K-1 China vs Japan - Feb 1st

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  1. Shadess

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    Time to start the speculation on who will be fighting on this. Personally I expect a bit of a rise in quality of the card, at least from the Japanese side of it.
     
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    Is it safe to assume 63kg?
     
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    K, this is something to get excited about. Who's fighting?

    Noiri? Kubo? Yamamoto?
     
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    location?
     
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    Don't know yet. Shouldn't be too long till they release some more info.

    Presumably in China somewhere :)
     
  6. DW HKL

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    Yeah, their home base is 100% China right now. I'm not sure they'll do shows outside of China for a while.
     
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    Didn't really pay attention to this but I guess K-1 started to number their events. 400+ events on the wiki list of K-1 events. That China vs. Japan pic has 409 on it, last China vs. USA one had 407, and there is one event between.

    Sort of a nerdy/cool thing actually as long as they keep it just in the posters and stuff and don't stick it into the event titles.

    The K-1/Krush Japan events seem to lack the numbering though. Maybe it's just for the Chinese to show hey we've ran this many shows we're a big deal.
     
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    Any news on the matchups?
     
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    60kg Tomohiro Kiyai vs wu ze
    63kg Keisuke Nakamura vs Wang Zhiwei
    65 Kuji Yoshimoto vs Hanji
    70kg Hideaki Kikkawa vs Tien Xin
    70kg K-Jee vs Zang Lei
    70kg Jungle Koki vs Ba Te Er
    53kg Syuri vs E Meidie

    Dunno if these are all the fights, last event had one more. Not that familiar with the names tbh but there are at least a couple former/current(?) Krush title holders among the Japanese fighters and in general I'd expect them to be a tad better than the random americans of the last event.

    3 Chinese winners from the last event also on this card. Smart from K-1. Maybe they'll become stars, maybe they wont, but at least they are being given the chance.

    E Meidie's 3rd fight within a month. She is pretty great and I don't mind seeing her back one bit.
     
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    WTF haven't heard of ANY of those fighters. :eek:
     
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    Think at least 6 out of 7 of them have fight(s) in Krush. But yeah not very familiar with them either. Was hoping for, well, basically this (Krush fighters) + at least one Japanese name fighter there. Don't know if those are all the fights, if they threw in one more fight and that was a bigger name Japanese guy it'd be exactly what I expected.
     
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    Yeah, part of the issue with this was that the K-1 Japan card is within a few days from now with most of the guys that they wanted on that card.
     
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    K-1 probably doesn't want Japan to beat the Chinese fighters in every match. But I think it just lacks the main event marquee name, fights should be fine enough.

    E Meidie wouldn't lose to anyone though!
     
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    They were talking about having Yoshihiro Sato headlining it, but he's already doing the K-1 Japan show, then were talking to Yasuhiro Kido, but he had an injury after the BLADE show in late December, so they were kind of shit out of luck.
     
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    Couldn't even get at least a few marquee Krush fighters LOL, kinda sad. It's like, the Krush B-Team All Stars haha.
     
  16. Karaev fan

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    Nobody even knows that K-1 Global exists in Japan. Even actual fighting fans seem to think that K(rush)-1 is the real K-1. Really not that much incentive to fight in China, especially since Krush/K-1 GP is holding regular events.
     
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    Maybe 408th event is -60kg championship tournament on 18 january in Tokyo, Japan.
     
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    C'mon k1 you can do this.

    Hopefully noiri fighting in the card.
     
  19. French Cafe

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    Yeah. K-1 in China are just local events yet. World GPs in Japan are main.
     
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    Noiri is fighting for Krush-1. He just had a fight on Krush 48 last month and will be fighting Ilias on Krush 51. Given that he's building momentum for a challenge against Kaew's belt, I doubt he's fighting for K-1 global for a while.
     

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