February 17, 2020

K’Festa 3: Yuta Kubo vs Jordan Pikeur will face for Welterweight Title

K’Festa 3: Yuta Kubo vs Jordan Pikeur will face for Welterweight Title

For the past two years, K-1 has improved enormous annual events at the legendary Saitama Super Arena, and this year the organization is setting together another huge K’Festa event.

The preliminary matches are now official for the K’Festa 3 event that will be held at Saitama Super Arena on March 22nd. Live from Tokyo, Japan, the event highlights some of the promotion’s greatest names. And one of the interesting matches among Yuta Kubo vs Jordann Pikeur.

Yuta “The Smiling Sniper” Kubo has been slightly inactive lately averaging just one fight a year since 2017. He encounters Jordann Pikeur of the Netherlands concerning that will ought the Japanese fighter’s welterweight title on the line. Kubo is an experienced tournament fighter, should won various eight-man tournaments in his local Japan before being signed by GLORY.

Jordann ‘Shaggy’ Pikeur, on the other hand, was on a great run of form in Japan in 2019 with decision wins over Katsuya Jinbo and Masaaki Noiri and a stoppage victory over Kondo Kaisei at the end of the year.

Further on the card is a four-man super-welterweight tournament with a ‘Japan vs The World’ theme. It features Hiromi Wajima, Yasuhiro Kido, Jinbo Katsuya, and Kaito from Japan with Brazilian Kimura ‘Philip’ Minoru, Milan Pales of Slovakia, Eder Lopes of Portugal and Denmark’s Niclas Larsen presenting the opposition.

Check out the current K’Festa 3 fight card below.

Preliminary Bouts

Rira vs Jin Kyoken

Hisaki Higashimoto vs Hikaru Hasumi

Riamu Takeshi vs Ryuto

Shinya Uemura vs Seiya Tanigawa

Main Card

Super Featherweight/61 kg

Takeru vs Adam Bouarourou (Morocco) Double Title Match for K-1 World GP Super Featherweight and ISKA 61 kg Titles 

Welterweight

Yuta Kubo vs Jordann Pikeur (the Netherlands) K-1 World GP Welterweight Title Match

Super Lightweight

Anpo Rukiya vs Fukashi (K-1 World GP Super Lightweight Title)

Featherweight

Yuki Egawa vs Facu Suarez

Bantamweight

Yoshiki Takei vs Dansiam Ayothaya Fight Gym (Thailand)

Lightweight

Kenta Hayashi vs Zhu Shuai (China)

Women’s Flyweight

Kana vs Gloria Peritore (Italy)

Super Welterweight

Hiromi Wajima vs Niclas Larsen (Denmark) Tournament Quarterfinal 1/4

Super Welterweight

Yashuri Kido vs Milan Pales (Slovakia) Tournament Quarterfinal 1/4

Super Welterweight

Jinbo Katsuya vs Eder Lopes (Portugal) Tournament Quarterfinal 1/4

Super Welterweight

Kaito vs Minoru “Philip” Kimura (Tournament Quarterfinal 1/4)

Super Welterweight

Daisuke Fujimura vs Kotetsu (Reserve Fight)

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