K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16
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A poster or logo for K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16.
Information
Promotion K-1
Date September 27, 2008
Venue Olympic Gymnastics Arena
City South Korea Seoul, Korea
Attendance 15,729
Event chronology
K-1 Koshien 2008 King of Under 18 Final 16 K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16 K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final

K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16 was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday September 27, 2008 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, Korea. It was the Final Elimination tournament for top sixteen fighters. The winners qualified for the K-1 World GP 2008 Final held on December 6, 2008 at Yokohama Arena, Japan.[1]

The eight finalists from K-1 World GP 2007 Final were automatically qualified, then four World GP 2008 tournament winners in Amsterdam, Fukuoka, Taipei and Hawaii. The last four spots were selected by fan voting.

The K-1 World GP 2008 Final 16 attracted a crowd of 15,769 to the Seoul Olympic Complex and was broadcast live across South Korea by CJ Media and in Japan on the Fuji TV Network.[2]

Qualifying Events[edit]

K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka[edit]

The winner was Ewerton Teixeira. For more information, see K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka.

K-1 World GP 2008 in Amsterdam[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
   
      New Zealand Doug Viney    
Belarus Zabit Samedov DEC     Belarus Zabit Samedov DEC  
Brazil Vitor Miranda         Belarus Zabit Samedov DEC  
Belarus Sergei Gur         Netherlands Brian Douwes *    
France Freddy Kemayo KO     France Freddy Kemayo KO  
Turkey Erhan Deniz       Romania Catalin Morosanu    
Romania Catalin Morosanu DEC       Belarus Zabit Samedov  
Netherlands Errol Zimmerman KO       Netherlands Errol Zimmerman DEC
Croatia Damir Tovarovič       Netherlands Errol Zimmerman TKO  
Hungary Attila Karacs KO     Hungary Attila Karacs    
Czech Republic Petr Vondraček         Netherlands Errol Zimmerman KO  
Tonga Paula Mataele         Switzerland Bjorn Bregy    
Switzerland Björn Bregy KO     Switzerland Bjorn Bregy KO      
      South Africa Jan Nortje        
   

* Reserve Fight winner Brian Douwes replaced Freddy Kemayo in the Semi Finals as Freddy Kemayo was unable to continue due to injury

K-1 World GP 2008 in Taipei[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Russia Ruslan Karaev KO  
Japan Tatsufumi Tomihira       Russia Ruslan Karaev TKO  
South Korea Young Hyun Kim DEC     South Korea Young Hyun Kim    
Thailand Saiseelek Nor-Seepun         Russia Ruslan Karaev KO
Russia Aleksandr Pitchkounov DEC       Russia Aleksandr Pitchkounov  
Japan Nobu Hayashi       Russia Aleksandr Pitchkounov KO
South Korea Yong Soo Park       Canada Vaughn Anderson *      
Japan Makoto Uehara KO  

* Reserve Fight winner Vaughn Anderson replaced Makoto Uehara in the Semi Finals as Makoto Uehara was unable to continue due to injury

K-1 World GP 2008 in Hawaii[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
United States Mighty Mo DEC  
United States Justice Smith       South Korea Randy Kim * KO  
United States Butterbean       United States Wesley Correira    
United States Wesley Correira KO       South Korea Randy Kim  
Turkey Gokhan Saki KO       Turkey Gokhan Saki KO
United States Deutsch Pu'u       Turkey Gokhan Saki KO
Denmark Nicholas Pettas       United States Rick Cheek      
United States Rick Cheek TKO  

* Reserve Fight winner Randy Kim replaced Mighty Mo in the Semi Finals as Mighty Mo could not continue due to injury

Fan Voting Results[edit]

Paul Slowinski earned a wild-card spot on the card through a fan poll on the K-1 website. Ray Sefo of New Zealand and Chalid "Die Faust" Arrab from Germany were also voted into the tournament.

Results[3][edit]

  • Opening Fights: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext. 1R
Keijiro Maeda Japan vs Min Ho Song South Korea
Maeda defeated Song by KO (Right Low Kick) at 1:43 of the 3rd Round.
Zabit Samedov Belarus vs Fabiano da Silva Brazil
Samedov defeated da Silva by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-29).
Yong Soo Park South Korea vs Randy Kim South Korea
Kim defeated Park by KO (Right Low Kick) at 1:11 of the 2nd Round.
  • Final 16 : K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext. 2R
Ruslan Karaev Russia vs Chalid Arrab Germany
Karaev defeated Arrab by KO (3 Knockdown, Punche Rush) at 2:30 of the 2nd Round.
Jerome Le Banner France vs Junichi Sawayashiki Japan
Le Banner defeated Sawayashiki by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-27, 30-28).
Ray Sefo New Zealand vs Gokhan Saki Turkey
Saki defeated Sefo by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges had scored it Decision Draw 0-0 (29-29, 30-30, 30-30).
Glaube Feitosa Brazil vs Errol Zimmerman Netherlands
Zimmerman defeated Feitosa by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
Remy Bonjasky Netherlands vs Paul Slowinski Poland
Bonjasky defeated Slowinski by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 30-30, 30-29).
Ewerton Teixeira Brazil vs Musashi Japan
Teixeira defeated Musashi by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-28).
Badr Hari Morocco vs Choi Hong-man South Korea
Hari defeated Hong-man by TKO (Corner stoppage) at the beginning of the Extra Round. After 3 rounds the judges had scored it a Majority Draw 1-0 (28-29, 28-28, 28-28) in favour of Hong-man.
Semmy Schilt Netherlands vs Peter Aerts Netherlands
Aerts defeated Schilt by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 30-29, 30-30).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2008 IN SEOUL -FINAL16-". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  2. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Aerts Overwhelms Schilt in Seoul". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ "FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2008 IN SEOUL -FINAL16-". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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