K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final
A poster or logo for K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final.
Promotion K-1
Date December 6, 2008
Venue Yokohama Arena
City Japan Yokohama, Japan
Attendance 17,823 [1]
Event chronology
K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Riga K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2008

K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday December 6, 2008 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. It was the 16th K-1 World GP Final, the culmination of a year full of regional elimination tournaments. All fights followed the classic 8-man tournament format and were conducted under K-1 rules; three rounds of three minutes each, with a possible tiebreaker. The qualification for the top eight fighters in this event was held at K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16.

Final 8 match ups[edit]

The drawing of the final 8 match ups took place in the ring right after the final 8 had been determined in Seoul, Korea. A random draw assigned the selection order and the fighters one by one made their way to a stage. First, Ruslan Karaev chose the third fight, next up was Bonjasky who opted for the fourth fight. Zimmerman went to the second bout. Saki, selecting fourth, matched himself up with Karaev. Selecting next, Teixeira decided Zimmerman in the second bout. Aerts eschewed a match-up with Bonjasky, instead of still-empty first bout. LeBanner, with the option of Aerts or Bonjasky, put himself in against the latter. Hari therefore ended up with Aerts.[2]

K-1 World GP 2008 bracket[edit]

  Final 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Netherlands Semmy Schilt  
 Netherlands Peter Aerts DEC  
   Netherlands Peter Aerts  
   Morocco Badr Hari TKO  
 Morocco Badr Hari TKO
 South Korea Choi Hong Man  
   Morocco Badr Hari KO  
   Suriname Errol Zimmerman  
 Brazil Glaube Feitosa  
 Suriname Errol Zimmerman DEC  
   Suriname Errol Zimmerman DEC
   Brazil Ewerton Teixeira  
 Brazil Ewerton Teixeira DEC
 Japan Musashi  
   Morocco Badr Hari DSQ
   Netherlands Remy Bonjasky
 New Zealand Ray Sefo  
 Turkey Gökhan Saki DEC  
   Turkey Gökhan Saki DEC
   Russia Ruslan Karaev  
 Russia Ruslan Karaev KO
 Germany Chalid Arrab  
   Turkey Gökhan Saki
   Netherlands Remy Bonjasky KO  
 Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC  
 Australia Paul Slowinski  
   Netherlands Remy Bonjasky TKO
   France Jerome Le Banner  
 France Jerome Le Banner DEC
 Japan Junichi Sawayashiki  


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bonjasky Wins K-1 World GP; Hari Loses It
  2. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Aerts Overwhelms Schilt in Seoul". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 

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