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K-1 Announces K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 Fight Draws
- Updated: September 4, 2013
BEIJING, Sept. 4th, 2013 — On September 14th sixteen of the world’s finest 70kgs fighters will descend upon the beautiful island of Mallorca in Spain for the K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16. The K-1 World MAX Final 16 has a rich history, serving as the official opening round of the K-1 World MAX tournament. This year K-1 brings a strong line-up, a mix of established stars with some newer, up-and-coming talent.
This year’s K-1 World MAX tournament will help to reinvigorate the K-1 MAX division with the healthy injection of new talent, with fighters like Canada’s Shane Campbell, America’s Joey Pagliuso, Germany’s Enriko Kehl, Spain’s Maximo Suarez and more. After much deliberation, K-1 is proud to present the tournament draws for the Final 16, featuring eight compelling matchups that are bound to bring some explosive action to Mallorca.
The main event of the evening will see two K-1 mainstays in Andy Souwer and Yasuhiro Kido square off for the very first time in a showdown between the Netherlands and Japan. One of the other feature fights of the evening will be Thailand’s Buakaw Banchamek making his long-awaited return to the K-1 ring against Spain’s David Calvo, Calvo coming off of an impressive tournament victory in Portugal to earn his spot in the tournament.
The fight card is as follows:
Andy Souwer (NLD) vs. Yasuhiro Kido (JAP)
Buakaw Banchamek (THA) vs. David Calvo (SPA)
Shane Campbell (CAN) vs. Wallace Lopez (BRA)
Lee Sung-Hyun (KOR) vs. Francois Alexande (FRA)
Zhou Zhi-Peng (CHN) vs. Joey Pagliuso (USA)
Maximo Suarez (ESP) vs. Miodrag Olar (ROU)
Henri Van Opstal (NLD) vs. Enriko Kehl (DEU)
Mike Zambidis (GRC) vs. Elam Ngor (ESP)
Tickets are still available for the K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 in Mallorca and can be purchased through TicketMaster. For those unable to attend there will be a live stream of the event available through Epicentre.tv for $19.99 USD.
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