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K-1 Grand Prix K-1 is a combat sport that combines stand up techniques from Muay Thai, Karate, Savate, San shou, Kickboxing and traditional Boxing to determine the single best stand-up fighter in the world (the "1").

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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K-1 World GP 2008 fighter spotlight




This is something new I am going to start. There are twelve fighters in this event and I will spotlight two fighters each week and give you a little background information and some links to there fights. So the first two fighters will be:


Peter Aerts




Nickname: The Dutch Lumberjack
Nationality: Dutch
Fighting out of: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 6 ft 3 in.
Weight: 242.5 lb (110 KG)
Style: Muay Thai
Team: Team Aerts



A K-1 legend, holding a profesional kickboxing record of 91-26-1 with 63 of his wins by KO. Aerts has held these titles in his career:

2007 K-1 World GP Runner Up
2006 K-1 World GP Runner Up
1998 K-1 World GP Champion
1995 K-1 World GP Champion
1995 WMTA World Muay Thai Super Heavyweight Champion
1994 K-1 World GP Champion
1991 WMTA World Muay Thai Heavyweight Champion
1990 IKBF World Heavyweight Champion

Here are some highlight videos of Aerts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB_eGCLsO-E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7TIx65CnZ8



The second fighter featured will be:


Glaube Feitosa



Height: 6 ft 4 in
Weight: 103 kg (230 lb)
Nationality: Brazilian
Style: Kyokushin
Team: Ichigeki Plaza Team

Glaube Feitosa is a Brazilian kickboxer and kyokushin karate practitioner and K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas Champion. Feitosa has a professional kickboxing record of 16-14-1 with 10 wins coming by KO. Titles that Feitosa has held are:

2005 K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 Finalist
2005 K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas Champion
2005 MVP in Kyokushin Karate World Cup in Paris
2003 No.4 in 8th Kyokushin World Open Tournament Championship
1999 No.4 in 7th Kyokushin World Open Tournament Championship
1997 2nd Place in All World Karate-do Championship-Heavyweight
1997 America's Cup Karate-do Champion
1997 All South American Karate-do Champion
1997 All Brazil Karate-do Champion
1996 All Brazil Karate-do Champion
1995 No.8 in 6th Kyokushin World Open Tournament Championship

Some highlights of Feitosa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQylRNuMXFI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvLE3RLfk5k


Leave your thoughts on the fighters, what you like, what you don't, that kind of stuff.

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great idea mlsman!

I gotta go with my man Aerts, he's just so damn good, especially for his age. I think he's actually the closest to topple Schilt this year. He must have the best kicks in K-1 and has been fighting longer than anyone.

Feitosa's no joke though, the dude has some serious skills. He's got a very sneaky snap kick that's hurt a lot of people, so you gotta watch out for him.
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Not much love for this thread....great idea though. Would rep but need to spread first.

Aerts here.
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Very cool mlsman. I love all of the venues. K-1 has some sick fighters. Thanks mls.
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I'm glad your doing this mls. I love K1 and it'll be good to actually get something going in here. Its always so dead in the K1 room.

I think that so many MMA fans are just not even aware that K1 exists and if they actually see it they will get hooked. There are lots of fans that enjoy the striking in MMA more than the ground game and theres no better place to see the best strikers in the world than in the good ol World GP.

Aerts all the way!!!

For those that are just getting into K1 and want to see some sick striking and KO's, I suggest going to a video site and looking up some of these fighters.

Peter Aerts
Andy Hug
Jerome LeBanner
Ernesto Hoost
Remy Bonjasky
Ray Sefo
Sam Greco
Masaaki Satake

well, thats a good start
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Hopefully Aerts can keep it all together for the WGP this year. The talent pool isn't too deep, his biggest test is Schilt, mmayyybbe Hari.
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Great idea!
I'm starting to really get into K-1 and this helps
I've seen some HL reels of Aerts, that dude has some sick Ko's
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Im lovin the love for K-1.

I hope Aerts takes the whole thing because he is near the end of his career and this would be a great way to go out. Like Plazz said, Semmy will probably be his toughest test and I know after their last fight when Aerts got hurt, Aerts has been wanting to fight Semmy again.
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Hopefully Aerts can keep it all together for the WGP this year. The talent pool isn't too deep, his biggest test is Schilt, mmayyybbe Hari.
He would have won the whole thing twice if not for Schilt. Aerts did beat him once I'm pretty sure, but not in tournament format.

"The Dutch Lumberjack" is the best moniker going right now.
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great thread, this area is serverly underpopulated, gta go with Aerts
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