Kenta Hayashi faces Vitor Tofanelli at K-1 World Grand Prix 2021
The K-1 World Grand Prix 2021 is set for Ota City Gymnasium on May 23rd. Four more fights were added to the card today including a super lightweight contest pitting Kenta Hayashi against Vitor Tofanelli.
Hayashi is the former K-1 lightweight champion but is coming off back to back losses. At K-1 World Grand Prix 2020 he was beaten by Gonnapar Weerasakreck, a defeat which cost him his title.
Tofanelli is an MMA fighter who has transitioned to kickboxing. He is coming off a stoppage win over Krush veteran Hayato Suzuki at K’Festa 4 last month.
Also added to the card today was a catchweight contest between Junki Sasaki and Thailand’s Rat Eiwasportsgym. The former was a successful boxer before transitioning to kickboxing and this fight is set for 56kgs.
Another catchweight contest added to the card is set for 75kgs and pits Katsuya Jinbo against Bukhari Aqil. In the atomweight division Takashasi Moe has been matched with Yu.
As previously announced the event will feature an eight man bantamweight (117lbs) tournament for Japanese fighters. Reigning Krush bantamweight champion Miburo Kazuki has been matched with Noda Aoi who, at the age of 18, is the youngest fighter in the tournament.
In the other quarter finals Mao Hashimoto has been matched with Omura Naoki while Matsumoto Hinata meets Uzawa Yuya and Kuroda Toma takes on Ikeda Koji.
In the atomweight (99lbs) division former Shootboxing minimumweight champion Mio Tsumura is scheduled to fight the Krush atomweight champion Miyuu Sugawara.