2/23 K-1 World Max Japan Tournament - Sergey Golyaev Added!!

Wednesday 21 January 2009

FEG has added 2 super fights to the K-1 World Max Japan Tournament they will hold in Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium on February 23.

The rumor that "Dida" will fight in this card persists, but I think that is not the case any more... Japanese media is no longer listing him as a participant, but I am not sure either way or what would be the reason for him not competing. He was definitely announced earlier.

There is a new MMA name on the card though... And this might be even more interesting than "Dida"... Sergey Golyaev has had his fights in Sengoku until now, this time he is fighting in K-1, which means a switch to FEG. I dont know if this is a sign that the organizations are looking to cooperate, but after his win over Takanori Gomi in Sengoku, Golyaev was definitely a profile Sengoku wanted to keep (or so I would think). Golyaev is taking on another Japanese favorite in Yoshihiro Sato.

The other fight added sees Japanese boxing champion Kazuhisa Watanabe taking on kickboxer Daisuke Uematsu.

Super fights - 3x3min. 1 round extention.
Yoshihiro Sato vs. Sergey Golyaev
Daisuke Uematsu vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe

Previously Announced:
Japan Tournament 1st. round fights, all rounds are 3x3min with 1 round extention if draw:
1. Nagajima☆Jienotsu☆Juichiro vs. HAYATO
2. TATSUJI vs. Yuya Yamamoto
3. Yasuhiro Kido vs. Hinata Watanabe
4. Andy Ologun vs. Taishin Kohirumaki

Semi-finals (winners will face off in the final):
Winner fight 1 vs. Winner fight 2
Winner fight 3 vs. Winner fight 4

Reserve fight:
Keiji Ozaki vs. Yasuhito Shirasu

Superfight (no extention round):
Hiroya vs. Kizaemon Saiga

Kozo Takeda
Shingo Garyu
Hiroyuki Owatari


Unknown 21 January 2009 at 20:03  

Dida isn't fighting because of visa problems. He said that in an interview with Tatame http://www.tatame.com/2008/12/17/Dida-out-of-K-1-World-Max-2009

Borre 22 January 2009 at 02:49  

Thanks! I missed that interview (I think a lot of people did...)

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