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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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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 09:42 AM
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Interview Kraus,Lima, Stringer....

Kraus, Lima & Stringer ready for Beast of The East
Sunday, 18 January 2009
We visited Superpro Gym in Holland to see some of the Beast of The East Stars getting ready for the big show 24 January in Zuthpen.

We saw a very hard working team in there that gave their best in the ring sparring with future prospects. It’s clear that both Kraus and Lima are almost ready to go as we see them using very sharp hands. Kraus is torturing he’s sparring partners but every round a big smile pop’s up and coach Krauweel sends in fresh meet. Lima ‘s punch /knee combinations are also pushing the best out of he’s sparring partners and every round Lima seems to go harder. When asked how he feels he’s answer is that he feels a bit tired after the running, cycling and 2 sessions in the gym, lol. Kraus on the other hand is very concentrated and wants some more work on the heavy bag, so of they go for another 15 minutes of heavy hits and kicks on the bag. It’s 22:00 and the day is over!!

We asked Kraus about the fight against Stevelmans and this is what he had to say.

Albert Kraus: I feel very good and want to give my very best next week so we worked very hard to reach that goal. I will be very happy to fight next week against Stevelmans as he is the guy that created an upset by winning the K1 Max Holland, beating as you know my co-teammate Lima. So, i have something to work for. I expect Stevelmans to go forward and go to war so i think it will be a great fight to watch as i will do the same.

The 8 man KlasH Champions Battlefield Tournemant has one favourite on the polls, Alviar Lima ahead on every poll out there. Do you feel the pressure was the question and this is the clear statement of the “Machine”.

Alviar Lima: Pressure? NO way, as you know it’s more like my speciality to pressure my opponents,lol. So , no pressure for me. Also, to be honest, after all those years in the ring not much will get in my head, i feel strong and ready so Beast of The East here i come.
KlasH: What do you think of your opponents i the tourney.?

Alviar Lima: I heard Bourdiff is strong and has a very good stamina, so let’s see what happens. Florin Vintila has the experience and is a hard guy, warrior type of fighter. Reis is difficult, flashy style. Diender, hmm, dangerous guy that can create an upset, Barnabas, thai style, is getting better very fast. Vatniqai, winner of the European Elimination beating Reis and Elias Daniel so i have to watch out not to underestimate him, but i never do,lol. Dave Van De Ploeg is a warrior, so could be a good one to.

KlasH: And what about Alviar Lima?
Alviar Lima: Ah, a man with a mission next week, winning the tournemant!!lol

KlasH: What about a new hairstyle??
Alvair Lima: Hey, that will be the surprise, you will see 24 january in Zuthpen,lol

Looking around in the gym Hans Stringer is also handling the heavy bag and is thinking about the fight with Fatih “Turkish Terror” Kocamis.

Hans Stringer: (Joking)Look around, pointing out Rico Verhoeven (110kg K1 prospect) and some other few heavy hitters in the gym, next week i am ready, i feel small next to Rico Verhoeven with he’s huge legs but i survived the hard preparation with those guys so i am ready to face Kocamis.

Coach Krauweel adds to the comment: It’s clear, Hans is one of the better guys out there on the ground, but he’s stand up is getting there and we will be ready to trade stand up with Kocamis if needed. It will be a great test for Hans and one step up to prove he is one of the future big names in MMA.

KlasH: Well, just another few days to go and we will be there in Zutphen to witness a great event yet again.

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I'm excited for this card. Just because Stevelsman vs Kraus should be fun from what I've seen of those two.
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Get to see Spong wreck Benazzouz before his fight in K-1, I'm good with that.
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Found a stream, not sure how far into it they are but if you want to watch pm me.

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Here are the results, good to see Spong did win and hopefully Tarik heals up as quick as he can because this is the second time he has broken a leg. Never like to see a fighter get injured. I will post the fights when I find them but if you want to watch some of them on a pretty clear stream here ya go.

Ok found Spong's fight, he looked ok not great bu it looks like is still getting used to the extra weight. Now I hope he gets Karaev for his K-1 fight and as I find them I will post the fights in the video thread but update this thread as well.

Tournament Quarter Final
Arjan Vatnikai vs Dave v/d Ploeg
winner: Ploeg by decision

Alviar Lima vs Barnabas
winner: Lima by decision

Florin Vintilla vs William Diender
winner: Diender by dicision

Jose Reis vs Khalid Bourdif
Bourdif by decision

Tournament Semi Final
Dave v/d Ploeg vs Khalid Bourdif
winner: Bourdiff by decision

Alviar Lima vs William Diender
winner: Lima by decision

Tournament Final
Khalid Bourdif vs Alviar Lima
winner: Lima by decision

MMA Rules
Robert Jocz vs Dion Staring
winner: Jocz by TKO

Marloes Coenen vs Cindy Dandois
winner: Dandois by decision

Martin Zawada vs Dave Dalgliesh
winner: Dalgliesh by decision

Trewdoski vs Vincent Latoel
winner: Latoel by KO

Hans Stringer vs Khristoff Kulak
winner: Stringer by decision

K-1 Rules
Albert Kraus vs Warren Stevelmans
winner: Kraus by decision

Backarat vs Tarik El Idrissi - No Contest
Tarik El Idrissi broke his shinbone after 45 seconds in the 1st round

Faldir Chahbari vs Muhammed Gur
winner: Chahbari by decision

Tyrone Spong vs Samir Bennazouz
winner: Spong by TKO

Soumia vs Linda Ooms
winner: Ooms by TKO

Aziz Jahjah vs Gouran Radonic
winner: Jahjah by decision

Atty Gol vs Robert van Nimwegen
winner: Gol by decision
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Kraus vs. Stevelmans

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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Alright. I got all the fights except 2 superfights and the tourny final and one of the semi finals posted but everything else is in the video thread and I'll make sure to post the missing fights when I come across them.
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Got the rest of the fights up.
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