MMA K1 Heros' Tournament lineup

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  1. DOHChi

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    K1 Heros' Tournament lineup *UPDATED*

    Kazushi Sakuraba vs Kustustis Smirnovas
    Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Taiei Kin
    Rodrigo Gracie vs Shungo Oyama
    Melvin Manhoef vs Carlos Newton

    What happened to BJ Penn? I thought he was gonna be in it.
     
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    sick lineup, looking forward to manhoef vs newton
     
  3. DOHChi

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    From CVTA:


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    The immediate future of HERO'S has gained some measure of clarity.

    At a press conference held at the Capital Hotel in Tokyo, 2005 HERO'S Middleweight Champion Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto announced that, as rumored, he would a hiatus from mixed martial arts competition in order to pursue his dream of wrestling in the Olympics. "KID" plans on working toward the 2007 Emperor's Cup and a 2008 Beijing Games bid in the 60 kilogram class. While K-1 producer Sadaharu Tanigawa said that he hoped Yamamoto would participate at New Year's Eve's K-1 Dynamite!!, "KID" offered no definitive answer as to when he would step back into the ring.

    Also announced was that last year's middleweight tournament runner up, Genki Sudo, would not participate in this year's tournament as expected. While HERO'S staff were optimistic about Sudo's participation, it appears that a herniated disc in Sudo's neck, an injury from collegiate wrestling, will keep him from the tournament.

    With "KID" and Sudo out of the tournament, Tanigawa announced that their tournament spots would be filled by Hiroyuki Takaya and Kazuya Yasuhiro. K-1's online polling for the recommendation spot saw Hideo Tokoro take the majority of the vote, giving him the bid for the tournament's eighth man, but due to the further two spots opened up, K-1 selected further participants from the polling. Takaya was the second place vote getter, and thus was afforded a spot.

    Yasuhiro, however, was not dominant in the polling. Many votes were cast for former Shooto kings Alexandre Franca "Pequeno" Nogueira and Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, however K-1 felt that with the participation of Gesias "JZ" Calvancanti and Rani Yahira, that Brazil was adequately represented in the tournament. Nogueira, however, is still slated to compete in a superfight on the card.

    Lithuanian Remigijus Morkevicius also took a great number of votes, but is not yet able to return to the ring, due to nasal surgery. As a result, K-1 MAX fighter Kazuya Yasuhiro was given the final spot. Yasuhiro has competed in mixed martial arts before, losing by submission to "KID" Yamamoto.

    Sammy Corporation Presents HERO'S 2006
    August 5th, 2006
    Ariake Coliseum
    Tokyo, Japan
    Doors Open: 14:30
    Fights Start: 16:00

    Tentative Fight Card (Card Subject To Change):

    HERO'S 2006 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Kultar Gill (Revolution Fight Team) vs. Kaoru Uno (Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tokyo Headquarters)

    HERO'S 2006 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Ivan Menjivar (Tristar Gym) vs. Hideo Tokoro (Reversal Gym)

    HERO'S 2006 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Gesias Calvancanti (American Top Team) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (Team HARDCORE)

    HERO'S 2006 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Rani Yahira (Atiada Jr. Jiu-Jitsu) vs. Kazuya Yasuhiuro (Seido Kaikan)

    HERO'S 2006 Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Carlos Newton (Warrior MMA) vs. Melvin Manhoef (IT'S SHOWTIME)

    HERO'S 2006 Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Shungo Oyama (Freelance) vs. Rodrigo Gracie (Team Royce Gracie)

    HERO'S 2006 Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Yoshihiro Akiyama (Freelance) vs. Kin Taiei (Seido Kaikan)

    HERO'S 2006 Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
    Open, 2R/1EXT 5M
    Kestutis Smirnovas (Audra Gym) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (Freelance)

    Also Scheduled To Participate:
    Alexandre Franca Nogueira (Shooto Brazil Dojo)
    Don Frye (Team Frye)
    Min Soo Kim (RINGS Korea)
     
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    damn, sucks for genki, hope he gets better. no KID until 08?? wtf, gay.

    also, ATT mad representing this year, damn vulgar, i dont think ive seen any other gym fighting so many different orgs. like you guys do.

    oh yea, i wish they had shaolin, they messed up not putting him in, imo
     

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