The eight participants of the K-1 World Openweight Grand Prix, co-main eventers Akihiro Kaneko and Masashi Kumura, as well as the remaining twelve kickboxers all managed to make weight on their first attempts, setting the stage for K-1's first event since their re-branding.
The most noticeable differences in weight were between several open-weight tournament contenders: one of the tournament favorites, Mahmoud Sattari, weighed in at just 84.7 KG, which is 10.4 KG (22.3 lbs) behind the next lightest fighter, fellow Iranian Sina Karimian. Sattari, Karimian, and Liu Ce all came in under the 100 KG mark, while Michał Turyński weighed in the heaviest at 115.35 KG.
The event was supposed to be broadcast by either DAZN or FITE TV, but was pulled from both platforms today. There's no information yet on what the broadcast situation will be for international viewers, but we'll keep you updated.
K-1 REBOOT WEIGH-IN RESULTS
(C) Akihiro Kaneko (54.95 KG) vs. Masashi Kumura (54.95 KG) – K-1 Super Bantamweight Championship
K-Jee (92.05 KG) vs. Mikio Ueda (111.15 KG) – K-1 World Openweight Grand Prix Reserve
(C) Taito Gunji (57.45 KG) vs. Angelos Martinos (57.15 KG) – Featherweight Non-Title
Yuki Egawa (60.0 KG) vs. Tomoya Yokoyama (59.95 KG) – Super Featherweight
Valentin Bordianu (112.65 KG) vs. Liu Ce (99.25 KG) - K-1 World Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Michał Turyński (115.35 KG) vs. Ariel Machado (104.5 KG) - K-1 World Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Sina Karimian (95.1 KG) vs. Kerim Jemai (106.35 KG) - K-1 World Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Mahmoud Sattari (84.7 KG) vs. Claudiu Istrate (108.6 KG) - K-1 World Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
(C) Miyuu Sugawara (44.85 KG) vs. Maria Nella (44.95 KG) – Women's Atomweight Non-Title
Yuzuki Satomi (62.45 KG) vs. Kento Ito (62.5 KG) – Lightweight
Koji Ikeda (53.0 KG) vs. Shinta (52.9 KG) – Bantamweight
Hayato Suzuki (64.95 KG) vs. Mohamed Islam (64.75 KG) – Super Lightweight