K-1 8-man World Grand Prix -65kg Tournament

By Andreas Georgiou

K-1 have announced their next event for November 3, and it will take place in Japan, at the Second Gymnasium of Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo. The main attraction is an 8-man World Grand Prix -65kg Championship Tournament.

Four of Japan’s best -65kg fighters take on the world in the esteemed tournament, and it includes entrants from Australia, Brazil, Thailand and Armenia. There is a reserve fight should any of the fighters suffer an injury, which sees Japan’s Taito take on technical Moroccan Ilias Bulaid. The brackets for the four K-1 semi-finals can be found below:

Hiroya (Japan) vs Michael “Tomahawk” Thompson (Australia)

Yasuomi Soda (Japan) vs Minoru “Philip” Kimura (Brazil)

Hideaki Yamazaki (Japan) vs Kaew Fairtex (Thailand)

Yuta Kubo (Japan) vs Raz Sarkisjan (Armenia)

K-1 Super fights

-55kg Taiga (Japan) vs Takeru (Japan)

-70kg Yuya Yamamoto (Japan) vs Kerrith Bellah (England)

-70kg Shintaro Matsukura (Japan) vs Jiao Fukai (China)

Preliminary fights

-55kg Tenma Sano (Japan) vs Ren Hiramoto (Japan)

-55kg Ryuma Tobe (Japan) vs Yuya Suzuki (Japan)

-60kg Kaito Ozawa (Japan) vs Kento Ito (Japan)