In case you somehow missed the news, here's a little reminder that the K-1 World MAX 2011 63 kg. Japan Tournament will be streaming live on June 25th.
The event is big for a number of reasons. The foremost? It's the return of K-1. While other promotions and organizations including It's Showtime, Fight Code, Wako-Pro, SuperKombat, and many more have been doing a fine job of things, fans know and love the K-1 brand.
Next Saturday's eight-man tournament will, of course, feature a number of Japan's top 63 kg. fighters. The first round match ups have been set and fans will see newly crowned Krush 63 kg. champion Ryuji Kajiwara take on former K-1 Koshien champion and 60 kg. contender Masaaki Noiri. Kizaemon Saiga and Yuta Kubo will also square off in the first half of the tournament bracket. In the other half of the bracket, Krush poster boy Koya Urabe will meet Yuki, while defending champion Tetsuya Yamato will meet Hiroya.
Add in the super fight between Albert Kraus and Yoshihiro Sato, and some intriguing reserve bouts, and you've got what should be a fine event.