The black belt master Makoto Uehara, repeatedly participated in K-1 heavyweight tournaments. He won a majority of Japan's domestic competitions. M. Uehara in his career defeated the champion Stefan Leko in K-1 competition in Las Vegas and a member of South Korea's taekwondo team the Park Yong Soo.
Popular Azerbaijani fighter Zabit Samedov known as "Mauqli" had his last fight in Dubai on October 16, at the "The Global Fighting Championship" (GFC) tournament. He won Iranian fighter Jafar Ahmadi by scored points.