Recognized as the largest kickboxing promotion in the world, K-1 will be making a move to the United States with open tryouts happening in July to find the latest talent to compete in the promotion.

The tryouts that will be held at the famed Muscle Beach in Los Angeles, Calif. go down on Thursday, July 19 starting at 1pm PT.

For the fighters chosen to compete in K-1, they will have the opportunity to fight for $2 million dollars in prize money including $1 million for the 2012 K-1 Grand Prix champion winner, as well as $300,000 to the runner up and another $300,000 to the winner of the 2012 K-1 Max Tournament.

“K-1 would like to invite all talented stand-up fighters to come to Muscle Beach in LA on July 19 and show us what you have, and why you belong in the K-1 family,” said Doug Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, K-1. “K-1 is the gold standard in stand-up fighting, and we are searching for the best new athletes out there to represent K-1 and possibly become one of kickboxing’s newest icons.”

To sign up for the open tryouts go to the K-1 Facebook page and register there, and a confirmation email will be sent.

Past K-1 champions including Alistair Overeem, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts and many other legends that made their name competing with the kickboxing promotion.

Now they make a new push in 2012 starting with the open tryouts in July.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The MMA Hour - 294 - George Lockhart

  • 19 days ago
  • 4 views

George Lockhart, Cris Cyborg's nutritionist, will talk about her chances of making 135 pounds and more. read news >>

Dana on UFC offering Cyborg a Rousey fight: 'Tito is just making this s**t up'

  • 21 days ago
  • 12 views

The UFC president responded to Tito Ortiz' claim that the UFC had offered Cris Cyborg a fight against Ronda Rousey this fall at the Dallas Cowboy's stadium. Well that didn't take long. Friday night, read news >>

Dana White calls Tito Ortiz's claims on Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino 'a total lie'

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

The news making the rounds Saturday claiming that Dana White offered Cyborg Justino a fight against UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was a surprise to many. Among those most surprised, read news >>

Dana White congratulates Ronda Rousey for making UFC 190 'No. 1 PPV of 2015'

  • 22 days ago
  • 182 views

The UFC president tweeted his women's champion for multiple accomplishments this year, including the best pay-per-view of 2015. One week ago at UFC 190, Ronda Rousey demolished another challenger in read news >>

UFC Responds to Culinary Union’s Thinly Veiled Exploitation of Fighters

  • 23 days ago
  • 63 views

On Thursday, two of the largest unions in the United States took aim at the UFC. On Friday, the UFC fired back. read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for July is Dana White's 'Fight of the Ever'

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best fights from July. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight read news >>

Teamsters and Culinary Union Announce Effort to Unionize UFC Fighters

  • 24 days ago
  • 34 views

Two of the largest unions in the United States have committed to a joint effort to try and unionize UFC fighters. read news >>

Ronda Rousey would be 'close' to making Floyd Mayweather's money in 50 fights

  • 25 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC women's star Ronda Rousey discusses the pay gap between herself and Floyd Mayweather. 'Money' Mayweather is an apt nickname for the boxing legend. The undefeated boxer earned a staggering $180 mi read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Knockout of the Month' for July: A come-from-behind masterpiece

  • 25 days ago
  • 95 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best knockouts from July. Check out the nominees, our winner and vote in our poll inside. Filed under: Bellator, Ne read news >>

Myles Jury Drops to UFC's Featherweight Division, Moves Camp to Power MMA

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Myles Jury is making changes. After spending the entirety of his seven-fight UFC career in the lightweight division, the 26-year-old Jury will shed 10 pounds and test his luck at featherweight, accor read news >>