Yarennoka News: Gesias “JZ Calvan” Calvancante and Shinya Aoki Off

JZ Calvancante

JZ Calvancante

Sherdog has confirmed that American Top Team fighter JZ Calvancante will not be able to fight Shinya Aoki on New Years Eve’s Yarennoka show, due to recent surgeries on his knee and nose in Brazil.

Strange thing is that JZ Calvancante seemed ready to fight on an interview conducted by Sherdog three days ago. Also sources at American Top Team in Florida, have said Calvancante has not been training for the fight.

It is uncertain if Aoki will fight a replacement on NYE or be scratched off the card altogether.

The Calvancante vs. Aoki fight would have been the best match-up on the Yarennoka card. Aoki has been tearing trough opponents with his multicolored spandex and Gogoplata Submissions, as he looked to continue his eight fight win streak on NYE.

JZ Calvancante (14-1) has won the K-1 Grand Prix Tournament two years in a row, making him one of the top lightweights in the sport.


  1. Morey

    December 23, 2007 at 8:54 am

    This really sucks. That was the best fight on the card.

  2. robert

    December 23, 2007 at 4:07 pm


  3. kom34

    December 23, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    What the hell. I've been looking everywhere for an explaination and there isn't any. Why did Calvan pull out of this fight? Robert might be right, he might be hiding from a real fight in Aoki. I have HDNet now and this was going to be the fight of the night for me. It sucks they pulled this from the fight card.

  4. tom

    December 25, 2007 at 7:09 am

    whats channel is HDnet on

  5. steve

    December 25, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    this was definetly a fight i was looking forward to seeing. This fight would be a very crapy fight to the average MMA fan but if u know actually know who is who then u know these fighters are at the top of the division. They are ver highly skilled fighters. Aoki is so great on the ground and JZ is just a great fighter. Its a shame this fight isnt going to happen.

  6. Kash

    December 26, 2007 at 2:40 am

    I don't know what channel HDNet is on. I'm a broke college student so I can barely afford basic cable. I usually catch the replays of the WEC on here so maybe those will make it on the web too.

  7. roy

    December 26, 2007 at 3:38 am

    tom Says:

    December 25th, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    whats channel is HDnet on

    i think you have to have hd directv to get it, its channel 79

  8. steve

    December 27, 2007 at 5:26 am

    That sucks lol

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