K-1 Announces K-1 WORLD MAX 2009 Finals

img_091026K-1 held a press conference today to announce some K-1 MAX news for the October 26th WORLD MAX 2009 World Championship Finals. Tournament bouts are Por. Pramuk vs. Andy Souwer and Petrosysan vs. Yuya Yamamoto.

The bigger news was Kozo Takeda announced his retirement. Takeda, a finalist in the 2003 MAX tournament has had a legendary career but never seemed to reach the top of the weight class in K-1. Known for his devastatingly hard low kicks and most recently getting murdered in the ring by Tatsuya Kawajiri, the 36 year old will have his last hurrah against Albert Kraus in a superfight.

K-1 WORLD MAX 2009 World Championship Final
10.26.09 – Yokohama, Japan

Tournament Bouts
Reserve Fight: Yoshihiro Sato vs. Yasuhiro Kido
Semi: Buakaw Por. Pramuk vs. Andy Souwer
Semi: Giorgio Petrosysan vs. Yuya Yamamoto
Finals: x vs. x

Superfights
Kozo Takeda vs. Albert Kraus
Taishin Kohiruimaki vs. Drago
Hinata vs. Mike Zambidis
Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Xu Yan
Kazuhisa Watanabe vs. Jae Hee Cheon

Koshien Final 8
HIROYA vs. Ryuya Kusakabe
Tsukasa Fuji vs. Katsuki Ishida
Shota Shimada vs. Hiroki Akimoto
Keisuke Miyamoto vs. Masaaki Noiri

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One response to “K-1 Announces K-1 WORLD MAX 2009 Finals

  1. frasercoffeen

    I love Cheon v. Watanabe as a fight. A strong win for either man could really move them up the K-1 ladder. I’m also greatly looking forward to Kohi v. DRAGO. Solid card!

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