K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final

K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament - Final - was a martial arts event promoted by the K-1 organization. It took place on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan. It was the 7th annual K-1 World Max (70 kg/154 lbs weight class) World Championship Final, featuring four quarter final winners of K-1 World MAX 2008 Final 8 held on July 7, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.[1] The card also included a couple of tournament reserve bouts, two Superfights between Takayuki Kohiruimaki vs Joerie Mes and Nieky Holzken vs. Virgil Kalakoda, the ISKA World Lightweight Title Match plus the quarterfinals in K-1's new Koshien King of U-18 series. The four quarter final winners of the K-1 Koshien bouts would qualify for the semi finals at the Dynamite!! 2008 event.[2]

K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final
K-1 MAX 2008 Final.jpg
The poster for K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final.
Information
PromotionK-1
DateOctober 1, 2008
VenueNippon Budokan
CityJapan Tokyo, Japan
Attendance15,321
Event chronology
K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Seoul Final 16 K-1 World MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament Final K-1 Scandinavia Rumble of the Kings 2008

The K-1 World Max 2008 Final attracted a sellout crowd of 15,321 to the Nippon Budokan and was broadcast live in Japan on the TBS network.[3]

Rule changesEdit

In a press conference at Tokyo's Laforet Hotel,[2] prior to the event, the Event Producer Sadaharu Tanikawa announced a number of rule changes effective on October 1, 2008.

  • K-1 World MAX fighter costumes may not cover the body below the knee or above the waist.
  • No oil, lotion or potentially stimulative or irritating substances can be applied to any part of the body. Only a minimal amount of vaseline can only be applied to the face and ears.
  • Introducing an "open-scoring" system, whereby the judges' cards will be revealed for the fighters and their cornermen as well as fans at the conclusion of each round.

K-1 World MAX 2008 TournamentEdit

Final 16 Final 8 Final 4 Final
        
  Masato KO
  Virgil Kalakoda  
  Masato DEC
  Gago Drago  
  Gago Drago KO
  Gori (kickboxer)  
  Masato DEC
  Yoshihiro Sato  
  Yoshihiro Sato DEC
  Murat Direkci  
  Yoshihiro Sato KO
  Buakaw Por. Pramuk  
  Buakaw Por. Pramuk DEC
  Albert Kraus  
  Masato DEC
  Artur Kyshenko  
  Andy Souwer KO
  Mike Zambidis  
  Andy Souwer DEC
  Warren Stevelmans  
  Rosario Presti  
  Warren Stevelmans KO
  Andy Souwer  
  Artur Kyshenko DEC
  Chi Bin Lim  
  Yasuhiro Kido KO
  Yasuhiro Kido  
  Artur Kyshenko DEC
  Artur Kyshenko DEC
  Jordan Tai  

Results[4]Edit

  • Opening Fight: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Nieky Holzken   def. Virgil Kalakoda  
Holzken defeated Kalakoda by KO (Right Hook) at 1:42 of the 1st Round.
  • K-1 Koushien Final 8 (60 kg): K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R
Koya Urabe   def. Yusuke Tsuboi  
Urabe defeated Tsuboi by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 0:54 of the 3rd Round.
Shota Shimada   def. Ryo Murakoshi  
Shimada defeated Murakoshi by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
Ryuya Kusakabe   def. Daizo Sasaki  
Kusakabe defeated Sasaki by TKO at 2:43 of the 1st Round.
Hiroya   def. Taishi Hiratsuka  
Hiroya defeated Hiratsuka by KO (Left Hook) at 0:24 of the 1st Round.
  • Super Fights: K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Joerie Mes   def. Taishin Kohiruimaki  
Mes defeated Kohiruimaki by KO (Left Hook) at 2:59 of the 3rd Round.
  • Reserve Fight 1: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Albert Kraus   def. Yasuhiro Kido  
Kraus defeated Kido by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 0:48 of the 2nd Round.
  • Semi Finals: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Masato   def. Yoshihiro Sato  
Masato defeated Sato by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges scored it a Majority Draw 1-0 (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) in favour of Sato.
Artur Kyshenko   def. Andy Souwer  
Kyshenko defeated Souwer by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges scored it a Decision Draw 0-0, (30-30, 30-30, 30-30).
  • Reserve Fight 2: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Buakaw Por. Pramuk   def. Kultar Gill  
Por. Pramuk defeated Gill by KO (Right Hook) at 2:18 of the 1st Round.
  • Super Fight (60 kg): K-1 Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.1R
Haruaki Otsuki   def. Ryuji Kajiwara  
Otsuki defeated Kajiwara by 3rd Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (30-28, 30-28, 30-28).
  • ISKA Lightweight World Title Fight (60 kg): Kickboxing Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R
Daisuke Uematsu   def. Susumu Daiguji  
Uematsu defeated Daiguji by KO (Left Knee) at 0:29 of the 1st Round.
  • Final: K-1 MAX Rules / 3Min. 3R Ext.2R
Masato   def. Artur Kyshenko  
Masato defeated Kyshenko by Extra Round Unanimous Decision 3-0 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9). After 3 rounds the judges scored it a Majority Draw 1-0 (28-28, 28-27, 28-28) in favor of Masato. Masato is the K-1 World MAX 2008 tournament champion.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Ameba Presents K-1 WORLD MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament -FINAL-"". K-1 grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  2. ^ a b DiPietro, Monty. ""K-1 World Max 2008 Final Press Conference"". K-1 grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  3. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Masato Wins K-1 World Max '08 Championship". K-1 grand Prix Website. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
  4. ^ ""Ameba Presents K-1 WORLD MAX 2008 World Championship Tournament -FINAL-"". K-1 grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2008-08-28.

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