“FieLDS K-1 World GP 2009 Final 16” – live results and commentary

“HDNet Fights Presents: FieLDS K-1 World GP 2009 Final 16” took place at the Olympic Gymnasium Arena in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event aired live in the U.S. on HDNet and PROMMA.INFO stayed up very late to bring you the results as 16 of the world’s top strikers gathered to see who would advance to the final eight.

Quick Results:

  • Remy Bonjasky def. Melvin Manhoef by unanimous decision
  • Errol Zimmerman def. Glaube Feitosa by majority decision
  • Ruslan Karaev def. Kyotaro by unanimous decision
  • Ewerton Teixeira def. Singh Jaideep by unanimous decision
  • Semmy Schilt def. Daniel Ghita by unanimous decision
  • Jerome Le Banner def. Musashi by unanimous decision
  • Alistair Overeem def. Peter Aerts by unanimous decision
  • Badr Hari def. Zabit Samedov by knockout (liver shot) Rd 1

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HDNet to broadcast “FieLDS K-1 World GP 2009 Final 16” on Sept. 26

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.

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Gegard Mousasi and Alistair Overeem win big for MMA in Japan

Many MMA journalists, especially Yahoo Sports’ Dave Meltzer, have chronicled the decline of MMA in Japan. 

Even before Pride was bought out by Zuffa, they experienced a significant drop in their television ratings.  Now the FEG backed Dream promotion has been having trouble drawing an audience as well. 

On top of that, news that native stars, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Satoshi Ishii might sign elsewhere forecasts a bleak future.  However, due to the results from New Year’s Eve, things might be looking up.

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