12/6 K-1 World GP - Finals Live Results

Saturday 6 December 2008


I will post the results LIVE here. It has started!

In addition to a winner of this year's K-1 World GP, will there be any Dynamite! announcements?

No comments though, I expect most of you will have access to see this live, as its airing in the US, Europe and Japan.

The card:
Main-Event - Final: Winner Semi-Final 1 vs. Winner Semi-Final 2
Semi-Final 2: Winner Quarter-Final 3 vs. Winner Quarter-Final 4
Semi-Final 1: Winner Quarter-Final 1 vs. Winner Quarter-Final 2

Reserve Fight (2): Paul Slowinski vs. Melvin Manhoef
Reserve Fight (1): Hong Man Choi vs. Ray Sefo

World GP Quarter-Finals:
#4 - Remy Bonjasky vs. Jerome LeBanner
#3 - Gokhan Saki vs. Ruslan Karaev
#2 - Errol Zimmerman vs. Ewerton Teixeira
#1 - Peter Aerts vs. Badr Hari

Opening Fights:
Mitsugu Noda vs. Tsutomu Takahagi
TAKERU vs. Taisei Ko

Results are posted after the jump.

Opening ceremony, fighters being presented now.


World GP Quarter-Finals:
#1 - Peter Aerts vs. Badr Hari
Round 1
Fighters are entering for the 1st fight. Hari comes out like he is possessed and knocks Aert down early. Aerts is up again. Aerts comes back at the end of the round, but it Hari takes round 1.

Round 2
Hari knock Aerts down again early in Round 2. Aerts is up again, but in trouble. TKO to Hari. The ref steps in to save Aerts from more damage, it could be argued that it was an early stoppage, but Hari was all over him.

#2 - Errol Zimmerman vs. Ewerton Teixeira
Fighters entering for the 2nd quarter-final.
Round 1
Ewerton goes out with lots of leg kicks, Zimmer man has some success with counter punches, but Teixeira looks in control.

Round 2
A closer round, but I would give it to Teixeira.

Round 3
Both fighters have their chances, but Zimmerman knocks Teixeira down at the end of the round! I think we will have an extra round in this one.

Judge 1: Draw
Judge 2: 29-27 Zimmerman
Judge 3: 28-27 Zimmerman

#3 - Gokhan Saki vs. Ruslan Karaev
Round 1
Saki is hitting with some good leg-kicks, but Karaev seems to have control of them. Saki got in some good punches in the end, close round.

Round 2
Karaev has Saki in the corner and is Teeing off. Saki defends well, the ref brings them back to the center. Saki seems to be able to take what Karaev is dishing out so far. Saki is able to fight back and hits Karaev with some good shots. Round goes to Karaev IMO.

Round 3
Spinning backfist from Saki catches Karaev and he goes down. Saki has the momentum now! Karaev comes back. Saki has taken some good shots, but is able to fight back. Both fighters very tired.

Judge 1: Saki
Judge 2: Saki
Judge 3: Saki

#4 - Remy Bonjasky vs. Jerome LeBanner
Fighters are entering.
Round 1
Bonjasky is forcing LeBanner back with kicks, but LeBanner comes back. LeBanner has some heavy taping on his left underarm. Round ends with LeBanner against the ropes, but after the initial flurry, he dint take much damage. Round to Banjasky.

Round 2
LeBanner controls the middle for the first part of the round, then Banjasku forces him back into a corner. Bonjasky hits with some good leg kicks before LeBanner comes back with heavy punches. Close round.

Round 3
Bonjasky comes out more agressive this time and looks fresh. Le Banners elbow dislocates (it looks like). He takes count, and the doctor wants to look at it. Its the left arm, the taped one that gets damaged with a kick. The doctor stops the fight with 1:14 left.

Reserve Fight (1): Hong Man Choi vs. Ray Sefo
Round 1
Sefo starts with a good combination, then Choi comes in with a low-blow. Sefo looks in control and is entertaining the crowd. Choi's knees are dangerous, but Sefo is hitting with good body punches and is doing the most damage so far.
Round should go to Sefo

Round 2
Sefo is able to close the distance and hits with a good leg-kick that hurts Choi. Sefo is taking the knees from Choi and comtinues to move in. No visuable damage so far, but a punch from Choi shakes him up a bit. A close round, might go to Choi.

Round 3
Sefo is making Choi chase him, then closes the distance. The leg-kicks from Sefo is doing damage, but Choi's wild punches are dangerous. Sefo hits with a right that shakes Choi up a bit. This round goes to Sefo in y book.

Sefo gets the decision.

