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K-1 WGP in Moldova 2013 Results


The K-1 World Grand Prix in Moldova has come and gone, with the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix going down and Constantin Tutu being crowned the victor. The event also saw Sergei Laschenko get back in the win column, albeit against a lesser opponent on late notice. Full results follow after the break.


A Visual Breakdown of This Weekend's K-1 Light Heavyweight GP in Moldova

Part of what always made K-1 special and work was that their regional qualifying tournaments became integral parts of the K-1 experience. The K-1 World Grand Prix did a lot of the times fall into having the same few names involved year-after-year, but new names came up on a regular basis from the regional tournaments that K-1 held. It is also what helped to grow the brand outside of Japan and turn it into a global sports entertainment brand.

This weekend's K-1 Moldova event follows in that traditional by having a few qualifying bouts as well as a Light Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament featuring some of the better names in the division that were available, with Constantin Tutu being an early favorite in the tournament. Here is a visual breakdown on the tournament as well as a few of the qualifying bouts and Superfights on the card.

K-1 Moldova

Superfights and Qualifying bouts after the break.


Badr Hari's Foot is NOT Broken, Scheduled to Fight as Soon as May

BadrThis weekend has been a strange one when it comes to K-1 news. The fallout from the K-1 World Grand Prix has left a lot of people in doubt over some of what went down, especially when it comes to Badr Hari. Where Badr Hari goes, controversy follows, apparently. As we all know by now, Badr Hari fought Zabit Samedov in the Final 8 round of the K-1 World Grand Prix, but claimed to have a broken foot and was unable to compete in the tournament.

This followed some rumors and tips that had received leading up to the event that Badr Hari would only fight once during the event, as well as a report that someone would come down with an injury during the event and not move forward. The photos that emerged of Badr Hari's foot being heavily inflamed seemed to tell the story pretty well, though, and it seemed like an open and shut case; he was injured, he couldn't move on, rumors were rumors.

Not so fast.

Then today Badr Hari makes a statement to Dutch press that his foot is indeed not broken, but he has a sprained ankle. It looks like a case of draining it and wrapping it would have done the trick if he opted to move on with said injury, which is not uncommon in the one-night tournament format at all. In this last event we saw Dzevad Poturak compete on an injury and in the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Gokhan Saki competed with two hefty injuries. There has also been word that Badr Hari is training for a fight with K-1 in May, but nothing official on that yet.


Photo of the Day: Badr Hari's Foot Injury

Badr Hari

The K-1 World Grand Prix has come and gone and Badr Hari, the bad boy, one of the main attractions at the event was forced to pull out of th event due to a foot injury. There was some talk about it possibly being less-than-accurate or truthful, that there was some controversy about him fighting beyond one fight, but this photo was released this morning and tells all of the story that you need to know; that looks really, really painful.

There have been other rumors, like Badr Hari being back in prison already, but we've seen absolutely nothing to substantiate that. We wish the Bad Boy a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in the ring again when he has more time to prepare.


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