K-1 World MAX 2007 World Championship Final

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K-1 World MAX 2007 World Championship Final
Promotion K-1
Date October 3, 2007
Venue Nippon Budokan
City Japan Tokyo, Japan
Attendance 14,231
Event chronology
K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Seoul Final 16 K-1 World MAX 2007 World Championship Final K-1 Fighting Network Latvia 2007

K-1 WORLD MAX 2007 World Championship Final was a kickboxing event promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the sixth annual K-1 World MAX final for middleweight kickboxers (70 kg/154 lb weight class), involving eight finalists and four reserve fighters, with all bouts fought under K-1 rules. Seven of the finalists had won elimination fights at the K-1 World MAX 2007 World Tournament Final Elimination, while the eighth, Gago Drago, had been invited despite losing his elimination match. Another defeated elimination fighter Virgil Kalakoda would be called up to take part in a reserve fight, while the other three reservists were invitees. As well as tournament fights there was an opening fight and two super fights fought under K-1 rules (various weight classes). In total there were eighteen fighters at the event, representing ten countries.

The tournament was won by shoot boxer Andy Souwer who won his second K-1 MAX world final by defeating home favorite Masato who was also vying for his second tournament victory, in what was a rematch from the previous years semi final. After a close first round in which Masato was the aggressor, Souwer turned it on in the second, his low kicks wearing out the Japanese fighter forcing an exhausted and hurt Masato unable to come out for the third round. A delighted Souwer was presented as the victor, dedicating the victory to his recently born second child. It had been a competitive tournament with both finalists having had to work hard to make the final – Souwer had defeated the tough Gago Drago and fellow countryman and 2002 champion Albert Kraus, while Masato had defeated x2 K-1 MAX world champion Buakaw and newcomer Artur Kyshenko – with the victory against Buakaw in particular leaving its toll on Masato. The event was held at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in front of a full house of 14,231.[1]

K-1 World MAX 2007 World Championship Final[edit]

Final Elimination Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC  
 Netherlands Nieky Holzken        Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk    
 Japan Masato DEC      Japan Masato DEC  
 Brazil Gesias Cavalcante          Japan Masato KO  
 Armenia Gago Drago          Ukraine Artur Kyshenko    
 Greece Mike Zambidis DEC      Greece Mike Zambidis    
 Ukraine Artur Kyshenko KO      Ukraine Artur Kyshenko DEC  
 South Korea Su Hwan Lee          Japan Masato  
 Netherlands Albert Kraus DEC        Netherlands Andy Souwer TKO
 South Africa Virgil Kalakoda        Netherlands Albert Kraus DEC  
 Japan Yoshihiro Sato DEC      Japan Yoshihiro Sato    
 Germany Denis Schneidmiller          Netherlands Albert Kraus    
 Netherlands Andy Souwer KO        Netherlands Andy Souwer DEC  
 Denmark Ole Laursen        Netherlands Andy Souwer KO       
         Armenia Gago Drago *         

* Gago Drago was invited to the Final despite losing his elimination fight


See also[edit]


  1. ^ ""Sweet 'n Souwer K-1 World Max Final" Written by Monty DiPietro". K-1 grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Results". K-1 Grand Prix Website. 
  3. ^ "Results". k-1sport.de. 

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