K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Final Elimination
|K-1 World Grand Prix 2003
|Date||October 11, 2003|
K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Final Elimination was a kickboxing event promoted by the K-1 organization. The event was held at the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan on Saturday, October 11, 2003 in front of 31,700 spectators. It was the final elimination competition for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2003, involving fourteen fighters from across the world, with all bouts being fought under K-1 Rules (100 kg/156-220 lbs). The fourteen fighters were a mixture of invitees or had qualified via previous events (for more information on this see the bulleted list below).
As well as elimination fights there was also a 'Super Fight' between Bjorn Bregy and Michael McDonald fought under K-1 Rules. In total there were sixteen fighters at the event, representing eleven countries.
The seven elimination fight winners would qualify for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 final where they would join K-1 Survival 2003 Japan Grand Prix Final winner Musashi. Super fight winner Bjorn Bregy and losing elimination fighter Carter Williams would also be invited as reservists.
- Cyril Abidi - K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris runner up
- Peter Aerts - Invitee (at last years tournament)
- Mike Bernardo - Invitee
- Remy Bonjasky - K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Las Vegas II winner
- Francois Botha - Invitee
- Francisco Filho - Invitee
- Sam Greco - Invitee
- Peter Graham - K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Melbourne winner
- Alexey Ignashov - K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris winner
- Stefan Leko - Invitee (at last years tournament)
- Bob Sapp - Invitee (at last years tournament)
- Ray Sefo - Invitee (at last years tournament)
- Jerrel Venetiaan - K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Basel winner
- Carter Williams - K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Las Vegas winner
Super Fight: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R
- Bjorn Bregy vs Michael McDonald
- Bregy defeated McDonald by KO (Knee Strike, 3 Knockdowns) at 2:50 of the 1st Round
Elimination Fights: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R
- Ray Sefo vs Carter Williams
- Sefo defeated Williams by 2nd Round Decision 2-0 (20-19, 20-19, 19-19) after being unable to continue due to injury
- Mike Bernardo vs Alexey Ignashov
- Ignashov defeated Bernardo by KO (Right Punch & Right Low Kick) at 2:21 of the 2nd Round
- Peter Aerts vs Jerrel Venetiaan
- Aerts defeated Venetiaan by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-29, 30-29, 30-28)
- Francisco Filho vs Stefan Leko
- Leko defeated Filho by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-29, 29-28)
- "Results". K-1sport.de - Your Source for Everything K-1.