K-1 World MAX 2006 World Championship Final

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K-1 World MAX 2006 World Championship Final
Promotion K-1
Date June 30, 2006
Venue Yokohama Arena
City Japan Yokohama, Japan
Attendance 16,918
Event chronology
K-1 Kings of Oceania 2006 Round 1 K-1 World MAX 2006 World Championship Final K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Sapporo

K-1 World MAX 2006 World Championship Final was a kickboxing event promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the fifth K-1 World MAX final for middleweight kickboxers (70 kg/154 lb weight class), involving eight finalists and two reserve fighters, with all bouts fought under K-1 rules. Seven of the finalists had won elimination fights at the K-1 World MAX 2005 World Tournament Open, while the eighth, Virgil Kalakoda, had been invited despite losing his elimination match. The two reserve fighters had qualified via preliminary tournaments; Artur Kyshenko had won the K-1 East Europe MAX and Rayen Simson had won the K-1 MAX Netherlands. As well as tournament matches there were also a two opening fights and two super fights fought under K-1 rules (middleweight and heavyweight). In total there were eighteen fighters at the event, representing nine countries.

The tournament was won by Buakaw Por. Pramuk who defeated Andy Souwer in the final. Prior to the tournament both fighters had stated their intention to be the first fighter to win two K-1 MAX finals, with Buakaw becoming the first two time champion defeating Souwer via KO in the second round of their match. Other results saw Muay Thai world champion Yodsanklai Fairtex defeat SuperLeague starlet Kamal El Amrani and Kenpo Karate expert Fernando Calleros defeated local fighter Kozo Takeda, both by decision. The event was held at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan on Friday, 30 June 2006, in front of a sellout crowd of 16,918 and was broadcast live across Japan on TBS.[1]

K-1 World MAX 2006 World Championship Final Tournament[edit]

K-1 World MAX Open Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Japan Masato TKO  
 Lithuania Remigijus Morkevičius        Japan Masato DEC  
 South Korea Chi Bin Lim        Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki    
 Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki TKO        Japan Masato    
 Mongolia Tsogto Amara          Netherlands Andy Souwer DEC  
 Netherlands Andy Souwer DEC      Netherlands Andy Souwer TKO  
         South Africa Virgil Kalakoda *    
           Netherlands Andy Souwer  
 Turkey Ali Gunyar          Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk KO
 Netherlands Albert Kraus DEC      Netherlands Albert Kraus    
 Armenia Gago Drago DEC      Armenia Gago Drago  DEC  
 Denmark Ole Laursen          Armenia Gago Drago    
 South Africa Virgil Kalakoda          Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC  
 Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC      Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk KO       
 Japan Yoshihiro Sato DEC      Japan Yoshihiro Sato         
 Greece Mike Zambidis    

* Virgil Kalakoda was invited to the Final despite his elimination fight defeat


See also[edit]


  1. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Buakaw Best in World Max Final". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. 
  3. ^ "Results". k-1sport.de. 

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