Yep, although it might not seem like it, there’s a K-1 event this weekend in Tokyo, Japan and it features the Final 16 of the Heavyweight World Grand Prix along with four super fights.
The Final 16 match-ups consists of eight fights. Among three of the competitors, Randy Blake, Jarrell Miller and Xavier Vigney qualified for the Final 16 after winning fights last month at K-1 in Los Angeles.
As far as the LiverKick rankings go, two fighters from our heavyweight rankings are on the show and in the Final 16, in Sergei Lascenko at #6 and Hesdy Gerges at #10 and strangely enough, they’re fighting each other.
Every single fight is a heavyweight fight except for two, in Genji Umeno vs. Chanhyung Lee and Koutaro Mori vs. Zhou Zhi Peng. Although K-1 hasn’t even listed a weight for the Umeno fight, it’s probably at their 59kg weight class and if not, somewhere around there. Mori vs. Peng is at 70kg.
Raul Catinas vs. Ben Edwards
Makoto Uehara vs. Hiromi Amada
Xavier Vigney vs. Zabit Samedov
Hesdy Gerges vs. Sergei Lascenko
Singh Jaideep vs. Ismael Londt
Jarrell Miller vs. Arnold Oborotov
Paul Slowinski vs. Catalin Morosanu
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Randy Blake
Genji Umeno vs. Changhyun Lee
Zhou Zhi Peng vs. Koutaro Moro
Jafar Ahmadi vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi
Saulo Calavari vs. Pavel Zhuravlev
James Wilson vs. Rick Roufus