K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final
A poster or logo for K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final.
Information
Promotion K-1
Date December 8, 2007
Venue Yokohama Arena Japan
City Yokohama, Japan
Attendance 17,667
Total purse US$ 400,000
Event chronology
K-1 Championships 2007 German Finals K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2007

K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday December 8, 2007 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. It was the 15th K-1 World GP Final, the culmination of a year full of regional elimination tournaments. All fights followed K-1's classic tournament format and were conducted under K-1 Rules, three rounds of three minutes each, with a possible tiebreaker.

The qualification for top eight fighters, K-1 World GP 2007 in Seoul Final 16 was held on October 28, 2007 in Seoul, Korea.[1]

The event drew a sellout crowd of 17,667 to the Yokohama Arena. It was broadcast live in Japan on the Fuji TV network; in South Korea on XTM; in Hong Kong on PCCW; in Australia on Main Event; in Brazil on Globosat; in Canada on The Fight Network; in Romania on ProTV; in Hungary on RTL Klub and across Scandinavia on Viasat. With all the delayed broadcasts bringing it to a total of 135 countries.[2] The English language commentary team was headed by an Australian Michael Schiavello, with four time K-1 World Champion Ernesto Hoost, Ray Sefo and Akebono. The event ring announcer was Jimmy Lennon Jr.

K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final Tournament[edit]

  Final 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                             
 France Jérôme Le Banner KO  
 South Korea Yong-Soo Park  
   France Jérôme Le Banner DEC  
   South Korea Choi Hong-man  
 South Korea Choi Hong-man DEC
 United States Mighty Mo  
   France Jérôme Le Banner  
   Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO  
 Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO  
 Poland Paul Slowinski  
   Netherlands Semmy Schilt DEC
   Brazil Glaube Feitosa  
 Brazil Glaube Feitosa DEC
 Germany Chalid Arrab  
   Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO
   Netherlands Peter Aerts
 Morocco Badr Hari TKO  
 New Zealand Doug Viney  
   Morocco Badr Hari
   Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC  
 Netherlands Remy Bonjasky KO
 Germany Stefan Leko  
   Netherlands Remy Bonjasky
   Netherlands Peter Aerts DEC  
 Netherlands Peter Aerts TKO  
 New Zealand Ray Sefo  
   Netherlands Peter Aerts KO
   Japan Junichi Sawayashiki  
 Japan Yusuke Fujimoto
 Japan Junichi Sawayashiki TKO  

Results[3][edit]

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

Mitsugu Noda Japan def. Noel Cadet France
Noda defeated Cadet by TKO at 1:13 of the 2nd Round.
Jan Nortje South Africa def. Dong Wook Kim South Korea
Nortje defeated Kim by TKO (Punch) at 0:11 of the 2nd Round.
Takashi Tashikawa Japan def. Ki Min Kim South Korea
Tashikawa defeated Kim by KO at 1:21 of the 1st Round.

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

Paul Slowinski Poland def. Mighty Mo United States
Slowinski defeated Mo by TKO (Low Kicks) at 0:50 of the 2nd Round.

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

Jérôme Le Banner France def. Choi Hong-man South Korea
Le Banner defeated Choi by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-29, 30-28, 30-29).
Semmy Schilt Netherlands def. Glaube Feitosa Brazil
Schilt defeated Feitosa by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-27, 30-28, 30-27).
Remy Bonjasky Netherlands def. Badr Hari Morocco
Bonjasky defeated Hari by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 29-29, 30-29).
Peter Aerts Netherlands def. Junichi Sawayashiki Japan
Aerts defeated Sawayashiki by KO (Straight Right Punch) at 1:29 of the 1st Round.

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

Semmy Schilt Netherlands def. Jérôme Le Banner France
Schilt defeated Le Banner by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 1:02 of the 2nd Round.
Peter Aerts Netherlands def. Remy Bonjasky Netherlands
Aerts defeated Bonjasky by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-29, 30-27, 30-28).

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

Musashi Japan def. David Dancrade France
Musashi defeated Dancrade by KO (Left Mid Kick) at 2:59 of the 1st Round.

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

Semmy Schilt Netherlands def. Peter Aerts Netherlands
Schilt defeated Aerts by TKO (Knee Injury) at 1:49 of the 1st Round.

The tournament winner Semmy Schilt of Netherlands became the first fighter ever in K-1 history to win the Championship three years in a row and picked up a winner's purse of US$ 400,000.[2]

For the last six years, the K-1 World GP Champion has been a Dutchman and in K-1's 15-year history, a Dutch fighter has won the World GP a total of 12 times.[2]


Line-up changes before the event:

Poland Paul Slowinski replaces announced fighter Germany Chalid Arrab due to an Appendicitis.[4]


France David Dancrade replaces announced fighter France Souleimane Konate due to an injury.[4]


New Zealand Ray Sefo is not cleared to fight by the doctor due to an eye injury sustained during training. The Reserve Fight #2 is dropped from the card and his opponent Paul Slowinski is moved up to Reserve Fight #1.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matchups Set for K-1 World GP Final". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Di Pietro, Monty. "Schilt Three-Peats as K-1 World GP Champion". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ "K-1 Official Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b c "Line-up changes for K-1 World GP Final". www.mat-magazine.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 

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