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Los Angeles, CA - K-1 today confirmed the entire line up of fights next week Saturday, September 8 in Los Angeles, revealing that K-1 superstar and K-1 World Grand Prix finalist Dewey Cooper vs. the undefeated Randy Blake will be the headlining main event. The Californian Jarrell Miller vs. the six foot eight Jack May is locked in as the evening's co-main event.
In all, K-1 will present a total of 15 Heavyweight, MAX, Superfight and undercard fights as part of the U.S. Grand Prix Championships taking place live inside the LA Sports Arena next Saturday night.
Tickets are available for purchase through www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-448-7849. Tickets are also available at the LA Sports Arena Box Office located at 3939 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles or by calling (213) 748-6131. Doors for the K-1 Rising U.S. Grand Prix Championships on Saturday, Sept. 8 will open at 4:00 p.m. PT; first bout starts at 5:00 p.m. PT. The Opening Ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. PT.
Following is the full card listed in the order of first fight to the main event; all fights live and subject to change:
Red Corner (Walks First) Blue Corner
UNDERCARD - FIRST BOUT STARTS AT 5:00 PM PT
Glen Spencer (18-6, 12 KOS) vs. Mike Lemaire (8-0)
6'2"/ 183 lbs. 6'1" / 185 lbs.
Hometown: Raleigh, NC Hometown: San Diego, CA
Fighting Out of: Boston, MA Fighting out of: San Diego, CA
Damien Earley (15-2) vs. Jermaine Soto (16-1)
6'1" / 154 lbs. 5'11" / 154 lbs.
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ Hometown: Encino, CA
Fighting out of: Tempe, AZ Fighting out of: Hollywood, CA
James Wilson (3-1) vs. Doug Sauer (10-3)
6'1" / 245 lbs. 6'0"/ 235 lbs.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Hometown: Troy, MO
Fighting out of: Los Angeles, CA Fighting out of: Troy, MO
Bryce Krause (25-3-1) vs. Justin Greskiewicz (10-5)
5'9"/ 154 lbs. 5'10" / 145 lbs.
Hometown: Brea, CA Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Fighting out of: Costa Mesa, CA Fighting out of: Philadelphia, PA
Ben Yelle (7-7-1, 6 KOS) vs. Joey Pagliuso Riverside, CA
5'9" / 147 lbs. 5'8" / 154 lbs.
Hometown: Marquette, MI Hometown: Riverside, CA
Fighting out of: Fontana, CA Fighting out of: Oceanside, CA
Michael Mananquil (25-4-1, 8 KOS) vs. Scotty Leffler (4-2, 3 KOS)
5'10" / 150 lbs. 5'10" / 154 lbs.
Hometown: San Bruno, CA Hometown: Scapulpa, OK
Fighting out of: San Francisco, CA Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV
Chaz Mulkey (8-6) vs. Kit Cope (23-1, 9 KOS)
6'1" / 154 lbs. 6'0" / 154 lbs.
Hometown: Dallas, TX Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV
Wentz Shuichi (15-8-1) vs. Romie Adanza (16-3, 7 KOS)
5'5" / 125 lbs. 5'4" / 115 lbs.
Hometown: Yamaguchi, Japan Hometown: Irvine, CA
Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan Fighting out of: Irvine, CA
En Kang (46-6) vs. Travis Garlits (6-2)
5'6" / 141 lbs. 5'8" / 145 lbs.
Hometown: Beijing, China Hometown: Pacoima, CA
Fighting out of: Beijing, China Fighting out of: Chatsworth, CA
Lerdsila Chumpairtour (135-15-5) vs. Gabriel Varga (20-1)
5'6" / 135 lbs. 5'10" / 145 lbs.
Hometown: Bankok, Thailand Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Fighting out of: Santa Clarita, CA Fighting out of: Victoria, Canada
Markhaile Wedderburn (11-1) vs. Jeremiah Metcalf (13-6)
6'1" / 185 lbs. 6'0" / 185 lbs.
Hometown: Toronto, Canada Hometown: Turlock, CA
Fighting out of: Alberta, Canada Fighting out of: Modesto, CA
Xavier Vigney (10-1) vs. Seth Petruzelli (15-6, 12 KOS)
6'8" / 245 lbs. 6'0" / 220 lbs.
Hometown: Oakland, CA Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
Fighting out of: Pleasant Hill, CA Fighting out of: Orlando, FL
Rick Roufus (63-9-1, 43 KOS) vs. Mighty Mo (16-6, 12 KOS)
5'11" / 215 lbs. 6'1" / 280 lbs.
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
Fighting out of: Phoenix, AZ Fighting out of: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Jack May (4-0) vs. Jarrell Miller (19-0, 8 KOS)
6'8" / 260 lbs. 6'4" / 250 lbs.
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Fighting out of: Fullerton, CA Fighting out of: Brooklyn, NY
Randy Blake (23-0) vs. Dewey Cooper (49-13-2, 28 KOS)
6'3" / 215 lbs. 6'0" / 215 lbs.
Hometown: Owasso, OK Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Fighting out of: Tulsa, OK Fighting out of: Las Vegas, NV
K-1 is the largest kickboxing promotion in history. Since 1993, K-1 has presented professional live martial arts events in 38 countries featuring the best and most accomplished athletes in the sport.
World Grand Prix Champions of K-1 include Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky and Semmy Schilt. K-1 has held broadcast deals with ESPN and HDNet in the United States, Fuji TV in Japan, and numerous other networks across the globe. K-1 returned to the world stage on May 26, 2012 in Madrid, Spain drawing a packed stadium and hundreds of thousands of views on the K-1 Live Stream.