K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Final

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K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Final
Information
Promotion K-1
Date July 7, 2004
Venue Yoyogi National Gymnasium
City Japan Tokyo, Japan
Attendance 14,819
Event chronology
K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Final Kings of Oceania 2004

K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Final was a kickboxing and martial arts event promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the third K-1 MAX final for middleweight kickboxers (70 kg/154 lb weight class) involving eight finalists and two reserve fighters, with all bouts fought under K-1 rules. Seven of the eight finalists had won elimination fights at the K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Open, while the last finalist and both reserve fighters were invited despite suffering defeats. As well as tournament matches there was also an opening fight, fought under K-1 rules and a super fight fought under K-1 mixed rules (2 rounds of kickboxing, 2 rounds of MMA). In total there were fourteen fighters at the event, representing nine countries.

The tournament winner was Buakaw Por. Pramuk who won the ten million yen first prize by defeating reigning K-1 MAX champion and pre-tournament favourite Masato in the final by unanimous decision after an extra extension round. It was an excellent victory for the relatively unknown Thai who would burst on to the global kickboxing scene and would go on to become a real force in the middleweight division. The other notable result saw popular local MMA fighter Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto defeat kickboxer Yasuhiro Kazuya in their special MMA vs kickboxing match. The event was held in Tokyo at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, on Wednesday, 7 July 2004 in front of 14,000 spectators.[1]

K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Final[edit]

K-1 World MAX Open Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Portugal Paolo Balicha    
 Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki DEC      Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki DEC  
 Japan Hayato        Greece Mike Zambidis    
 Greece Mike Zambidis DEC        Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki    
 United States Duane Ludwig          Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk KO  
 Australia John Wayne Parr DEC      Australia John Wayne Parr    
 Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC      Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC  
 New Zealand Jordan Tai          Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC
 Japan Masato DEC        Japan Masato  
 Turkey Serkan Yilmaz        Japan Masato DEC  
         Mongolia Jadamba Narantungalag *    
           Japan Masato DEC  
 Brazil Marfio Canoletti          Netherlands Albert Kraus    
 Russia Shamil Gaidarbekov DEC      Russia Shamil Gaidarbekov         
 Netherlands Albert Kraus DEC      Netherlands Albert Kraus DEC       
 Mongolia Jadamba Narantungalag    

* Despite defeat Jadamba Narantungalag is invited to tournament as finalist

Results[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buakaw Bests the Best at World Max 2004 Final". K-1 Grand Prix Website. 
  2. ^ "Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. 
  3. ^ "Results". K-1sport.de - Your Source for Everything K-1. 

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