Today marks the return of K-1 to US soil, as the long standing kickboxing organization presents the K-1 Rising 2012 U.S. Grand Prix Championship in Los Angeles. The show will be available via live stream at Spike.com, though sadly, they've decided to charge $10 for the stream. Prelims (which will be streamed for free) begin at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with the main card to follow at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
The card for this show is a bit of a mixed bag. Featuring 12 fights, the US show is heavily based around building up future K-1 talent. The end result is a sacrifice of big names or particularly intriguing match-ups. This is a card all about building for the future. How will that work out for K-1? That's what we will find out tonight. For more on the show, be sure to check out my in-depth preview.
The complete K-1 fight card is after the jump, and be sure to join us here at Bloody Elbow for live results and fight discussion.
K-1 U.S. Grand Prix 2012 Fight Card
Bryce Krause v. Justin Greskiewicz
Ben Yelle v. Joey Pagliuso
Michael Mananquil v. Scotty Leffler
Chaz Mulkey v. Kit Cope
Wentz Shuichi v. Romie Adanza
En Gang v. Travis Garlits
Lerdsila Chumpairtour v. Gabriel Varga
Markhaile Wedderburn v. Jeremiah Metcalf
Glen Spencer v. Mike Lemaire
Damien Earley v. Jermaine Soto
James Wilson v. Doug Sauer