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K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Yokohama

UPDATE: K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Results

If you're in the mood to watch some great fights and stay up very late on Friday night or wake up very early on Saturday morning, you can catch the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Yokohama live at 4 AM ET Saturday on HDNet. Details below.

First, here's how the fight card is shaping up:
Melvin Manhoef vs. Keijiro Maeda (tournament match)
Tyrone Spong vs. Gokhan Saki (tournament match)
Singh Heart Jaideep vs (tournament reserve match)
Remy Bonjasky vs. Alistair Overeem
Peter Aerts vs. Errol Zimmerman
Jerome Le Banner vs. Ewerton Teixeira
Glaube Feitosa vs. Jun'ichi Sawayashiki
Mitsugu Noda vs. Yang Rae Yoo
Hiraku Hori vs. Takumi Sato
Takashi Tachikawa vs. Yutaka Sakama

UPDATE: The card has been changed, with Chalid "Die Faust" Arrab and Badr Hari dropping out and some undercard fights added. There are also rumors that Semmy Schilt will fight on the card. After those fights, the winners of the tournament matches will fight in the final, and the winner of the eighth and final fight on the card will be declared the K-1 World Heavyweight under 100kg champion.

This is a very good fight card, one I'm personally very excited about, but it's hard to find much coverage of it if you're like me and the only language you can read is English. If you want to find out more, your best bets are the good discussion thread at, and the preview of the four-man tournament at K-1's official web site, written by K-1's English-language announcer, Michael Schiavello.

And we'll also have more coverage here at FanHouse, including complete K-1 World Grand Prix results on Saturday morning.