K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final
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A poster or logo for K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final.
Information
Promotion K-1
Date December 8, 2007
Venue Yokohama Arena Japan
City Yokohama, Japan
Attendance 17,667
Total purse US$ 400,000
Event chronology
K-1 Championships 2007 German Finals K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2007

K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday December 8, 2007 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. It was the 15th 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 top eight fighters, K-1 World GP 2007 in Seoul Final 16 was held on October 28, 2007 in Seoul, Korea.[1]

The event drew a sellout crowd of 17,667 to the Yokohama Arena. It was broadcast live in Japan on the Fuji TV network; in South Korea on XTM; in Hong Kong on PCCW; in Australia on Main Event; in Brazil on Globosat; in Canada on The Fight Network; in Romania on ProTV; in Hungary on RTL Klub and across Scandinavia on Viasat. With all the delayed broadcasts bringing it to a total of 135 countries.[2] The English language commentary team was headed by an Australian Michael Schiavello, with four time K-1 World Champion Ernesto Hoost, Ray Sefo and Akebono. The event ring announcer was Jimmy Lennon Jr.

K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final Tournament[edit]

Final 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
France Jérôme Le Banner KO
South Korea Yong-Soo Park
France Jérôme Le Banner DEC
South Korea Choi Hong-man
South Korea Choi Hong-man DEC
United States Mighty Mo
France Jérôme Le Banner
Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO
Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO
Poland Paul Slowinski
Netherlands Semmy Schilt DEC
Brazil Glaube Feitosa
Brazil Glaube Feitosa DEC
Germany Chalid Arrab
Netherlands Semmy Schilt TKO
Netherlands Peter Aerts
Morocco Badr Hari TKO
New Zealand Doug Viney
Morocco Badr Hari
Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC
Netherlands Remy Bonjasky KO
Germany Stefan Leko
Netherlands Remy Bonjasky
Netherlands Peter Aerts DEC
Netherlands Peter Aerts TKO
New Zealand Ray Sefo
Netherlands Peter Aerts KO
Japan Junichi Sawayashiki
Japan Yusuke Fujimoto
Japan Junichi Sawayashiki TKO

Results[3][edit]

Opening Fights: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R

Mitsugu Noda Japan def. Noel Cadet France
Noda defeated Cadet by TKO at 1:13 of the 2nd Round.
Jan Nortje South Africa def. Dong Wook Kim South Korea
Nortje defeated Kim by TKO (Punch) at 0:11 of the 2nd Round.
Takashi Tashikawa Japan def. Ki Min Kim South Korea
Tashikawa defeated Kim by KO at 1:21 of the 1st Round.

Reserve Fight: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Paul Slowinski Poland def. Mighty Mo United States
Slowinski defeated Mo by TKO (Low Kicks) at 0:50 of the 2nd Round.

Quarter Finals: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Jérôme Le Banner France def. Choi Hong-man South Korea
Le Banner defeated Choi by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-29, 30-28, 30-29).
Semmy Schilt Netherlands def. Glaube Feitosa Brazil
Schilt defeated Feitosa by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-27, 30-28, 30-27).
Remy Bonjasky Netherlands def. Badr Hari Morocco
Bonjasky defeated Hari by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 29-29, 30-29).
Peter Aerts Netherlands def. Junichi Sawayashiki Japan
Aerts defeated Sawayashiki by KO (Straight Right Punch) at 1:29 of the 1st Round.

Semi Finals: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R

Semmy Schilt Netherlands def. Jérôme Le Banner France
Schilt defeated Le Banner by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 1:02 of the 2nd Round.
Peter Aerts Netherlands def. Remy Bonjasky Netherlands
Aerts defeated Bonjasky by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-29, 30-27, 30-28).

Super Fight: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R

Musashi Japan def. David Dancrade France
Musashi defeated Dancrade by KO (Left Mid Kick) at 2:59 of the 1st Round.

Final: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R

Semmy Schilt Netherlands def. Peter Aerts Netherlands
Schilt defeated Aerts by TKO (Knee Injury) at 1:49 of the 1st Round.

The tournament winner Semmy Schilt of Netherlands became the first fighter ever in K-1 history to win the Championship three years in a row and picked up a winner's purse of US$400,000.[2]

For the last six years, the K-1 World GP Champion has been a Dutchman and in K-1's 15-year history, a Dutch fighter has won the World GP a total of 12 times.[2]


Line-up changes before the event:

Poland Paul Slowinski replaces announced fighter Germany Chalid Arrab due to an Appendicitis.[4]

France David Dancrade replaces announced fighter France Souleimane Konate due to an injury.[4]

New Zealand Ray Sefo is not cleared to fight by the doctor due to an eye injury sustained during training. The Reserve Fight #2 is dropped from the card and his opponent Paul Slowinski is moved up to Reserve Fight #1.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matchups Set for K-1 World GP Final". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Di Pietro, Monty. "Schilt Three-Peats as K-1 World GP Champion". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2007-12-08.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Schilt_Three-Peats_as_K-1_World_GP_Champion" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ "K-1 Official Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b c "Line-up changes for K-1 World GP Final". www.mat-magazine.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 

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