Takeru faces Yodkitsada at K’Festa 2
Japanese kickboxing promotion K-1 returns to the Saitama Super Arena on March 10th for K’Festa 2. The biggest star on the roster will be facing off against a reigning Rajadamnern champion as Takeru Segawa faces Yodkitsada Yuthchonburi.
Yodkitsada holds the Rajadamnern 126lbs title but will be moving up to 59kgs (130lbs) to make his kickboxing debut. Takeru is the reigning K1 super featherweight champion and has won multiple tournaments with the Japanese promotion.
There was plenty of silverware on display at the press conference yesterday and the event will feature four title fights, even if Takeru won’t be putting his belt on the line. Kenta Hayashi’s reward for winning the 2018 lightweight tournament this month is a shot at reigning champion Urabe Koya.
Hirotaka Urabe, who scored an impressive KO win on the same show, challenges featherweight king Yuta Murakoshi. Meanwhile two vacant belts will be on the line as Sina Karimian faces Hisaki Kato for the heavyweight strap while Kubo Yuta and Yasuhiro Kido compete for welterweight honours.