The first event of the highly anticipated K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 kicks off at 4am eastern time tonight on HDNet. The main event features last year's winner Remy Bonjasky taking on the red hot Alistair Overeem. Overeem, an MMA fighter normally, knocked out K-1 resident bad boy Badr Hari to the suprise of the K-1 world last year.
Bonjasky won the grand prix last year after Hari was disqualified for illegal blows. There has been a war of words lately between Bonjasky and Overeem. Bonjasky has the weight of the K-1 world on his shoulders as he is dealt with the task of defending his sport against an MMA fighter.
The Full Card
Takashi Tachikawa vs. Yutaka Sakama
Hiraku Hori vs. Takumi Sato
Mitsugu Noda vs. Yang Rae Yoo
Semmy Schilt vs. Hesdy Gerges
Jerome LeBanner vs. Ewerton Teixeira
Junichi Sawayashiki vs. Glaube Feitosa
Peter Aerts vs. Errol Zimmerman
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal:
Melvin Manhoef vs. Keijiro Maeda
Tyrone Spong vs. Gokhan Saki
Heavyweight Tournament Final:
Winner of Manhoef vs. Maeda vs. winner of Spong vs. Saki
Remy Bonjasky vs. Alistair Overeem