KANAGAWA, JAPAN – MMAWeekly was on location at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan for the K-1 HERO’s Middleweight Tournament.
Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti dominated his way through the brackets; Sergei Kharitonov finished Alistair Overeem; and Kazushi Sakuraba and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto each won their respective fights.
-Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti def. Andre Dida by Submission (Armbar) at 4:48, R1
-Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto def. Bibiano Fernandes by Unanimous Decision
-Kazushi Sakuraba def. Katsuyori Shibata by Submission (Armbar) at 6:20, R1
-Sergei Kharitonov def. Alistair Overeem by TKO (Strikes) at 4:21, R1
-Melvin Manhoef def. Fabio Silva by TKO (Strikes) at 1:00, R1
-Dong Sik Yoon def. Zelg Galesic by Submission (Armbar) at 1:29, R1
-Ikuhisa Minowa def. Kevin Casey by TKO (Strikes) at 0:42, R2
-Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti def. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro by TKO (Strikes) at 0:35, R1
-Andre Dida def. Caol Uno by Unanimous Decision
-Kazuyuki Miyata def. Harvey Harra by Submission (Armbar at 1:13, R1
-Takenori Sato def. Kenji Nagai by Submission (Armbar) at 2:40, R1