K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final
Information
Promotion K-1
Date December 10, 2000
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Japan Tokyo, Japan
Attendance 70,200
Event chronology
K-1 UK Global Heat 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final K-1 Czech 2000

K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final was a kickboxing event promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the eighth K-1 Grand Prix final, involving eight of the world's top fighters, with all bouts fought under K-1 Rules (100 kg/156-220 lbs). The eight finalists were a mixture of invitees, some of whom had been at the previous year's final, or had qualified via preliminary tournaments (for more detail on this see bulleted list below).

As well as tournament bouts there were also two 'Super Fights', one involving Japanese middleweight star Takayuki Kohiruimaki against Wilreid Montargne, fought under K-1 MAX Rules (70 kg/152 lbs), the other involving UFC legend Frank Shamrock against Elvis Sinosic in a kickboxing match fought under K-1 Rules. In addition, there were also two 'freshman fights' involving local fighters. In total there were sixteen fighters at the event, representing nine countries.

The tournament champion was Ernesto Hoost who defeated Ray Sefo in the final by third round unanimous decision. This would be Ernesto Hoost's third K-1 World Grand Prix victory, adding to the one he had won the previous year and another in '97. Ray Sefo would be making his first K-1 World Grand Prix final appearance. The event was held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday December 10, 2000, in front of 65,000 spectators.

Tournament Qualifiers

Jérôme Le Banner and Mike Bernardo both won the K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Nagoya and K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Fukuoka respectively but were unable to participate in the tournament due to injury.

K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final Tournament[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Croatia Mirko Filipović    
 Netherlands Ernesto Hoost DEC      Netherlands Ernesto Hoost DEC  
 Brazil Francisco Filho DEC      Brazil Francisco Filho    
 Germany Stefan Leko          Netherlands Ernesto Hoost DEC
 France Cyril Abidi          New Zealand Ray Sefo  
 Netherlands Peter Aerts DEC      France Cyril Abidi *  
 Japan Musashi        New Zealand Ray Sefo TKO    
 New Zealand Ray Sefo TKO  

* Peter Aerts was injured so Cyril Abidi replaced him in the Semi Finals

Results[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final Results". K-1 Official Website. 
  2. ^ "Results: K-1 WORLD GRAND PRIX 2000 FINAL". K-1sport.de - Your Source for Everything K-1. 

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