The K-1 weigh-ins were today and if you missed them, we'll catch you up on it. The full video of the weigh-ins and staredowns is below, courtesy of MMAHeat who were in attendance to cover the event. It looks like all of the fighters made weight and the weigh-ins went off without a hitch.
Official Press Release and weights after the break.
ALL K-1 FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT FOR U.S. GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 – LA SPORTS ARENA
Los Angeles, CA - All 30 fighters competing in the K-1 U.S. Grand Prix Championship stepped on the scales at the official weigh-in event today starting at 11:00 a.m. PT in Los Angeles, and the California State Athletic Commission today confirmed all fighters made weight.
The K-1 U.S. Grand Prix Championship feature a headlining main event between heavyweights Dewey Cooper and Randy Blake, as well as the co-main event between Jarrell Miller and Randy Blake. After the pair posed for photo-ops following their square off, Cooper said to the crowd, "I'm happy to be back in K-1 and I'm bringing my A-game tomorrow night. I'm excited for the main event, and I hope Randy Blake brings it, too."
Blake said, "This is going to be an exciting fight, I feel great, I made weight and it is awesome to be in K-1. Tomorrow night I'm going to show K-1 what Americans can do. And I'm gonna show it to Dewey Cooper, too."
K-1 U.S. Grand Prix Championship takes place tomorrow night, Saturday, Sept. 8. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT; First bout starts at 5:00 p.m. PT and the Opening Ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. PT.
Fans around the world can watch the event live on U-Stream starting at 6:00 p.m. PT for $9.99. The undercard bouts will be shown free on Spike TV starting at 5:00 p.m. PT. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com.
Red Corner Blue Corner
Glen Spencer (18-6, 12 KOS) vs. Mike Lemaire (8-0)
6'2"/ 119.5 LBS 6'1" / 183 LBS
Hometown: Raleigh, NC Hometown: San Diego, CA
Fighting Out of: Boston, MA Fighting out of: San Diego, CA
Damien Earley (15-2) vs. Jermaine Soto (16-1)
6'1" / 152.5 LBS 5'11" / 152 LBS
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ Hometown: Encino, CA
Fighting out of: Tempe, AZ Fighting out of: Hollywood, CA
James Wilson (3-1) vs. Doug Sauer (10-3)
6'1" / 240 LBS 6'0"/ 238 LBS
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Hometown: Troy, MO
Fighting out of: Los Angeles, CA Fighting out of: Troy, MO
Bryce Krause (25-3-1) vs. Justin Greskiewicz (10-5)
5'9"/ 155 LBS 5'10" / 153 LBS
Hometown: Brea, CA Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Fighting out of: Costa Mesa, CA Fighting out of: Philadelphia, PA
Ben Yelle (7-7-1, 6 KOS) vs. Joey Pagliuso (13-5)
5'9" / 147 lbs. 5'8" / 154 lbs.
Hometown: Marquette, MI Hometown: Riverside, CA
Fighting out of: Fontana, CA Fighting out of: Oceanside, CA
Michael Mananquil (25-4-1, 8 KOS) vs. Scotty Leffler (4-2, 3 KOS)
5'10" / 154 LBS 5'10" / 154.25 LBS
Hometown: San Bruno, CA Hometown: Scapulpa, OK
Fighting out of: San Francisco, CA Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV
Chaz Mulkey (8-6) vs. Kit Cope (23-1, 9 KOS)
6'1" / 154.5 lbs. 6'0 / 155 LBS.
Hometown: Dallas, TX Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV
Wentz Shuichi (15-8-1) vs. Romie Adanza (16-3, 7 KOS)
5'5" / 119.5 LBS 5'4"/ 117 LBS
Hometown: Yamaguchi, Japan Hometown: Irvine, CA
Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan Fighting out of: Irvine, CA
En Kang (46-6) vs. Travis Garlits (6-2)
5'6" / 143 LBS 5'8" / 144 LBS
Hometown: Beijing, China Hometown: Pacoima, CA
Fighting out of: Beijing, China Fighting out of: Chatsworth, CA
Lerdsila Chumpairtour (135-15-5) vs. Gabriel Varga (20-1)
5'6" / 138.5 LBS 5'10" / 145.5 LBS
Hometown: Bankok, Thailand Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Fighting out of: Santa Clarita, CA Fighting out of: Victoria, Canada
Markhaile Wedderburn (11-1) vs. Jeremiah Metcalf (13-6)
6'1" / 186 LBS 6'0" / 185.25 LBS
Hometown: Toronto, Canada Hometown: Turlock, CA
Fighting out of: Alberta, Canada Fighting out of: Modesto, CA
Xavier Vigney (10-1) vs. Seth Petruzelli (15-6, 12 KOS)
6'8" / 246.5 LBS 6'0" / 223 LBS
Hometown: Oakland, CA Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
Fighting out of: Pleasant Hill, CA Fighting out of: Orlando, FL
Rick Roufus (63-9-1, 43 KOS) vs. Mighty Mo (16-6, 12 KOS)
5'11" / 219 LBS 6'1" / 292 LBS
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
Fighting out of: Phoenix, AZ Fighting out of: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jack May (4-0) vs. Jarrell Miller (19-0, 8 KOS)
6'8" / 250.5 LBS 6'4" / 260 LBS
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Fighting out of: Fullerton, CA Fighting out of: Brooklyn, NY
Randy Blake (23-0) vs. Dewey Cooper (49-13-2, 28 KOS)
6'3" / 204.5 6'0" / 215 LBS
Hometown: Owasso, OK Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Fighting out of: Tulsa, OK Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV
*All bouts live and subject to change.
K-1 is the largest kickboxing promotion in history. Since 1993, K-1 has presented professional live martial arts events in 38 countries featuring the best and most accomplished athletes in the sport.
World Grand Prix Champions of K-1 include Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky and Semmy Schilt. K-1 has held broadcast deals with ESPN and HDNet in the United States, Fuji TV in Japan, and numerous other networks across the globe. K-1 returned to the world stage on May 26, 2012 in Madrid, Spain drawing a packed stadium and hundreds of thousands of views on the K-1 Live Stream.