News & Results! K-1 Koshien 2009
K-1 Koshien 2009
The plan for K-1 Koshien 2009 were announced by FEG’s Tanigawa a few days ago. Three of the final 4 from last year (HIROYA, Shota Shimada, and Tyuya Kusakabe. Koya Urabe is too old) plus fighters from preliminary events in 5 areas of Japan, taking place from the beginning of June to the beginning of July, will fight in the K-1 Koshien 2009 FINAL16 event on August 11th. The FINAL8 event is scheduled to take place at the beginning of October, and the final 4 will face off at the Dynamite!! event on NYE.
The 20th event of ZST took place around a week ago. The tag team match between The Olympic Combination (Nagata/Miyata) and Team ZST (Okude/Yamada) ended in a 0-0 draw with no fighter being finished. It seems like Team ZST were starting out strong with Yamada throwing good left kicks at Miyata and Okude lifting Miyata up and scoring a takedown. The Olympic combo got stronger as the match went with Miyata scoring a german suplex and Nagata showing some good hands. Both teams had some good moments in the fight but after 15 minutes the gong sounded and the fight was an automatic draw.
Kuniyoshi Hironaka made his debut at a lower weight as he took on Naoyuki Kotani in a 72kg fight. Hironaka was in control of the fight and ended it with a kind of modified neck lock.
K-1 World GP 2009 In Lodz
Zabit Samedov took the K-1 WGP 2009 Europe Tournament victory in Lodz a little over a week ago and will get a spot in the K-1 FINAL16 event. He is currently on a 5-fight winning streak with a tournament win and a victory over Ray Sefo.