Sources have confirmed to MMAWeekly that defending K-1 Hero’s Grand Prix Champion Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti has pulled out of his fight against Andre Dida due to an undisclosed injury.
Undefeated CageForce and Pancrase veteran Artur Oumakhanov is expected to replace “JZ.” The SK Absolute Russia fighter is coming off of a decision victory over Wataru Miki. It is not known at this time if Calvancanti will receive a bye into the next round of the 155-pound tournament.
07/16 K-1 Hero’s 9 Card So Far:
Caol Uno vs Katsuhiko Nagata
Kazuyuki Miyata vs Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
Hideo Tokoro vs Kultar Gill
Artur Oumakhanov vs Andre Dida
Alexandre Franca “Pequeno” Nogueira vs Shuichiro Katsumura
Katsuyori Shibata vs Ralek Gracie
Dong Sik Yoon vs Bernard Ackah
Kiyoshi Tamura vs Taiei Kin
Melvin Manhoef vs TBA