Posted by DCRage
It's big for K-1 though, let's not forget that Kawajiri delivered a big blow pride-wise to them at Dynamite!! last year when he beat one of their better Japanese fighters (I forgot who, either Kozo Takeda or Musashi). So this has to be sweet revenge for the kickboxers to not only beat the MMA guys, but probably humiliate them.
It was Takeda (Musashi is an aged heavyweight and got beat up by Mousasi), and Takeda isn't one of their better Japanese fighters. He has one win in five years in MAX competition . Masato, on the other hand, is in the elite class of kickboxers (two-time GP winner), and FEG threw this fight together knowing full well Kawajiri had no chance. It was totally about ticket sales.
Only result from the tournament that surprised me was Yamamoto defeating Drago. Drago wasn't going to win the tournament, but it always surprises me to see first-timers get to the semifinals. I picked Kyshenko to beat Souwer, but not with any certainty. That's the fight I need to see the most.