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Kharitonov Replaces “Die Faust”! Opponent: Daniel Ghita

It was announced today that DREAM and PRIDE veteran Sergei Kharitonov will participate in the K-1 World GP 2009 FINAL’s second reserve fight next week due to Chalid “Die Faust” having sustained an injury. Kharitonov’s opponent is none other than the very promising Daniel Ghita.

Ghita impressively won the FINAL16 Qualifying GP this year and he put up a good fight despite losing against Semmy Schilt in the FINAL16 event in Seoul.

FieLDS K-1 World GP 2009 FINAL
Date: December 5th, 2009
Place: Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan

FINAL8 Fights (3×3, 1×3 ext.):
Ruslan Karaev vs. Badr Hari
Alistair Overeem vs. Ewerton Teixeira
Jerome Le Banner vs. Semmy Schilt
Errol Zimmerman vs. Remy Bonjasky

Reserve Fights (3×3, 1×3 ext.):
[1] Peter Aerts vs. Gohkan Saki
[2] Daniel Ghita vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Superfight (3×3, 1×3 ext.):
Kyotaro vs. Tyrone Spong

Opening Fights (3×3):
Singh “Heart” Jaideep vs. Makoto Uehara
Jan Soukup vs. Tsutomu Takahagi
60kg: Keiichi Samukawa vs. Ryuji Kajiwara

  1. Minowa
    November 28, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I love it!! Let’s hope Kharitonov comes in shape for this fight, not like the last time against Monson…

  2. November 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Minowa :

    I love it!! Let’s hope Kharitonov comes in shape for this fight, not like the last time against Monson…

    I don’t think he’d have a chance even if he was in the same shape as in PRIDE.

  3. Minowa
    November 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Come on, Monson isn’t that good – he wasn’t even able to finish Sylvia… -_^
    Kharitonov on the other hand – Sambo expert with great boxing, solid chin and the right height for a heavyweight… He absoultly destroyed Alistair in HERO’s, joined his team and then… Golden Glory’s revenge?

  4. November 28, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Minowa :

    Come on, Monson isn’t that good – he wasn’t even able to finish Sylvia… -_^
    Kharitonov on the other hand – Sambo expert with great boxing, solid chin and the right height for a heavyweight… He absoultly destroyed Alistair in HERO’s, joined his team and then… Golden Glory’s revenge?

    I mean no chance against Ghita, not Monson. I think he’d beat Monson if he was in better shape.

  5. Minowa
    November 28, 2009 at 9:53 am

    With hight possibility of JLB injuring his arm in WGP Finals for the third time in a row, at least one reserve fight winner will enter the tournament. Too bad, the winner of Kharitonov vs Ghita is second in line to do so…

  6. November 28, 2009 at 10:05 am

    You think JLB will get past Schilt?

  7. Minowa
    November 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

    N.O.B. :You think JLB will get past Schilt?

    No freakin’ way!
    JLB is 2-3 since 2008, defeating Musashi and Sawayashiki… What is he doing in the WGP Finals anyway?

  8. whomever
    November 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Aw man, this sucks! I wanted to see Kharitonov on Dec. 5 for sure, but not against Ghita. It’s going to be brutal watching this fight. Both guys are cool d00dz…a shame one will have to lose…sigh.

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