K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16
A poster or logo for K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16.
Information
Promotion K-1
Date September 27, 2008
Venue Olympic Gymnastics Arena
City South Korea Seoul, Korea
Attendance 15,729
Event chronology
K-1 Koshien 2008 King of Under 18 Final 16 K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16 K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final

K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16 was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday September 27, 2008 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, Korea. It was the Final Elimination tournament for top sixteen fighters. The winners qualified for the K-1 World GP 2008 Final held on December 6, 2008 at Yokohama Arena, Japan.[1]

The eight finalists from K-1 World GP 2007 Final were automatically qualified, then four World GP 2008 tournament winners in Amsterdam, Fukuoka, Taipei and Hawaii. The last four spots were selected by fan voting.

The K-1 World GP 2008 Final 16 attracted a crowd of 15,769 to the Seoul Olympic Complex and was broadcast live across South Korea by CJ Media and in Japan on the Fuji TV Network.[2]

Qualifying Events[edit]

K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka[edit]

The winner was Ewerton Teixeira. For more information, see K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka.

K-1 World GP 2008 in Amsterdam[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
     
         New Zealand Doug Viney    
 Belarus Zabit Samedov DEC      Belarus Zabit Samedov DEC  
 Brazil Vitor Miranda          Belarus Zabit Samedov DEC  
 Belarus Sergei Gur          Netherlands Brian Douwes *    
 France Freddy Kemayo KO      France Freddy Kemayo KO  
 Turkey Erhan Deniz        Romania Catalin Morosanu    
 Romania Catalin Morosanu DEC        Belarus Zabit Samedov  
 Suriname Errol Zimmerman KO        Suriname Errol Zimmerman DEC
 Croatia Damir Tovarovič        Suriname Errol Zimmerman TKO  
 Hungary Attila Karacs KO      Hungary Attila Karacs    
 Czech Republic Petr Vondraček          Suriname Errol Zimmerman KO  
 Tonga Paula Mataele          Switzerland Bjorn Bregy    
 Switzerland Björn Bregy KO      Switzerland Bjorn Bregy KO       
         South Africa Jan Nortje         
     

* Reserve Fight winner Brian Douwes replaced Freddy Kemayo in the Semi Finals as Freddy Kemayo was unable to continue due to injury

K-1 World GP 2008 in Taipei[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Russia Ruslan Karaev KO  
 Japan Tatsufumi Tomihira        Russia Ruslan Karaev TKO  
 South Korea Young Hyun Kim DEC      South Korea Young Hyun Kim    
 Thailand Saiseelek Nor-Seepun          Russia Ruslan Karaev KO
 Russia Aleksandr Pitchkounov DEC        Russia Aleksandr Pitchkounov  
 Japan Nobu Hayashi        Russia Aleksandr Pitchkounov KO
 South Korea Yong Soo Park        Canada Vaughn Anderson *      
 Japan Makoto Uehara KO  

* Reserve Fight winner Vaughn Anderson replaced Makoto Uehara in the Semi Finals as Makoto Uehara was unable to continue due to injury

K-1 World GP 2008 in Hawaii[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 United States Mighty Mo DEC  
 United States Justice Smith        South Korea Randy Kim * KO  
 United States Butterbean        United States Wesley Correira    
 United States Wesley Correira KO        South Korea Randy Kim  
 Turkey Gokhan Saki KO        Turkey Gokhan Saki KO
 United States Deutsch Pu'u        Turkey Gokhan Saki KO
 Denmark Nicholas Pettas        United States Rick Cheek      
 United States Rick Cheek TKO  

* Reserve Fight winner Randy Kim replaced Mighty Mo in the Semi Finals as Mighty Mo could not continue due to injury

Fan Voting Results[edit]

Paul Slowinski earned a wild-card spot on the card through a fan poll on the K-1 website. Ray Sefo of New Zealand and Chalid "Die Faust" Arrab from Germany were also voted into the tournament.

Results[3][edit]

  • Opening Fights: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext. 1R
Keijiro Maeda Japan vs Min Ho Song South Korea
Maeda defeated Song by KO (Right Low Kick) at 1:43 of the 3rd Round.
Zabit Samedov Belarus vs Fabiano da Silva Brazil
Samedov defeated da Silva by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-29).
Yong Soo Park South Korea vs Randy Kim South Korea
Kim defeated Park by KO (Right Low Kick) at 1:11 of the 2nd Round.
  • Final 16 : K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext. 2R
Ruslan Karaev Russia vs Chalid Arrab Germany
Karaev defeated Arrab by KO (3 Knockdown, Punche Rush) at 2:30 of the 2nd Round.
Jerome Le Banner France vs Junichi Sawayashiki Japan
Le Banner defeated Sawayashiki by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-27, 30-28).
Ray Sefo New Zealand vs Gokhan Saki Turkey
Saki defeated Sefo by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges had scored it Decision Draw 0-0 (29-29, 30-30, 30-30).
Glaube Feitosa Brazil vs Errol Zimmerman Suriname
Zimmerman defeated Feitosa by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
Remy Bonjasky Netherlands vs Paul Slowinski Poland
Bonjasky defeated Slowinski by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 30-30, 30-29).
Ewerton Teixeira Brazil vs Musashi Japan
Teixeira defeated Musashi by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-28).
Badr Hari Morocco vs Choi Hong-man South Korea
Hari defeated Hong-man by TKO (Corner stoppage) at the beginning of the Extra Round. After 3 rounds the judges had scored it a Majority Draw 1-0 (28-29, 28-28, 28-28) in favour of Hong-man.
Semmy Schilt Netherlands vs Peter Aerts Netherlands
Aerts defeated Schilt by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 30-29, 30-30).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2008 IN SEOUL -FINAL16-". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  2. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Aerts Overwhelms Schilt in Seoul". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ "FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2008 IN SEOUL -FINAL16-". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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