DALLAS (September 24, 2009) – HDNet will feature LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights Presents: FieLDS K-1 World GP 2009 Final 16,” at the Olympic Gymnasium Arena in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, September 26 at 12:30 a.m. PT/3:30 a.m. ET. The event will also be replayed that Saturday evening at 11:00 p.m. ET.
The best 16 strikers in the world will meet in the opening round of this prestigious event. And, in one of the most anticipated first round match-ups, Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem will face K-1 Legend and three-time World GP Champion Peter Aerts. Other featured first round fights include Badr Hari vs. Zabit Samedov, Jerome Le Banner vs. Japanese legend MUSASHI, and defending K-1 World GP Champion Remy Bonjaski vs. Melvin Manhoef.
“Let’s be clear, this tournament features THE BEST strikers in the world,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “If you are a fan of the stand-up game, get ready for the non-stop action that only K-1 and HDNet can deliver!”
In more first round action, K-1 Super Heavyweight Champion Semmy Schilt will also collide with impressive newcomer Daniel Ghita, Ewerton Teixeira takes on Singh Jaideep, Ruslan Karaev faces K-1 Heavyweight Champion KYOTARO, and Errol Zimmerman meets Glaube Feitosa.
The winners will advance to the K-1 World Grand Prix Final on December 5 at the Yokohama Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
For video interviews with all the fighters visit the K-1 Youtube page.