K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Tokyo Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Tokyo Final
A poster or logo for K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Tokyo Final.
Information
Promotion K-1
Date December 2, 2006
Venue Tokyo Dome
City Japan Tokyo, Japan
Attendance 54,800
Event chronology
K-1 World MAX North European Qualification 2007 K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Tokyo Final K-1 Fighting Network Prague Round '07

K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Tokyo Final was a kickboxing promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the fourteenth K-1 World Grand Prix final, the culmination of a year full of regional elimination tournaments, involving twelve of the world's best K-1 fighters (four being reservists). It followed K-1's classic tournament format - eight fighters compete in a quarter final contests with the four winners advancing to a pair of semi final bouts, and the two winners there clashing in the final. All fights were conducted under K-1 Rules (100 kg/156-220 lbs), three rounds of three minutes each, with a possible tiebreaker.

The tournament qualifiers had all qualified via elimination fights at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Osaka Opening Round. Losing fighters Musashi and Ray Sefo were invited as reserve fighters while Badr Hari and Paul Slowinski would face one another in a 'Super Fight'. Peter Aerts and Melvin Manhoef were also invited to the event as reservists. As well as tournament bouts there were also a number of 'Opening Fights' primarily involving local fighters, fought under K-1 Rules. In total there were eighteen fighters at the event, representing ten countries.

The tournament winner was Semmy Schilt who won his second consecutive K-1 World Grand Prix by defeating Peter Aerts (who was making his fourth appearance in the final) via third round unanimous decision. The victory was sweet revenge for Schilt who had lost to Aerts earlier on in the year at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Auckland. The event was also notable for being Ernesto Hoost's last K-1 tournament and last ever fight - after a career spanning twenty-three years featuring numerous titles including four K-1 World Grand Prix victories. Hoost managed to make the semi finals where he was defeated via third round unanimous decision by the eventual winner Schilt. The event was held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, December 2, 2006 in front of 54,800 spectators. [1]

K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Tournament[edit]

Final Elimination Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Netherlands Semmy Schilt KO  
 Switzerland Bjorn Bregy        Netherlands Semmy Schilt DEC  
 France Jérôme Le Banner DEC      France Jérôme Le Banner    
 South Korea Choi Hong-man          Netherlands Semmy Schilt DEC  
 Netherlands Ernesto Hoost KO        Netherlands Ernesto Hoost    
 Japan Yusuke Fujimoto        Netherlands Ernesto Hoost DEC  
 Japan Musashi        Germany Chalid Arrab    
 Germany Chalid Arrab DEC        Netherlands Semmy Schilt DEC
 Brazil Glaube Feitosa          Netherlands Peter Aerts  
 Poland Paul Slowinski DEC      Brazil Glaube Feitosa KO  
 Russia Ruslan Karaev KO      Russia Ruslan Karaev    
 Morocco Badr Hari          Brazil Glaube Feitosa    
 Netherlands Remy Bonjasky KO        Netherlands Peter Aerts * TKO  
 Trinidad and Tobago Gary Goodridge        Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC       
 New Zealand Ray Sefo        Germany Stefan Leko         
 Germany Stefan Leko DEC  

* Remy Bonjasky was unable to continue due to injury - his place in the Semi Finals was taken by Reserve Fight winner Peter Aerts.

Results[2][edit]

Opening Fights: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Takumi Sato Japan vs Tsutomu Takahagi Japan
Sato defeated Takahagi by KO at 2:47 of the 2nd Round.
Mitsugu Noda Japan vs Junichi Sawayashiki Japan
Sawayashiki defeated Noda by 3rd Round Split Decision 2-1 (28-29, 30-29, 30-28).
Hiraku Hori Japan vs Kyoung Suk Kim South Korea
Hori defeated Kim by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Reserve Fight #1: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Peter Aerts Netherlands vs Musashi Japan
Aerts defeated Musashi by KO (Punches) at 2:53 of the 1st Round.

Quarter Finals: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Jérôme Le Banner France vs Semmy Schilt Netherlands
Schilt defeated Le Banner by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-27, 30-28, 30-28).
Chalid Arrab Germany vs Ernesto Hoost Netherlands
Hoost defeated Arrab by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges had scored it a Majority Draw 1-0 (30-30, 30-28, 30-30) in favour of Hoost.
Glaube Feitosa Brazil vs Ruslan Karaev Russia
Feitosa defeated Karaev by KO (Brazilian High Kick) at 1:11 of the 1st Round.
Remy Bonjasky Netherlands vs Stefan Leko Germany
Bonjasky defeated Leko by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-28). After suffering two kicks to the groin, Bonjasky was not able to recover in the time allowed. K-1 officials decided to postpone the bout until later in the evening, giving Bonjasky time to recompose. The bout was completed after the first Superfight of the card.

Reserve Fight #2: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Melvin Manhoef Netherlands vs Ray Sefo New Zealand
Sefo defeated Manhoef by KO (Right Hook) at 0:40 of the 1st Round.

Semi Finals: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Semmy Schilt Netherlands vs Ernesto Hoost Netherlands
Schilt defeated Hoost by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Glaube Feitosa Brazil vs Peter Aerts Netherlands
Aerts defeated Feitosa by TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 1:02 of the 2nd Round. Due to a groin injury Remy Bonjasky was forced to withdraw from the tournament and was replaced by the first reserve fight winner, Peter Aerts.

Super Fight: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Badr Hari Morocco vs Paul Slowinski Poland
Hari defeated Slowinski by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-29).

Final: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R

Semmy Schilt Netherlands vs Peter Aerts Netherlands
Schilt defeated Aerts by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-28).

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