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Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe Added to July 5 K-1 WORLD MAX

K-1 President Sadaharu Tanikawa unveiled four additional matches Friday for July 5th's K-1 World MAX 70 kg Final 16 and 63 kg Japan Tournament Finals. Notable for MMA fans, Sydney Olympic wrestler Kazuyuki Miyata will by making his K-1 return against former Japanese featherweight boxing champion and K-1 bad boy Kazuhisa Watanabe. Miyata is coming off a close split decision win over Takafumi Otsuka at DREAM.14 and is undefeated as a featherweight.

Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura, who TKO'ed Hideo Tokoro at DREAM.14, was the preferred MMA representative but an injury sustained in that fight has kept him from making his K-1 debut.

Shohei Asahara, Toshiki Taniyama and Koya Urabe, who were all victorious in the opening round of the 63 kg tournament but failed to earn a spot in the Final 8, have been added in reserve fights.




K-1 World MAX 2010 - July 5th at Yoyogi Stadium 1st, Tokyo, Japan


70 kg World Championship Tournament Final 16
Yoshihiro Sato vs Yuya Yamamoto
Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima vs Andre "Dida" Amado
Hiroki Nakajima vs Albert Kraus

63 kg Japan Tournament Quarter-Finals
1. Daisuke Uematsu vs. Yoshimichi Matsumoto
2. Yuta Kubo vs. Keiji Ozaki
3. Naoki Ishikawa vs. Kizaemon Saiga
4. Tetsuya Yamato vs. Yuki

63 kg Japan Tournament Semi-Finals
1. Winner Quarter-Final 1 vs. Winner Quarter-Final 2
2. Winner Quarter-Final 3 vs. Winner Quarter-Final 4

63 kg Japan Tournament Final
Winner Semi-Final 1 vs. Winner Semi-Final 2

63 kg Japan Tournament Reserve Matches
Shohei Asahara vs Toshiki Taniyama
"Kyoken" Yuji Takeuchi vs Koya Urabe
Kazuhisa Watanabe vs Kazuyuki Miyata

70 kg Opening Fight
Tahir Menxhiqi vs Yukihiro Komiya