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Overeem-Edwards, Le Banner-Kyotaro Announced for K-1 Final 16

K-1 President Sadaharu Tanigawa revealed two fights for the K-1 World GP FINAL 16 to be held on October 2 in Seoul, South Korea.

Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem will face Ben Edwards who tore through this year's Oceania GP, scoring three first-round knockouts and Jerome Le Banner, who recently claimed the WPMF Muaythai Super Heavyweight World title will take on current K-1 Heavyweight Champion Keijiro "Kyotaro" Maeda.

Bouts for the K-1 MAX Final 16, which is to be held the following day also in Seoul are to be announced this weekend and more Super-Heavyweight GP bouts are to be announced next Tuesday.

Tanigawa was this week quoted as saying that the much needed financial partnership with Chinese investment bank PUJI has been pushed forward to begin at the end of September and so PUJI money will be supporting the Korean Final 16 events.

A fan vote is currently unde rway to fill the remaining six spots in the K-1 World GP Final 16. Although the results of the fan vote have not yet been announced, Tanigawa noted that he was surprised at how many votes Romanian Dancing with the Stars participant Catalin Morosanut and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski have received.

K-1 World GP FINAL 16, October 2, 2010 at Olympic Gymnasium 1st in Seoul, South Korea

Alistair Overeem vs Ben Edwards
Jerome Le Banner vs Keijiro "Kyotaro" Maeda

Semmy Schilt
Badr Hari
Errol Zimmermann
Ewerton Teixeira
Ruslan Karaev
Freddy Kemayo

Remy Bonjasky is qualified to participate in the Final 16. but is unable to take his spot due to his ongoing eye injury.