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Heavyweight (Per 4/15)
1. Rico Verhoeven
2. Daniel Ghita
3. Gokhan Saki
4. Tyrone Spong
5. Peter Aerts
6. Errol Zimmerman up
7. Benjamin Adegbuyiup
8. Ismael Londt up
9. Hesdy Gerges up
10. Ben Edwards up

Light HW (per 4/15)
1. Gokhan Saki up
2. Tyrone Spong down
3. Danyo Ilunga
4. Nathan Corbett down
5. Saulo Cavalari

Middleweight (per 4/15)
1. Wayne Barrett
2. Joe Schilling
3. Artem Levin
4. Steven Wakeling
5. Franci Grajs

Welterweight (per 4/15)
1. Nieky Holzken 
2. Joseph Valtellini 
3. Simon Marcus
4. Marc de Bonte
5. Aussie Ouzgni


70kg (Per 4/15)
1. Davit Kiriaup
2. Andy Ristiedown
3. Robin van Roosmalendown
4. Giorgio Petrosyandown
5. Murthel Groenhart
6. Buakaw Banchamek
7. Dzhabar Askerov
8. Ky Hollenbeckup
9. Aikprachaup
10. Enriko Kehlup

65kg (per 1/20)
1. Masaaki Noiri
2. Mosab Amraniup
3. Yuta Kubo down
4. Sagetdao
5. Liam Harrison

K-1 Event Producer Sadaharu Tanikawa held a live U-Stream press conference today regarding the 2011 World Grand Prix FINAL 16 in Nanjing, China on October 29th.

Regarding China and the venue, Tanikawa announced that K-1 has plans to return for the WGP Finals later this year in China or another area in Asia. FEG has a joint deal with regional broadcasting company Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation. From what I've gathered, this station only broadcasts in the Jiangsu province, so I'm not sure if there will be any way for the rest of the country to watch it. The venue for the event is the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium which holds 13,000.

Tanikawa also announced that It's Showtime's Simon Rutz is going to cooperate with K-1, and has made Badr Hari, Tyrone Spong, Daniel Ghita, Hesdy Gerges, Ruslan Karaev, Melvin Manhoef, Ben Edwards, Sergeii Lascenko, Rico Verhoeven, Anderson "Braddock" Silva, Paul Slowinski, Dzevad Poturak, Mourad Bouzidi and Rustemi Kreshnik available to K-1 for the Final 16. K-1 also mentioned they have been in talks with Jerome LeBanner, Peter Aerts and Bas Boon. Unfortunately, defending champion Alistar Overeem will be unable to compete due to his UFC contract.

The competitors that K-1 has announced for the event so far are Badr Hari, Hesdy Gerges, Tyrone Spong, Ruslan Karaev, Daniel Ghita, Ben Edwards, Melvin Manhoef, Dzevad Poturak, Sergii Lashchenko, Rico Verhoeven, and Anderson “Braddock” Silva. There's video of the press conference, with English subtitles, after the break.


UPDATE: Hesdy Gerges said on Twitter that he's set to face Errol Zimmerman.

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Posted on: 2011-09-15 15:24 Posted by:Relax. 0
Aaaaaaaawessuuu uuuuuuuuumm!
Posted on: 2011-09-15 15:27 Posted by:Relax. +1
Spong vs. Karaev, could you imagine?! Or a Karaev/Manhoef rematch... ooh I love it.
Posted on: 2011-09-15 23:51 Posted by:Kickboxing Fan 0
kARAQuoting Relax.:
Spong vs. Karaev, could you imagine?! Or a Karaev/Manhoef rematch... ooh I love it.[/qu[quote name="Relax."]Spong vs. Karaev, could you imagine?! Or a Karaev/Manhoef rematch... ooh I love it.

Ruslan "Russian Machine Gun" Karaev Vs anyone

is great ;)
Posted on: 2011-09-15 19:34 Posted by: 0
Karaev, most talent, worst chin. I'm pumped about this news, THIS IS HUGE!
Posted on: 2011-09-15 23:50 Posted by:Kickboxing Fan 0
Hey Sam Sattler listen to me
i just want to say I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH and THANK YOU !!
after 2 years the best news i've ever heard ... Ruslan is back
Thanks god
Posted on: 2011-09-17 11:57 Posted by: 0
whats up with Semmy Schilt he is retired ? or they dont invite him cuz he will win again
Posted on: 2011-09-17 12:05 Posted by: 0
Maybe we will one of the Stoica brothers or Catinas Local Kombat had a good colaboration with K1.
Posted on: 2011-09-17 12:06 Posted by: 0