This is the TV version. Some of it may be clipped, but it will do.
|Akira Maeda in the house|
Some of the competitors:
Masaaki Satake vs. Todd "Hollywood" Hays
Branco Cikatic vs. Changpuek Kiatsongrit
Maurice Smith vs. Toshiyuki Atokawa
All versions as far as I can tell have the 3rd Round only for this.
|Atokawa goes down but gets back up|
Ernesto Hoost vs Peter Aerts
Only the 3rd Round was shown unfortunately.
|Aerts takes a fast one but hangs on|
K1 Grand Prix 1993 - 2nd Round
Masaaki Satake vs Branco Citakic
|Somehow this wasn't a knockdown|
|Nice knee by Branco|
|Branco drops Satake for the win|
Ernesto Hoost vs Maurice Smith
|Smith hangs on|
Special Match - Karate: Nobuaki Kakuda vs. Andy Hug
I gave this one to Hug. It was a pretty exciting round. Hug threw roundhouse kicks and some really cool axe kicks. He was definitely the aggressor and Kakuda basically had to be the one to be defensive and try to catch Hug's kicks. Kakuda hit some really nice body blow combo's though.
K1 Grand Prix 1993 - Championship Tournament Final - Ernesto Hoost vs Branco Cikatic
|"I'm so happy right now" - Branco Cikatic|
Overall thoughts: The show was fine overall. Branco deserved to win and managed to take little damage en-route to the final, while Hoost had 6 rounds in him already. Branco wasn't really hurt all night and never looked in trouble. He just kind of toughed it out to get the win. I thought Peter Aerts looked good and just kind of got unlucky to get Hoost. The most interesting person on the show wasn't even in the tournament. Andy Hug looked like a star immediately and after finishing thing, it kind of taints Branco's win as Hug didn't get a chance. I also very much question the Satake/Hays match as that match looked a bit off. The match of the night was easily Hug/Kakuda with Aerts/Hoost looking like a lot of fun.