K-1 looks like they are attempting to make major moves in the states. It was recently announced that they’ve hooked up with Spike Tv to stream four events live on spike.com followed by airing K-1 bouts live on Spike Tv in 2013. Two of the four streamed events will be here in the States (listed below).
“K-1 is excited to join forces with Spike TV, a powerful and highly experienced cable network known nationally for its combat sports programming, presenting our live K-1 events,” said Doug Kaplan, CEO, K-1. “Spike is the perfect television home and stage to introduce our K-1 warriors and the fast-paced, aggressive style of K-1 fighting to fight fans across America.”
We’ll see how all this turns out. I can’t imagine it being too bad of a thing, perhaps Affliction and Tap Out will start a line of Kickboxing shirts!?
September 8 – Los Angeles – U.S. Grand Prix Championship
October 14 – Tokyo, Japan – World Grand Prix Final
December 8 – Athens, Greece – MAX Final
December 26 – New York – World Grand Prix Final