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Alistair Overeem’s Next K-1 Opponent: Ewerton Teixeira


(Teixeira vs. Fujimoto, 4/13/08)

Though Alistair Overeem would have us believe that he’d much rather be doing MMA than all this K-1 stuff, he goes at it with the big gloves again this weekend in the quarterfinals of the K-1 World Grand Prix.  His opponent this time is Brazilian Kyokushin karate badass Ewerton Teixeira.  The scouting report on Teixeira is that he’s technically sound, doesn’t make many mistakes, but also doesn’t blow anyone away with his aggressive assaults.  If you wanted to be the kind of jerk who stereotypes these karate dudes, you might even call him ‘elusive,’ though ‘plodding’ might be more accurate.  He’s only finished two of his ten K-1 bouts, but he’s also only lost one. 

At 6’2" and 240 pounds, he’s going to be giving up a little bit of size to the 6’5", 250+ pound mountain of muscle that Overeem has become.  Is it possible that he might be patient enough to weather Overeem’s storm and send him back home to MMA without a K-1 World GP crown?  Maybe, but Overeem is a considerable favorite at the moment.  Chances are he’ll cruise through this one and into the semis.

See more of Teixeira, including a strangely entertaining karate highlight, after the jump.
 

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Videos: Hari, Schilt Defend Titles at K-1 World GP

The K-1 World GP 2008 went down last night in Fukuoka, Japan, with Brazil’s Ewerton Teixeira winning the eight-man tournament, knocking off Tsutomu Takahagi, Tsuyoshi Nakasako, and Keijiro Maeda along the way. In the night’s featured bouts, Morocco’s Badr Hari defended his heavyweight title with a first-round TKO victory over Glaube Feitosa, Semmy Schilt defended his super-heavyweight title by getting the better of Jerome Le Banner in a decision, and Peter Aerts waited until the third round to put down Jan Nortje via TKO. The Hari/Feitosa fight is above, and the Schilt/Le Banner match is below, courtesy of MMA Scraps. Teixeira/Takahagi and Aerts/Nortje are after the jump.

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