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Reminder: K-1 2010 World Grand Prix Finals Go Down Tonight While You Sleep

Man, did FEG fire all the guys responsible for their awesome posters of the past?  (PicProps:  K-1′s Official Site)

Heads up for those of you who forget such things: K-1′s World Grand Prix Finals are going down tonight/tomorrow/whatever in Japan, and will air live on HDNet Fights at 2am EST.  Eight heavyweights from six countries (including at least one guy you should damn well be familiar with) will meet to do bodily harm to one another in the name of entertainment, and to determine whom you would least like to meet in a bar while hitting on his girlfriend. 

A rundown of the brackets and the rest of the card are after the jump….

After the qualifying round (K-1 calls it the Final 16, which I guess is catchier in Japanese), eight heavyweights are set for the quarterfinals tonight.

Two K-1 veterans meet in the first match, as 2-time World GP champ Siala-Mou Siliga (better known as Mighty Mo) squares off with the Randy Couture of kickboxing, Peter Aerts.  Aerts has been claiming championships in striking competitions for as long as some of you jerkfaces have been alive, but he failed to qualify for the GP Finals last year.  Does the Dutch Lumberjack have it in him for one more run?

Next up will be K-1′s Super Heavyweight champion Semmy "The Stilt" Schilt versus Heavyweight champ Kyotaro.  Schilt holds the record for consecutive World GP Championships in a row (three, 2005-2007) and shares the record for most career World GP Championships (four).  Kyotaro is the young Heavyweight titleholder who KO’d Aerts in April to defend his title, then won a forfeit victory in October after Jerome LeBanner stormed from the ring when their match was set to go into overtime. 

The third quarterfinal has Turkish-Dutch technician Gokhan Saki versus Romanian leg destroyer Daniel Ghita.  Muay Thai stylist Saki has won all six of his fights in 2010, and hopes to use his superior speed against the larger Ghita. Unfortunately, the winner of this one gets the winner of…

The last quarterfinal will feature the Demolition Man against Tyrone Spong, because you wouldn’t want Alistair Overeem to break a sweat in the first round of the tournament, would you?  Overeem lost to nemesis Badr Hari in the GP Semifinals last year, and is intent on running through the brackets and claiming the title this time.

Also on the card, Sergei Kharitonov will fight Singh Jaideep, and Yusuke Fujimoto signs off with a retirement fight against Hesdy Gerges, all while the tournament participants try to catch their breath.

Tune in and/or set your DVRs for HDNet, and check back with us for a recap and highlight KO videos later, because you know there’s going to be a mauling on the card.  By the way, Michael Schiavello, we totally don’t hate you, mate.  Holler at your boys.


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BuckWild- December 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm
I wish comcast had HDnet
Kid Clam Curtains- December 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm
I just dvr'd the shit out of that bitch right in the dirt pocket.
agentsmith- December 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm
I get HDNet but I have no PVR, and there's no goddamn way I'm staying up till 6 or 7AM to watch this, even if it isn't a school-night.

By the way, it will be replayed on Friday the 17th at 10PM, and apparently condensed down to 3hrs compared to the live 4 or 5hr broadcast.
Chael Sonnens Balls- December 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Even though he is going to have his hands way full with Tyrone Spong.
ReX13- December 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm
rpn452 & logdog52>>  Good catch; fixed.  The K-1 MAX 70kg card was 8 Nov.  Apparently, HDNet Fights isn't doing a great job updating the site.
logdog52- December 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm
so I gues what I'm trying to say is that it airs live tonight at 2:00a.m. ET not 4:30a.m. ET
logdog52- December 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Hey CP,

the K-1 World Max 70kg Final goes down friday Dec. 10th at 4:30a.m. ET

the K-1 World GP goes down saturday Dec. 11th at 2:00a.m. ET
rpn452- December 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm
The HDNet website claims that it starts at 2:00am ET.

Bell Canada canned HDNet about a week ago, so I planned on staying up and watching a stream. I won't be doing that if it starts at 4:30am ET though.
halfbreed23- December 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm
Can't wait. Please let us get the Uber vs Semmy fight!
RustyShackleford- December 10, 2010 at 11:50 am
Go figure my tv listings go from 893 to 898. NO HDNET FUUUUUUUUUUUU
ReX13- December 10, 2010 at 11:43 am
Shifty>>  Quarters, semis, and finals are all tonight.
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 10, 2010 at 11:40 am
So, it's the QUARTERfinals, then. Why does your headline say "Finals"???
Fried Taco- December 10, 2010 at 11:38 am
Semmy is going to crush everyone again this year. And don't count Tyrone out, I heard he absorbs punishment like a sponge... What? You know the voice is going to use that tonight if he gets a chance.
LOKI- December 10, 2010 at 11:37 am
Body by Horse Beef.