Fighting and Entertainment Group's (FEG) K-1 promotion blew up Ariake Coliseum earlier this morning (Dec. 11) featuring its "World Grand Prix Finals" in Tokyo, Japan.
Mixed Martial Arts fans had one horse-sized reason to be interested in this one -- the participation of world renowned kickboxer and current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem. And "The Reem" did not disappoint.
Although a potential dream match-up pitting "The Demolition Man" against five-time World Grand Prix Champion Semmy Schilt in the finals never materialized, it was an exciting night of fights nonetheless and "Ubereem" was nothing less than dominant, as our friends at Head Kick Legend illustrate:
Aerts was reeling on the ropes when the ref peeled the Demolition Man off of him when he collapsed, causing the referee to call the bout and award Alistair Overeem his first K-1 World Grand Prix Championship, making him a two-sport combat sports champion. The only of his kind.
K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final results (via MMA Fighting) after the jump.Quarterfinals
Peter Aerts defeated Mighty Mo via first-round KO
Semmy Schilt def. Kyotaro via unanimous decision
Gokhan Saki def. Daniel Ghita via split decision (extension round)
Alistair Overeem def. Tyrone Sprong via unanimous decision
Peter Aerts def. Semmy Schilt via majority decision
Alistair Overeem def. Gokhan Saki via first-round TKO
Alistair Overeem def. Peter Aerts via first-round TKO
Ewerton Teixeira def. Errol Zimmerman via unanimous decision
Singh "Heart" Jaideep def. Sergey Kharitonov via first-round TKO
Hesdy Gerges def. Yusuke Fujimoto via first-round TKO