“March Madness” mostly baffles me. Every year tons of people fill out brackets and compete against friends and coworkers. Invariably, someone without any basketball knowledge takes home the money. For example, my friend Dan, who once scored on his own hoop in a basketball game, was our pool champion last year.
On Sun., Aug. 2, 2009, the 2009 K-1 Asia Grand Prix took place at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, Korea.
Singh “Heart” Jaideep from India made it to the K-1 Asia Grand Prix Finals by first knocking out Park Yong Soo in the quarter-finals and then putting a stop to Ko Taisei with devastating leg kicks in the semi-finals.
It was a dominating three round performance over Ken Taiei that won “Heart” Jaideep the unanimous decision victory in the finals, thus becoming the K-1 Asia 2009 tournament champion.
Remy Bonjasky won his third K-1 World Grand Prix title in the early hours Saturday morning on HDNet. However, he would not be celebrating and beaming of joy having the 2008 K-1 World GP belt wrapped around his waist.
The Dutchman defeated K-1 legend Jerome Le Banner via TKO in his first bout. He followed up that performance by knocking out Turkish fighter Gokhan Saki with a vicious leg shot to the ribs in the semi-finals, setting up a finale with K-1 2007-2008 Heavyweight Champion Badr Hari.
With a main event poised to cap off a night of fights that kept on proving K-1 possesses the best strikers in the world. Badr Hari ruined one of the most exciting K-1 World GP’s to date by channeling his inner Wanderlei Silva.