K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Seoul Final 16
|K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final 16|
The poster for K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final 16.
|Date||October 02, 2010|
|Venue||Olympic Gymnastics Arena|
|City||Seoul, Republic of Korea|
K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Seoul Final 16 was a martial arts event held by the K-1 on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, Korea. It was the Final Elimination tournament for top sixteen fighters. The winners have qualified for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final held on December 11, 2010 at Yokohama Arena, Japan.
The eight finalists from K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final were automatically qualified, except Remy Bonjasky who could not compete. The eighth spot was filled by K-1 Heavyweight champion, Keijiro Maeda then two World GP 2010 tournament winners from the Bucharest and Canberra. The last six spots were selected by fan voting.
Badr Hari did not enter the tournament for as yet unknown reasons, being replaced by Andrei Arlovski. On September 21, 2010, Michael Schiavello confirmed on his Twitter one last modification of the final card, Ray Sefo replaced Ruslan Karaev. On September 28, 2010, Andrei Arlovski announced on Twitter that he will not fight in the tournament. The Belarusian was replaced by Mighty Mo.
Final 16 Participating Fighters
- Semmy Schilt (K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final Champion)
- Alistair Overeem (2009 Grand Prix Semi Finalist)
- Ewerton Teixeira (2009 Grand Prix Quarter Finalist)
- Jerome Le Banner (2009 Grand Prix Quarter Finalist)
- Errol Zimmerman (2009 Grand Prix Quarter Finalist)
- Kyotaro (K-1 Heavyweight Champion)
- Freddy Kemayo (K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Bucharest Champion)
- Ben Edwards (K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Canberra Champion)
K-1 World GP 2010 Final 16 results
- "K-1 producer Mr.Tanikawa announced FEG was partner with a Chinese investment bank. K-1 WGP schedule was official announced by FEG". mainichi.jp. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
- "Schiavello confirms one last modification of the fight card". twitter.com. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
- "Arlovski to miss K-1 Seoul 2010". twitter.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
- "Fight Card". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2010-09-19.