K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final

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K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final
A poster or logo for K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final.
Information
Promotion K-1
Date October 1, 2008
Venue Nippon Budokan
City Japan Tokyo, Japan
Attendance 15,321
Event chronology
K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16 K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final K-1 Scandinavia Rumble of the Kings 2008

K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament - Final - was a martial arts event promoted by the K-1 organization. It took place on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan. It was the 7th annual K-1 World Max (70kg/154lbs weight class) World Championship Final, featuring four quarter final winners of K-1 World MAX 2008 Final 8 held on July 7, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.[1] The card also included a couple of tournament reserve bouts, two Superfights between Takayuki Kohiruimaki vs Joerie Mes and Nieky Holzken vs. Virgil Kalakoda, the ISKA World Lightweight Title Match plus the quarterfinals in K-1's new Koshien King of U-18 series . The four quarter final winners of the K-1 Koshien bouts would qualify for the semi finals at the Dynamite!! 2008 event. [2]

The K-1 World Max 2008 Final attracted a sellout crowd of 15,321 to the Nippon Budokan and was broadcast live in Japan on the TBS network.[3]

Rule changes[2][edit]

In a press conference at Tokyo's Laforet Hotel, prior to the event, the Event Producer Sadaharu Tanikawa announced a number of rule changes effective on October 1, 2008.

  • K-1 World MAX fighter costumes may not cover the body below the knee or above the waist.
  • No oil, lotion or potentially stimulative or irritating substances can be applied to any part of the body. Only a minimal amount of vaseline can only be applied to the face and ears.
  • Introducing an "open-scoring" system, whereby the judges' cards will be revealed for the fighters and their cornermen as well as fans at the conclusion of each round.

K-1 World MAX 2008 Tournament[edit]

Final 16   Final 8   Final 4   Final
                           
 Japan Masato KO  
 South Africa Virgil Kalakoda        Japan Masato DEC  
 Armenia Gago Drago KO    Armenia Gago Drago    
 Northern Mariana Islands Gori (kickboxer)          Japan Masato DEC  
 Japan Yoshihiro Sato DEC        Japan Yoshihiro Sato    
 Turkey Murat Direkci        Japan Yoshihiro Sato KO
 Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC    Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk    
 Netherlands Albert Kraus          Japan Masato DEC
 Netherlands Andy Souwer KO        Ukraine Artur Kyshenko  
 Greece Mike Zambidis        Netherlands Andy Souwer DEC  
 Italy Rosario Presti      South Africa Warren Stevelmans    
 South Africa Warren Stevelmans KO        Netherlands Andy Souwer  
 South Korea Chi Bin Lim          Ukraine Artur Kyshenko DEC  
 Japan Yasuhiro Kido KO      Japan Yasuhiro Kido  
 Ukraine Artur Kyshenko DEC    Ukraine Artur Kyshenko DEC  
 New Zealand Jordan Tai    

Results[4][edit]

  • Opening Fight: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Nieky Holzken Netherlands def. Virgil Kalakoda South Africa
Holzken defeated Kalakoda by KO (Right Hook) at 1:42 of the 1st Round.
  • K-1 Koushien Final 8 (60 kg): K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R
Koya Urabe Japan def. Yusuke Tsuboi Japan
Urabe defeated Tsuboi by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 0:54 of the 3rd Round.
Shota Shimada Japan def. Ryo Murakoshi Japan
Shimada defeated Murakoshi by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
Ryuya Kusakabe Japan def. Daizo Sasaki Japan
Kusakabe defeated Sasaki by TKO at 2:43 of the 1st Round.
Hiroya Japan def. Taishi Hiratsuka Japan
Hiroya defeated Hiratsuka by KO (Left Hook) at 0:24 of the 1st Round.
  • Super Fights: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Joerie Mes Netherlands def. Taishin Kohiruimaki Japan
Mes defeated Kohiruimaki by KO (Left Hook) at 2:59 of the 3rd Round.
  • Reserve Fight 1: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Albert Kraus Netherlands def. Yasuhiro Kido Japan
Kraus defeated Kido by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 0:48 of the 2nd Round.
  • Semi Finals: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Masato Japan def. Yoshihiro Sato Japan
Masato defeated Sato by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges scored it a Majority Draw 1-0 (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) in favour of Sato.
Artur Kyshenko Ukraine def. Andy Souwer Netherlands
Kyshenko defeated Souwer by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges scored it a Decision Draw 0-0, (30-30, 30-30, 30-30).
  • Reserve Fight 2: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Buakaw Por. Pramuk Thailand def. Kultar Gill India
Por. Pramuk defeated Gill by KO (Right Hook) at 2:18 of the 1st Round.
  • Super Fight (60 kg): K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Haruaki Otsuki Japan def. Ryuji Kajiwara Japan
Otsuki defeated Kajiwara by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-28).
  • ISKA Lightweight World Title Fight (60kg): Kickboxing Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R
Daisuke Uematsu Japan def. Susumu Daiguji Japan
Uematsu defeated Daiguji by KO (Left Knee) at 0:29 of the 1st Round.
  • Final: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R
Masato Japan def. Artur Kyshenko Ukraine
Masato defeated Kyshenko by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges scored it a Majority Draw 1-0 (28-28, 28-27, 28-28) in favor of Masato. Masato is the K-1 World MAX 2008 tournament champion.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Ameba Presents K-1 WORLD MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament -FINAL-"". K-1 grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  2. ^ a b DiPietro, Monty. ""K-1 World Max 2008 Final Press Conference"". K-1 grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  3. ^ DiPietro, Monty. ""Masato Wins K-1 World Max '08 Championship"". K-1 grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  4. ^ ""Ameba Presents K-1 WORLD MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament -FINAL-"". K-1 grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 

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