K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final
DateDecember 10, 2000
VenueTokyo Dome
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan
Event chronology
K-1 UK Global Heat 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final K-1 Czech 2000

K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final was a kickboxing event promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the eighth K-1 Grand Prix final, involving eight of the world's top fighters, with all bouts fought under K-1 Rules (100 kg/156-220 lbs). The eight finalists were a mixture of invitees, some of whom had been at the previous year's final, or had qualified via preliminary tournaments (for more detail on this see bulleted list below).

As well as tournament bouts there were also two 'Super Fights', one involving Japanese middleweight star Takayuki Kohiruimaki against Wilreid Montargne, fought under K-1 MAX Rules (70 kg/152 lbs), the other involving UFC legend Frank Shamrock against Elvis Sinosic in a kickboxing match fought under K-1 Rules. In addition, there were also two 'freshman fights' involving local fighters. In total there were sixteen fighters at the event, representing nine countries.

The tournament champion was Ernesto Hoost who defeated Ray Sefo in the final by third round unanimous decision. This would be Ernesto Hoost's third K-1 World Grand Prix victory, adding to the one he had won the previous year and another in '97. Ray Sefo would be making his first K-1 World Grand Prix final appearance. The event was held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday December 10, 2000, in front of 65,000 spectators.

Tournament Qualifiers

Jérôme Le Banner and Mike Bernardo both won the K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Nagoya and K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Fukuoka respectively but were unable to participate in the tournament due to injury.

K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final Tournament[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Croatia Mirko Cro Cop    
Netherlands Ernesto Hoost DEC     Netherlands Ernesto Hoost DEC  
Brazil Francisco Filho DEC     Brazil Francisco Filho    
Germany Stefan Leko         Netherlands Ernesto Hoost DEC
France Cyril Abidi         New Zealand Ray Sefo  
Netherlands Peter Aerts DEC     France Cyril Abidi *  
Japan Musashi       New Zealand Ray Sefo TKO    
New Zealand Ray Sefo TKO  

* Peter Aerts was injured so Cyril Abidi replaced him in the Semi Finals


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final Results". K-1 Official Website.
  2. ^ "Results: K-1 WORLD GRAND PRIX 2000 FINAL". K-1sport.de - Your Source for Everything K-1.

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