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.
|K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16|
|Date||September 27, 2008|
|Venue||Olympic Gymnastics Arena|
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.
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|
|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|
* 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|
|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 *|
* 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|
|Justice Smith||Randy Kim *||KO|
|Wesley Correira||KO||Randy Kim|
|Gokhan Saki||KO||Gokhan Saki||KO|
|Deutsch Pu'u||Gokhan Saki||KO|
|Nicholas Pettas||Rick Cheek|
* 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.
- 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.
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