It was announced today that Badr Hari and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will both return to the K-1 arena as part of the May 27 K-1 Rising 2012. Set in Madrid, Spain, Hari will be returning to the ring after besting Gokhan Saki earlier this year in a retirement match. Cro Cop returns after also winning his last kickboxing match against Ray Sefo. Hari will step into the ring with Anderson “Braddock” Silva (the Heavyweight kickboxer) while Filipovic will face the Spaniard Loren Javier Jorge. Two other Heavyweights bouts will take place in Spain, along with a superfight and the opening round of the K-1 MAX Grand Prix.
Here is the entire card for K-1 Rising 2012:
Mike Zambidis vs. Chahid Oulad El Hadj
Abraham Roqueñi vs. Andy Souwer
Artur Kyshenko vs. Su Hwan Lee
Harut Grigorian vs. Murthel Groenhart
Longern Superpro Samui vs. Chris Ngimbi
Gago Drago vs. Andy Ristie
Xu Yan vs. Yasuhiro Kido
Yuji Nashiro vs. Reece McAllister
Badr Hari vs. Anderson “Braddock” Silva
Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs. Loren Javier Jorge
Daniel Ghita vs. Paul Slowinski
Rico Verhoeven vs. Sergii Lashchenko
Mosab Amrani vs. Zeben Diaz
The card should have a good amount of star power with Hari and Filipovic bringing a lot of attention to their bouts, as well as a fight featuring Daniel Ghita. Stay tuned to Lowkick.com for more news and results for K-1 Rising 2012.