Breakdown: K-1 Cruiserweight Tournament Card 9/24 (Superfights Edition)

K-1 Japan returns to action tonight with another stacked card featuring a cruiserweight tournament. But the real appeal of the night lies with its collection of one off superfights. It’s an event with a bit of everything, whether it be bad blood grudge matches, showdowns between promising prospects or showcases for some of kickboxing’s greatest stars. Here’s your trusty last minute guide to navigate you through some of the fantastic Jkick weirdness ahead of us. The card will kick off at 00:30 EST/21:30 PST on AbemaTV for anyone whose IP address is located in Japan. 60kg Fight: Goshyu ‘The Revolutionary’ [read more]


K-1 Japan Returns to 65kg With Grand Prix Featuring Kaew vs. Yamato on Nov. 3rd

K-1 Japan held a press conference announcing a new Super Lightweight World Grand Prix to be held on November 3rd, 2018. The tournament will crown a new 65kg champion for the organization after previous champion Noiri Masaaki vacated the belt earlier this summer to move up a division. While K-1 Japan still has its experimental cruiserweight grand prix set to go down in September, the return to the 65kg division represents a throwback to the roots of the promotion. It was on November 3rd, 2014 that K-1 Japan held its first event, a relatively unheralded tournament in which Kaew Fairtex [read more]

RIZIN.13 Scheduled for September 30th Ft. Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

At a press conference for RIZIN.13 in Saitama Super Arena (Sep 30th) held in Tokyo last night, Sakakibara shocked audiences by announcing that they were postponing plans for a previously announced kickboxing GP. Instead, the expected main draw of the proposed GP–a kickboxing bout between RIZIN 2017 Bantamweight GP champion Horiguchi (American Top Team) and striking phenom Tenshin Nasukawa (TARGET/Cygames)–has been announced for RIZIN.13 as a standalone fight. 9月30日(日)さいたまスーパーアリーナで開催する「#RIZIN13」のメインが決まりました。今週末8月26日(日)10時から全国のプレイガイド、コンビニエンスストアで一斉発売となります。良いお席はお早目に。#rizinff pic.twitter.com/OXoYmBUxzO — NOBUYUKI SAKAKIBARA (@nobu_sakakibara) August 24, 2018 “We had originally, though unofficially, announced an eight man kickboxing GP with the opening rounds in September and the semi-finals and finals on [read more]