YOKOHAMA, Japan – 10,153 fans packed into Yokohama Arena Saturday night to watch the FieLDS K-1 World Grand Prix 2010. The event featured a Super Heavyweight Title fight between champion Semmy Schilt and challenger Errol Zimmerman, as well as a Heavyweight Title fight between champion Kyotaro and challenger Peter Aerts.
Both champions emerged victorious as Schilt took home a unanimous decision by out-pointing Zimmerman in each round, and Kyotaro knocked out Aerts in the second round with a right hook.
Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem got a nice tune up fight for his upcoming title defense against Brett Rogers, which will take place on May 15 in St. Louis. “Ubereem” faced K-1 newcomer Dzevad Poturak.
Overeem dropped Poturak early in round one with a punch. He was able to get to his feet after an eight count, he then came forward just in time for his head to meet one of Overeem’s knees. That was it, Overeem had knocked the Bosnian out at 2:40 of the first round. Now the Strikeforce champ can go defend his MMA title against some serious competition.
A retirement ceremony was held for Musashi, considered by many to be the best Heavyweight to ever fight in K-1. The ceremony was very moving, and some of the toughest men in the world were brought to tears, including Musashi’s French rival, Jerome LeBanner, who presented the retiring warrior with a bouquet of flowers.
Musashi spoke to the fans,
“I debuted in this very ring 15 years ago. The 15 years have passed by quickly. I began fighting in K-1 at just 83kgs. I had a hard time with several losses, and slumps I had to deal with. I am not a strong person. I was scared before stepping into the ring on many occasions. I had to constantly reaffirm with myself if I was really cut out for this.”
In the main event of the night bad boy Badr Hari fought Russian Alexey Ignashov. The hand speed and combinations from Badr Hari were impressive, and he knocked Ignashov down in the second round.
However, despite the best efforts of both men, the fight went the distance. Badr Hari won every round and defeated Ignashov by unanimous decision.
- Badr Hari def. Alexey Ignashov by 3R Decision 3-0 (30-26 30-26 30-26)
- (SHW Title) Semmy Schilt def. Errol Zimmerman by 3R Decision 3-0 (30-27 30-27 30-28)
- (HW Title) Kyotaro def. Peter Aerts by 2R 1:56 KO (Right Hook)
- Alistair Overeem def. Dzevad Poturak by 1R 2:40 KO (Right Knee Kick)
- Jerome Le Banner def. Tyrone Spong by 3R Decision 3-0 (29-28 29-28 29-28)
- Gokhan Saki def. Singh “Heart” Jaideep by 3R Decision 3-0 (30-27 30-28 30-28)
- Sergii Lashchenko def. Takumi Sato by 3R Decision 3-0 (30-29 30-29 30-28)
- Prince Ali def. Mitsugu Noda by 3R Decision 3-0 (27-30 27-29 27-29)
- Tsutomu Takahagi def. Makoto Uehara 3R Decision 2-0 (30-29 29-29 30-29)