. He has a really exciting style and is one of the best kickfighters out of America, so he's a great signing for the promotion.
Adanza, Banks and Eddie Walker are all expected to fight at the K-1 show in Los Angeles, which takes place some time in early September. Adanza may face Andy Howson, in a rematch of their fight from 2010 where he won a split decision. [source]