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UFC on VHS 04-27-2009 12:03 AM

K-1 Crash Course
 
Ok I have always been a UFC fan my whole life I have recently got into other orgs like Dream, Affliction, Strikeforce and I started checking out all the Pride FC fights I missed. I have no interest in Boxing in fact I probobly couldn't even list off 5 fighters but I like the idea of K-1.

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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").
That sounds cool to me!:thumb02:

The only problem is I don't know any fighters and don't know where to start. Can someone help me out and list of a few of the greatest fights ever? Maybe some backround info when K-1 started etc the best fighters I should know and all that?

Thanks.

ZeroPRIDE 04-27-2009 12:35 AM

I dont have the time right now as im about to go to sleep but check in tomorrow and ill help you out:thumbsup:

ZeroPRIDE 04-27-2009 09:09 PM

As far as greatest fights ever i cant help you there sadly as i have only started watching a year ago. But i would recommend you go into the K-1 video thread as im sure MLS had added them while he was here. Names to look out for would be Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost and Andy hug while in there as they all have great fights.

For the back ground info its best to read the History of K-1 on wikipedia.

There are 2 types of K-1 GP's. The first and oldest one is the K-1 World Grand Prix which focuses on HW-SHW fighters(past champions). Some notable fighters would be Remy Bonjasky, Peter Aerts, Badr Hari, Gokhan Saki, Melvin Manhoef, and Tyrone Spong.

The second type of K-1 GP's would be K-1 World MAX GP. MAX stands for Middleweight Artistic Xtreme. Notable fighters would be Albert Kraus, Masato, Buakaw Por.Pramuk, Andy Souwer and Artur Kyshenko

All of the fighters metioned are in the Video thread. Hope this helps you out.

UFC on VHS 04-27-2009 10:51 PM

Alright cool thanks.

I anyone else could name off some epic fights that would be great.

Walker 04-27-2009 10:59 PM

I'm definitely not a huge K-1 guy but for a decent UFC-K-1 tie-in with one of my favorite K-1 fighters check out Michael McDonald schooling a very young Mirko:


ZeroPRIDE 04-28-2009 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by UFCFAN18 (Post 875848)
Alright cool thanks.

I anyone else could name off some epic fights that would be great.

Just watched this and it is pretty epic. And they are about to fight again in May so i am really looking forward to this. If i think any more ill post them.:thumbsup:








Shit how could i forget about this fight



cant embed part 2 so watch it here

King JLB 04-30-2009 01:55 PM

Check out:
Andy Hug (rip)
Ernesto Hoost (Mr. Perfect - watch a hl reel of his and you'll see why)
Peter Aerts
Remy Bonjasky
Jerome Le Banner (the uncrowned king)

New blood:
Badr Hari (total prick but such a huge natural talent)


D.P. 04-30-2009 02:02 PM

Thanks guys. I could really benefit from this as well. :thumbsup:

ZeroPRIDE 04-30-2009 05:31 PM

Another great fight to check out is Sefo vs Hunt. awesome fight deff one of the best.

Uchaaa 04-30-2009 08:47 PM

Kimo vs sapp is great.


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