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Old 30th January 2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default K-1 World GP FINAL in Zagreb [March 15th, 2013]





Reserve & Super Fights TBA

*Pavel Zhuravlev replaces Makoto Uehara who is scheduled to fight in Rise around the same date as the WGP.
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Old 30th January 2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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but its too cold in Zagreb!!
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Old 30th January 2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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Not as cold as New York in December!
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Old 30th January 2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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Onto the matchups; I like that CroCop doesn't get an easy pass and that the tournament is rather unpredictable.
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Old 30th January 2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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oh snap there are matchups. lol. images are turned off.
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Old 30th January 2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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oh snap there are matchups. lol. images are turned off.
Morosanu/Zhuralev, Cro Cop/Miller, Samedov/Edwards, Londt/Gerges
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Old 30th January 2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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thanks. i had to turn images off because one day i opened the bored thread from work and there was some african with his balls hanging out. that wasnt a good thing ^_^
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thanks. i had to turn images off because one day i opened the bored thread from work and there was some african with his balls hanging out. that wasnt a good thing ^_^
LMAO I believe that was the 'meanwhile in Africa' picture!
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Old 30th January 2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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Props to Wheelie from MixFight for this!

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During a media conference at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Zagreb, the fighting spectacle "Fight Channel presents: K-1 WGP Finals" was presented, set to take place on March 15 in Arena Zagreb. On the same occasion, the fight card for Croatia's sporting spectacle of the decade was revealed as well.
Mirko Filipović, Hesdy Gerges, Zabit Samedov and main producer Orsat Zovko presented the K-1 WGP Final to the Croatian public. It is planned for the event to feature a total of 12 fights, including one reserve fight plus super fights.
"It won't be an easy job for sure, but I have no doubt we'll create an event that will make both us and K-1 proud. At this point, it is certain that the event will be broadcast live in 120-130 countries across the world, and we believe that Arena Zagreb will be sold out even long before the event itself," Orsat Zovko said, introducing the event to the public.
"Fighting in front of the home crowd is an extra pressure, but an incentive as well. I'm flattered to be seen as a favorite, although I must point out that the tournament features the very best of fighters. All of them are hungry for the glory and the prize, and there's no doubt that March 15 will be a night to remember. I'm ready to give my all," Cro Cop said.
Fighters Zabit Samedov and Hesdy Gerges stated they were happy to come to Croatia and showed optimism before the K-1 WGP Final. "I'll be ready for any opponent, it doesn't matter who I fight. I'll beat everyone!" Gerges was confident.
With all the participants evenly matched, none of the present fighters was willing to state their favorites. Naturally, each of them sees himself as the winner of the final fight and of the K-1 champion's belt, not to forget the main prize of one million USD.
"This is definitely the biggest kickboxing tournament in the world, it's happening in my town and this is something unique. The preparations have been going on for a long time, Stipe Drviš will help me with the boxing part, holding the focus mitts, and his counters to my strike combinations are valuable beyond measure to me."


" No one is a clear favorite here, including me. The winner will be the luckiest one, since the condition of fighters after each match will play a major role. It could easily happen that someone is banned from further fighting by doctors, it wouldn't happen for the first time at tournaments. I'll give it my best shot in any case," Cro Cop said.

“I am satisfied with the draw. Ben is much bigger than me, but I am faster and I am going to exploit that. It’s an honor to be a part of tournament with Cro Cop”, Samedov said.
At the end of the conference, Orsat Zovko announced that Michael Buffer, the world's most famous ring announcer, will participate in the event this year as well.

K-1 World Grand Prix, Quarter Finals:
1. Catalin Morosanu vs. Pavel Zhuravlev
2. Mirko CroCop vs. Jarrell Miller
3. Ben Edwards vs. Zabit Samedov
4. Ismael Londt vs. Hesdy Gerges

Semi Finals:
1. Morosanu/Zhuravlev vs. CroCop/Miller
2. Edwards/Samedov vs. Londt/Gerges

Tickets will be available for purchase from February 1, and the lowest price is set at 100 HRK (about 18 USD or 13 EUR).
All additional information related to the K-1 WGP Final is available on the official website of the K-1 WGP Final – Fight Site -
www.fightsite.hr
Thank you for participating in the media conference. We are at your disposal for any further information.
Marko Petrak Fight Channel, Editor in chief















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LMAO I believe that was the 'meanwhile in Africa' picture!
thats right! hahaha. about the matchups though they look nice. i really wanted Edwards vs Miller though... maybe they'll both get the final lol.
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where is everybody else that is fighting? lol.
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Old 30th January 2013, 08:52 PM   #13
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They were just TOO COLD!
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i hope everybody fights in parkas then.
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Old 31st January 2013, 09:17 AM   #15
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LMAO I believe that was the 'meanwhile in Africa' picture!
You can draw a lot of conclusions about him from the fact that he went 100 pages back on "bored thread" just to find that picture. He'll probably tell you he was looking for pictures of Kalashnikov, but don't believe him...
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Anyway, this is going to be a great tournament. Can't wait to go there to witness it live. I predict Hesdy Gerges to take it.
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I gotta say that this was a wise move to hold off and have the event in Croatia rather than America.
Its gonna be to close to call but i like Zhuravlevs chances.
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Old 31st January 2013, 05:09 PM   #18
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@loreia&bero: I'm considering attending this.

Where can I buy tickets/how much for decent ones & how much time do you guys estimate that I have to buy tickets considering how quick last year's event sold out?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 31st January 2013, 06:14 PM   #19
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You can draw a lot of conclusions about him from the fact that he went 100 pages back on "bored thread" just to find that picture. He'll probably tell you he was looking for pictures of Kalashnikov, but don't believe him...
why would i waste my time doing that when there is images.google.com? duh.
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@loreia&bero: I'm considering attending this.

Where can I buy tickets/how much for decent ones & how much time do you guys estimate that I have to buy tickets considering how quick last year's event sold out?

Thanks in advance!
You will be too late. It will be sold out quickly.
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