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