Contestants Announced for ‘K-1 Rising World Grand Prix’

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 27th, 2012

K1 Rising 2012

On Friday, K-1 revealed the second event in its “K-1 Rising World Grand Prix” series. The kickboxing promotion takes its talents to the City of Angels to hold its U.S. Grand Prix Championships at the LA Sports Arena on Saturday, September 8th. 

Mighty Mo (32-16), Rick Roufus, (63-9-1), Seth Petruzelli (22-16), Dewey Cooper (49-14-2), Randy Blake (22-0), Xavier Vigney (6-1), and Tony Lopez (31-9) and one yet-to-be announced contestant will compete for a chance to represent the United States in the K-1 Rising World Grand Prix Final 16 in Tokyo, Japan.

The U.S. Grand Prix fighters will be competing for a total of $2 million prize and the coveted K-1 championship belt.

“We are excited to reveal this lineup of American heavyweight and MAX fighters and are thrilled to bring the U.S. Grand Prix Championships to the LA Sports Arena on September 8,” said Doug Kaplan, CEO, K-1. “K-1 is back, and we can’t wait to bring the explosive, fast-paced, fighting action of K-1 to Los Angeles.”

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.com.

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