K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final
A poster or logo for K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final.
Information
Promotion K-1
Date December 5, 2009
Venue Yokohama Arena
City Japan Yokohama, Japan
Attendance 17,626[1]
Event chronology
K-1 Europe Grand Prix 2009 in Tallinn K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final K-1 ColliZion 2009 Final Tournament

K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday December 5, 2009 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. It was the 17th 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 the top eight fighters was held at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Seoul Final 16 on September 26, 2009 in Seoul, Korea.

Michael Buffer was the ring announcer for the night.[2]

Qualifying events[edit]

Qualifying events for K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final
Location Stadium Date Winner
K-1 Rumble of the Kings Stockholm, Sweden Hovet Arena 20 November 2009 Rickard Nordstrand Sweden
K-1 Europe Grand Prix Tallinn, Estonia Nokia Hall 21 November 2009 Andrei Bokan Estonia

Match Ups[edit]

The match ups were held the day proceeding the World Grand Prix Final 16. All fighters drew a ball from a box with a numbers on them and chose their spots in order from who drew ball number 1 to number 8. Ruslan Karaev who was first up chose spot number 1. Badr Hari was up next and decided to face Karaev for the third time. Errol Zimmerman was next and chose the 7th spot. Remy Bonjasky had the choice of fighting Zimmerman or picking another spot. Remy was tempted to take the 3rd spot so to be given the chance to fight Badr in the semi finals, but was challenged by Zimmerman and Remy accepted. Jerome Lebanner decided to walk straight into the 5th spot. Semmy Schilt opted for a 4th match with Jerome. The last two finalists Ewerton Teixeira and Alistair Overeem will meet in the second quarter final match.

On November 28, it was announced that Sergei Kharitonov would be replacing Chalid Arrab to face Daniel Ghita in the second reserve bout.[3]

Results[edit]

lost to Steve Salvato

K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final bracket[edit]

Final 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Russia Ruslan Karaev DEC  
 Japan Kyotaro 3r.      Russia Ruslan Karaev 1r.  
 Morocco Badr Hari KO      Morocco Badr Hari TKO  
 Belarus Zabit Samedov 1r.        Morocco Badr Hari TKO  
 Netherlands Peter Aerts 3r.        Netherlands Alistair Overeem 1r.  
 Netherlands Alistair Overeem DEC      Netherlands Alistair Overeem KO  
 Brazil Ewerton Teixeira DEC      Brazil Ewerton Teixeira 1r.  
 India Singh Jaideep 5r.        Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO
 France Jerome Le Banner DEC        Morocco Badr Hari 1r.
 Japan Musashi 3r.      France Jerome Le Banner 1r.  
 Netherlands Semmy Schilt DEC      Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO  
 Romania Daniel Ghita 3r.        Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO  
 Curaçao Errol Zimmerman DEC        Netherlands Remy Bonjasky 1r.  
 Brazil Glaube Feitosa 3r.      Curaçao Errol Zimmerman 3r.       
 Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC      Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC       
 Netherlands Melvin Manhoef 3r.  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Clean Sweep as Bodies Fall". www.k-1.co.jp. 2009-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Details: Fight Order and Ring Announcer Set". headkicklegend.com. 2009-12-04. 
  3. ^ "GP News: Die Faust OUT, Kharitonov IN". headkicklegend.com. 2009-11-28. 
  4. ^ "K-1 World GP 2009 Final fight card". www.k-1.co.jp/en. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

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