HDNet: Largest MMA Event in the World
Are you ready for real deal MMA? Are you ready for more turkey? Well, get ready for the World’s largest Mixed Martial Arts event at the Yokohama Arena in Tokyo, Japan. FiELDS K-1 WGP 2008 Final, featuring none other than “Turkey of the Year” - Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson. HDNet will premier K-1’s encore presentation in the US on December 6, 2008.
Discouraged yet? Put your worries aside, Ferguson will not be on the fight card for this event. However, he will be a guest commentator, invited by FEG and HDNet for K-1’s US debut. I for one would not trust Kimbo Slice as a commentator, especially at the world’s largest MMA event. Alternatively, it should be fun to hear Ferguson’s interpretation.
Here are the fighters on the card for this premier –
- TAKERU vs. Taisei Ko
- Mitsugu Noda vs. Tsutomu Takahagi
- Peter Aerts vs. Badr Hari
- Errol Zimmerman vs. Ewerton Teixeira
- Gokhan Saki vs. Ruslan Karaev
- Remy Bonjasky vs. Jerome Le Banner
- Hong Man Choi vs. Ray Sefo
- Paul Slowinski vs Melvin Manhoef
… and three other yet undecided bouts.
As much as I am excited to hear Kimbo Slice commentate this event, I must say I’m way more ecstatic that K-1 is debuting “The World’s Largest” MMA event. K-1 and their sister company – DREAM, is known for premiering large scale events usually in Japan and around the world. Now, HDNet is bringing this event to the US in hopes to develop a big impact for future K-1 MMA interest.
“K-1 is a combat sport that combines stand up techniques from Muay Thai, Karate, Taekwondo, Savate, San shou, Kickboxing, traditional Boxing, and other martial arts to determine the single best stand-up fighter in the world (the “1″).”
Check out K-1’s website for more information.
HDNet’s coverage starts December 6 at 12:00 AM / PT with an encore presentation later that evening. Encore presentation starts at 9:00 PM / ET/ 6:00 PM / PT.
Source – (Market Watch)
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