The K-1 World GP 2017 Japan is set to take place November 23, 2017 at the Saitama Super Arena is Saitama, Japan.
The event will feature a one night 8-man heavyweight tournament as well as several super fights. Some of the more notable names in the tournament include Koichi, Ibrahim El Bouni, Keiji, and Masahiro Iwashita.
Yoshiki Takei vs. America’s Victor Saravia will serve as the night’s co-main event. This should be a very exciting fight as the K-1 champ takes on the young and relentless Saravia in a non-title fight. Saravia turned heads in his last fight for K-1 in a losing but valiant effort against veteran Takeru. Despite the loss Saravia earned respect from fight fans all over the world because of his grit. It should be interesting to see what the David Huey trained fighter does for his K-1 encore.
Other super fights taking place include Yasuhiro Kido vs. Minoru Kimura and Tetsuya Yamato vs. Jun Nakazawa.
K-1 has had some action packed events as of late, and although the promotion is not what it was in the late 90’s and early 2000’s they still put on a very entertaining show.
K-1 World GP 2017 Japan Fight Card
Yoshiki Takei vs. Victor Saravia
Yasuhiro Kido vs. Minoru Kimura
Koya Urabe vs. Cristian Spetcu
Ren Hiramoto vs. Daizo Sasaki
Kosuke Komiyama vs. Stauros Exakoustidis
Tetsuya Yamato vs. Jun Nakazawa
Ryo Aitaka vs. Furuta Taichi – Tournament Reserve Fight
Hayato vs. Naoki Yamamoto
Yuto Maeda vs. Shota Hara
Koichi vs. Ibrahim El Bouni
Masahiro Iwashita vs. Roel Mannaart
Keiji vs. Antonio Plazibat
Makoto Uehara vs. Pacome Assi