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12-21-2007, 01:01 PM
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| | JZ vs Aoki Postponed
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| Sad News! Aoki Vs. Calvan Is Off |
December 23, 2007 at 9:05 am (Uncategorized)
There was a press conference held today to officially announce that J.Z. Calvan vs. Shinya Aoki will not take place on NYE due to an injury that Calvan has sustained. Read more about it here. The good news is that Aoki will still be fighting on the card.
In other news, two K-1 rules fights have been added to K-1 Dynamite!! 2007. 15 year old Ryo Murakoshi (his 15th birthday is today, so congratulations) will face 17 year old Arata Fujimoto in the reserve fight of the U-18 tournament. The other fight is an opening fight between former Baseball player Takashi Tachikawa and Yoshihisa Inoue.
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Choi Hong Man
Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Shinya Aoki vs. TBA
Hayato Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa
Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo
Murilo Bustamante vs. Makoto Takimoto
Roman Zentsov vs. Michael Russow
| Update: Calvancante-Aoki to be Postponed |
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Update: Calvancante-Aoki to be Postponed
Saturday, December 22, 2007
by Greg Savage (email@example.com)
Hyped as one of the better fights scheduled for a busy New Year's Eve weekend, Shinya Aoki (Pictures) versus Gesias Calvancante (Pictures) will not come to fruition.
Calvancante's father confirmed the news to Sherdog.com's Denis Martins on Saturday that his son's fight with Aoki will be postponed to March.
Fight Entertainment Group, which holds Calvancante under contract and apparently made the lightweight available for the Yarennoka! card, is expected to announce the make-up date at a press conference on Dec. 30.
Why Yarennoka! -- a co-promotion on Dec. 31 between former PRIDE FC employees and upstart M-1 Global airing live in the U.S. on HDNet starting at 6 a.m. EST -- lost its most interesting match is still in question.
Rumored to be coming off knee and nose surgeries in Brazil, the 23-year-old Calvancante, ranked third at 155 pounds by Sherdog.com, had not trained at all for this fight with his American Top Team camp in Florida, a source said.
On Dec. 5 "JZ" discussed the pending fight with Sherdog.com, and just three days ago Aoki held an open workout for media in Tokyo, where he spoke about the anticipated fight.
Questioned Friday about the status of the bout, which was officially announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Nov. 28, M-1 Global CEO Monte Cox stated that if the fight is off, no one had informed him.
"As far as I know the fight is still happening, and it is one I am really looking forward to seeing," Cox told Sherdog.com.
In mid-September Calvancante (14-1-1), considered among the fastest ascending stars in the division, won his second consecutive K-1 HERO'S lightweight tournament crown.
Meanwhile Aoki, 11-2-0, is a slick 24-year-old grappler who has run off eight consecutive victories, including an impressive gogoplata submission over former Shooto champion Joachim Hansen (Pictures) last New Year's Eve.
Last edited by Bullock; 12-23-2007 at 12:57 PM.
12-21-2007, 01:16 PM
Status: Garthak Narfler
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
that sucks pretty bad if JZ is actually injured, being the co-main event, and all... but the card is definitely stacked enough to still make this a great event... also, as much as I hate to cite sherdog as a source, one of the top stories on their front page has a seven minute interview with JZ, talking about how he's getting ready for the fight... :headscratch: leave it to sherdog...
12-21-2007, 02:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Originally Posted by smoogy
I'll take JZ's word himself over this Savage guy for the moment...
Yeah, whoever Greg Savage of Sherdog.com is. Who the hell is that, he has no credibility.
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