K-1 ReBIRTH On September 10 Will Now Stream on FITE TV for International Viewers, DAZN Just in Selected Countries

Sep 07, 2023
A bloodied up Akihiro Kaneko on the attack. Photo: K-1 Japan Group
Confusion around K-1's streaming situation.

To the delight of many fans, K-1 announced the partnership with popular sport-streaming platform DAZN just one week ago. Not quite enough time to work out the details, as it seems. Many international fans have reported that the event won't show up in their respective country's DAZN schedule. Three days shy of the event, only a few selected countries, such as the UK, Finland, Poland, and Japan appear to have access to the event.

We have no information on whether the promotion wasn't able to close certain deals in time, but the event has now appeared on FITE TV as a PPV. It's entirely possible that DAZN is still in the process of rolling out the event to more countries, and that FITE TV is just an additional option.

K-1 ReBIRTH will feature an 8-men one-night open weight tournament, plus the Super Bantamweight title fight between Akihiro Kaneko and Masashi Kumura. The event will be held at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan.