K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16

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]

K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16
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The poster for K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16.
Information
PromotionK-1
DateSeptember 27, 2008
VenueOlympic Gymnastics Arena
CitySouth Korea Seoul, Korea
Attendance15,729
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

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 eventsEdit

K-1 World GP 2008 in FukuokaEdit

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

K-1 World GP 2008 in AmsterdamEdit

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
  Doug Viney  
  Zabit Samedov DEC   Zabit Samedov DEC
  Vitor Miranda     Zabit Samedov DEC
  Sergei Gur     Brian Douwes *  
  Freddy Kemayo KO   Freddy Kemayo KO
  Erhan Deniz     Cătălin Moroșanu  
  Cătălin Moroșanu DEC   Zabit Samedov  
  Errol Zimmerman KO   Errol Zimmerman DEC
  Damir Tovarovič     Errol Zimmerman TKO
  Attila Karacs KO   Attila Karacs  
  Petr Vondraček     Errol Zimmerman KO
  Paula Mataele     Bjorn Bregy  
  Björn Bregy KO   Bjorn Bregy KO
  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 TaipeiEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
  Ruslan Karaev KO
  Tatsufumi Tomihira     Ruslan Karaev TKO
  Young-hyun Kim DEC   Young-hyun Kim  
  Saiseelek Nor-Seepun     Ruslan Karaev KO
  Aleksandr Pitchkounov DEC   Aleksandr Pitchkounov  
  Nobu Hayashi     Aleksandr Pitchkounov KO
  Yong-soo Park     Vaughn Anderson *  
  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 HawaiiEdit

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
  Mighty Mo DEC
  Justice Smith     Randy Kim * KO
  Butterbean     Wesley Correira  
  Wesley Correira KO   Randy Kim  
  Gokhan Saki KO   Gokhan Saki KO
  Deutsch Pu'u     Gokhan Saki KO
  Nicholas Pettas     Rick Cheek  
  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 ResultsEdit

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   vs Min Ho Song  
Maeda defeated Song by KO (Right Low Kick) at 1:43 of the 3rd Round.
Zabit Samedov   vs Fabiano da Silva  
Samedov defeated da Silva by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-29).
Yong Soo Park   vs Randy Kim  
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   vs Chalid Arrab  
Karaev defeated Arrab by KO (3 Knockdown, Punche Rush) at 2:30 of the 2nd Round.
Jerome Le Banner   vs Junichi Sawayashiki  
Le Banner defeated Sawayashiki by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-27, 30-28).
Ray Sefo   vs Gokhan Saki  
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   vs Errol Zimmerman  
Zimmerman defeated Feitosa by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
Remy Bonjasky   vs Paul Slowinski  
Bonjasky defeated Slowinski by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 30-30, 30-29).
Ewerton Teixeira   vs Musashi  
Teixeira defeated Musashi by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-28).
Badr Hari   vs Hong-man Choi  
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   vs Peter Aerts  
Aerts defeated Schilt by 3rd Round Majority Decision 2-0 (30-29, 30-29, 30-30).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  3. ^ "FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2008 IN SEOUL -FINAL16-". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2008-08-18.

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