K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final
The poster for K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final.
DateDecember 6, 2008
VenueYokohama Arena
CityJapan Yokohama, Japan
Attendance17,823 [1]
Event chronology
K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Riga K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final K-1 Fighting Network Prague 2008

K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 Final was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday December 6, 2008 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. It was the 16th K-1 World GP Final, the culmination of a year full of regional elimination tournaments. All fights followed the classic 8-man tournament format and were conducted under K-1 rules; three rounds of three minutes each, with a possible tiebreaker. The qualification for the top eight fighters in this event was held at K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16.

Final 8 match ups[edit]

The drawing of the final 8 match ups took place in the ring right after the final 8 had been determined in Seoul, Korea. A random draw assigned the selection order and the fighters one by one made their way to a stage. First, Ruslan Karaev chose the third fight, next up was Bonjasky who opted for the fourth fight. Zimmerman went to the second bout. Saki, selecting fourth, matched himself up with Karaev. Selecting next, Teixeira decided Zimmerman in the second bout. Aerts eschewed a match-up with Bonjasky, instead of still-empty first bout. LeBanner, with the option of Aerts or Bonjasky, put himself in against the latter. Hari therefore ended up with Aerts.[2]

K-1 World GP 2008 bracket[edit]

Final 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Netherlands Semmy Schilt
Netherlands Peter Aerts DEC
Netherlands Peter Aerts
Morocco Badr Hari TKO
Morocco Badr Hari TKO
South Korea Choi Hong Man
Morocco Badr Hari KO
Curaçao Errol Zimmerman
Brazil Glaube Feitosa
Curaçao Errol Zimmerman DEC
Curaçao Errol Zimmerman DEC
Brazil Ewerton Teixeira
Brazil Ewerton Teixeira DEC
Japan Musashi
Morocco Badr Hari DSQ
Netherlands Remy Bonjasky
New Zealand Ray Sefo
Turkey Gökhan Saki DEC
Turkey Gökhan Saki DEC
Russia Ruslan Karaev
Russia Ruslan Karaev KO
Germany Chalid Arrab
Turkey Gökhan Saki
Netherlands Remy Bonjasky KO
Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC
Australia Paul Slowinski
Netherlands Remy Bonjasky TKO
France Jerome Le Banner
France Jerome Le Banner DEC
Japan Junichi Sawayashiki


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bonjasky Wins K-1 World GP; Hari Loses It Archived 2009-01-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Aerts Overwhelms Schilt in Seoul". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  3. ^ "Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2008-12-10.

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