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    International Picks for K-1 World GP 07

    Tue, 2007-12-04 08:15 — Monty DiPietro

    TOKYO, December 3, 2007 -- The worldwide preliminary, regional and elimination tournaments are all done -- and now the world's eight best remain, poised on the threshold of greatness.

    Akiyama Beats Kang at HERO'S Korea 2007

    Sun, 2007-10-28 11:40 — Monty DiPietro

    SEOUL, October 28, 2007

    Held before a boisterous sellout crowd at the Jang Chung Gymnasium, the HERO'S Korea 2007 was a staggeringly ambitious production

    Pictures courtesy of FEG

    HERO'S Korea 2007 Press Conference

    Sat, 2007-10-27 09:50 — Monty DiPietro

    SEOUL, October 26, 2007 -- The Main Event in this weekend's HERO's Korea 2007 has captured the attention of fightsport fans in Korea and Japan. Sports media in both countries have undertaken exhaustive analysis of the matchup, even as larger-than-life images of fighters Dennis Kang and Yoshihiro Akiyama assault Seoul motorists from countless billboards erected over the city's expressways.

    Badr Hari Interview

    Thu, 2007-10-25 11:08 — Monty DiPietro

    Badr Hari: Young and Hungry

    Interview and photos courtesy International Fight Agency

    Sweet 'n Souwer K-1 World Max Final

    Wed, 2007-10-03 11:58 — Monty DiPietro

    TOKYO, October 3, 2007

    World Max Final Press Conference

    Tue, 2007-10-02 10:12 — Monty DiPietro

    TOKYO, October 2, 2007 -- The popularity of the K-1 World Max 70kg/154lbs weight class now rivals that of the World GP. Where the heavyweights have the power, the lighter fighters appeal with speed and stamina, consistently producing thrilling contests.

    This year's World Max top eight hail from six different countries, each with his own special set of highly-refined skills. One will be crowned Champion tomorrow in the historic Nippon Budokan. Today, the hopefuls shared their pre-tournament thoughts in a standing-room-only press conference at the Hotel Laforet.

    Matchups Set for K-1 World GP Final

    Mon, 2007-10-01 00:10 — Monty DiPietro

    SEOUL, September 30, 2007 -- The K-1 World Grand Prix '07 Final Eight were determined at the Seoul Olympic Complex last night. Today, in the Grand Ballroom of the COEX Intercontinental hotel, the first-tier matchups were set for the December 8 Yokohama Arena GP Final.

    The pairings were decided with a system that combines choice and chance. One after the other, in an order decided by lot, the fighters were free to select any available position on the tournament tree.

    In with the Old and the New at the K-1 Final Elimination

    Sat, 2007-09-29 10:18 — Monty DiPietro

    SEOUL, September 29, 2007 -- The Europeans fared well as always, big Hong-Man Choi squeaked out a controversial win, and Japan's new wunderkind scored an upset tonight at the K-1 World Grand Prix Final Elimination in Seoul.

    K-1 Final Elimination in Seoul

    Fri, 2007-09-28 08:27 — Monty DiPietro

    SEOUL, September 29, 2007 -- Fightsport's most coveted crown, the K-1 World Grand Prix Championship, is bestowed on a single warrior at the conclusion of a year of regional qualifying tournaments. From Honolulu to Amsterdam to Hong Kong to Las Vegas and beyond -- the battles have been waged. And now, from the hundreds of hopefuls have emerged 16 men who stand on the verge of greatness.

    Calvan Repeats as Hero's Middleweight Champ

    Mon, 2007-09-17 17:23 — Monty DiPietro

    Special to: K-1
    Hero's Middleweight Final Story
    By Monty DiPietro

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