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Final Chance For 2009 K-1 Gold! Manhoef Participates

Five new fights have been announced for the August 11th final chance for 2009 K-1 gold event in Tokyo. In the second announced superfight for the event, former WBF Cruiserweight champion and PRIDE veteran Yosuke Nishijima makes his K-1 debut as he takes on the legendary Peter Aerts.

In the first round of the GP fights, Melvin Manhoef will have had a short break since his DREAM appearance to take on Russian Muay Thai fighter Ramazan Ramazanov, tall Romanian Daniel Ghita will face Japan stand-up veteran Alex Roberts, Ukrainian Sergei Lascenko will battle Romanian Sebastian Ciobau, and Dutch youngster Rico Verhoeven will take on Brice Guidon from Jerome Le Banner’s camp.

K-1 World GP 2009 In Tokyo -FINAL16 Qualifying GP-
Date: August 11th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

World’s Last Preliminary GP (3×3, 1×3 Ext.):
Melvin Manhoef vs. Ramazan Ramazanov
Daniel Ghita vs. Alex Roberts
Sergei Lascenko vs. Sebastian Ciobau
Rico Verhoeven vs. Brice Guidon

Superfights (3×3, 2×3 Ext.):
Keijiro Maeda vs. Jan Soukup
Peter Aerts vs. Yosuke Nishijima

Planned Participants:
Makoto Uehara, Yuto Watanabe, Kengo Shimizu, (probably) Kazuo Doi

  1. whomever
    July 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Man, I thought Nishijima had retired. Too bad for him.

  2. kawa's boy toy
    July 17, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Why do they always throw Nishijima to the lion’s den? The guy has obvious skills but he should take some easy fights instead of debuting against the likes of Aerts.

  3. Fight-god
    July 17, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    i cant wait for this

  4. Fight-god
    July 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    N.O.B is the place for me

  5. July 17, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    So he’s fighting 20.7, then 11.08, then 29.08. That almost sounds like Monson schedule last year.
    Melvin must have some serious child support hes trying to take care off.

    Good for him.
    So many fighters are stuck with exclusive contracts that they can go a long long time between fights.
    Win, lose or draw, you gotta love Manhoef no matter where he fights.
    Exciting and usually quick.

  6. July 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    He can’t catch a break. I know that he’s not young but at least one K-1 fight to feel out the rules before someone like Aerts would be better for him.

    But reality is that FEG need a name which some people might know to fight Aerts on the event.

  7. Anonymous
    July 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    manhoef contract is prolly exclusive

  8. Anonymous
    July 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    for mma

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