Remy Bonjasky vs. Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva headlines ‘GLORY 2 Brussels’ in October

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The headline bout for GLORY’s upcoming event in Belgium has been announced as returning kickboxing legend Remy Bonjasky (75-14) squares off against Brazilian standout Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva (32-7). The event will take place at the Vorst National Arena in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct. 6.

GLORY announces 16-Man Grand Slam heavyweight tournament for December

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Japan’s premier stand-up fighting league, GLORY World Series, have announced a 16-Man Grand Slam heavyweight tournament set to take place in Tokyo, Japan in December. Today they revealed the names of the first 13 fighters who have accepted an invitation to compete in the tournament.

HDNet to broadcast FieLDS K-1 World GP 2009 Final on Dec. 5

This one-night, 8-man tournament will crown the world’s best striker LIVE on HDNet – Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 a.m. ET with replay at 11:00 p.m. ET

DALLAS (December 1, 2009) HDNet will feature LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights Presents: FieLDS K-1 World GP 2009 Final,” from the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 a.m. ET.

The 17th annual edition of the prestigious tournament features one of the deepest fields in K-1 history including two former 3-time K-1 World Grand Prix Champions – defending Champion Remy Bonjasky and K-1 Super Heavyweight Champion Semmy Schilt,. The event also features Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem, and the man many consider the uncrowned king of K-1, 2008 tournament runner-up Badr Hari.

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Badr Hari back to fight Overeem at New Year’s Eve Dynamite!!

Alistair Overeem states on his website that he will be facing K-1 bad boy, Badr Hari at the New Year’s Eve Dynamite card. Overeem and Hari will fight under K-1 rules on New Year’s.

However, “The Demolition Man” also indicates that the two men will fight under MMA rules in early 2009.

The discussion was who would fight under who’s rules first and Alistair stepped up first! Alistair will fight Badr Hari at K1 Dynamite 31 december under K1 rules! Since Badr Hari challenged Alistair he sees no other option than cause another demolition and knock Badr Hari out! Both fighters agreed to fight in MMA rules early 2009!

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Badr Hari stripped of Heavyweight Title

K-1 stripped Badr Hari of his Heavyweight Title due to his actions at the K-1 World Grand Prix. In the final, Hari stomped on the head of a downed Remy Bonjasky, leading to a disqualification  of the Moroccan “Bad Boy.”

Sadaharu Tanikawa, FEG President, indicated earlier in the week that K-1 could possibly punish Hari. Japanese news papers Sports Nippon and Nikkan Sports found out about the news of the decision to strip Hari of his title late Saturday night.

K-1 Rules Director Nobuaki Kakuda and Tanikawa also suspended the now former Heavyweight champion indefinitely. More disciplinary action may be handed down.

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Badr Hari may face punishment from K-1

The fallout from Badr Hari’s illegal foot stomp of a downed Remy Bonjasky in the K-1 World Grand Prix final, may not have ended with the red card he received signaling his disqualification.

A recent statement made by K-1 producer Sadaharu Tanikawa indicates that the Moroccan may be punished for his actions.

“If we forgave Hari for such behavior, it would be insulting to all the other fighters. Giving him a red card means he will be fined his entire purse. On top of that, we will have to think of some further punishment after discussing this with [rules director] Nobuaki Kakuda.”

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K-1 World Grand Prix ends with D.Q.

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.

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