Reserve Fight (2): Paul Slowinski vs. Melvin Manhoef
Round 1
Manhoef comes out hard as expected, without going all out. Manhoef with some good counters and Slowinski gets knocked down. Slowinski gets up but Manhoef smells blood, he goes after it and Slowinski is pushed back into a corner. Manhoef hits with a left and Slowinski goes down, no chance of getting up from that.

Semi-Final 1: Badr Hari vs. Errol Zimmerman
Round 1
Fighters walking in now.
Strong leg kick from Zimmerman to get the fight started. Both fighters very agressive and fast. This is a very close fight, both fighters hitting with body and leg kicks. Hard to say is one fighter has the upper hand until Zimmerman gets his clock cleaned, he looks in trouble but recovers. Hari seems to have the upper hand as the bell rings.

Round 2
Hari's straight punches goes through Zimmerman's guard time and time again. Attempt at a flying backspinning kick from Zimmerman misses the target. A right from Hari hits , but Zimmerman comes back and knocks Hari down with a right just as Hari looks to take control! Hari comes back and forces Zimmerman back. Again a straight jab from Hari goes through the guard. Zimmerman gets knocked down by a right just at the end of the round!!

Round 3
Zimmerman chases Hari, but the left jabs still go straight through the guard... This fight is going back and forth! The jabs from Hari looks like they will win him the fight though. Zimmerman swings and Hari hits with a right counter that folds Zimmerman. He does not come back up and Hari wins an exciting fight!

Semi-Final 2: Gokhan Saki vs. Remy Bonjasky
Round 1
Saki opens with leg kicks, Bonjasky is keeping good distance and countering, very patient so far. Bonjasky starts to come forward half way into the round, and Saki is using front kicks to keep the distance and continues with leg kicks as the crowd si shouting for Bonjasky (rare in Japan). Round close, but I think it went to Bonjasky.

Round 2
Bonjasky seems to hurt Saki with a knee, he loses balance and Bonjasky runs in with a flying kick to the body. It take Saki down and he is clearly in pain and not able to get up. Very unusual KO...

Main-Event - Final: Badr Hari vs. Remy Bonjasky
This should be an awesome final!
The final is about to begin, the audience is asked to return to their seat. Probably another 5 min.

After coming back from his semi-final, Bonjasky has been standing, staing warm and focused. Badr Hari looks way more relaxed and has had a few more minutes to recover as well.

Round 1
The fighters are entering now! Both fighters are in the ring! This will be awesome!

Both fighters come out careful, Hari starts his attack though. Bonjasky has been patient then whole night and looks like its his tactic again. Hari's jab is good agian, combines it with a leg kick.

Half way into the round, Bonjasky explodes again, Hari takes count after a left hook. The end of the round, Hari is on the attack, but Bonjasky avoids damage and should take the round.

Round 2
Again, Hari starts his attack. Hari goes forward and Bonjasky falls under pressure. Hari continues his attack, even stomping Bonjasky on the ground! Bonjasky is not getting up and is getting time to recover. He gets 5 minutes, if he is unable to recover I guess Hari will be disqualified. Hari gets a yellow card and 1 point taken away.

Hari moves over the Bonjasky's corner (Bonjasky is in the neutral corner), and he is not happy! Obviously someone in Bonajsky's corner has said something.

Bonjasky is not able to continue!!! He has double vision and Hari gets the red card!! Hari is disqualified and I think it is deserved, but VERY disappointing.

Bonjasky is the champion.


Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 09:25  

I will be wait from iran

Borre 6 December 2008 at 09:42  

No problem :)

Starting in 15.

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 10:34  

what's happened?

Borre 6 December 2008 at 10:47  

Just took a while to get started, but Hari didnt waste time. Very good performance to kick off the night.

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 12:01  

thanks man
very good your reports

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 13:08  

badr hary is very good

Borre 6 December 2008 at 13:10  

He has been very impressive today!

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 13:20  

your blog needa a shotbox :)

Borre 6 December 2008 at 13:22  

What's a shotbox? Sorry, dont know but always interested in improving! :)

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 13:25  

wooo... Badr Hari vs. Remy Bonjasky

Borre 6 December 2008 at 13:27  

I am a bit surprised, but its an AWESOME fight! Both of them have been really good today!!

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 13:36  

sample shotbox:

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 13:38  

but badr hary is better, because he is more technical.(I think)

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 13:40  

my shotbox is here(persian)
my weblog is here (persian):

Borre 6 December 2008 at 13:40  

Thanks! I will look into the shotbox!

I would pick Hari too, but think Bonjasky comes in fresher (Hari was knocked down in the semi).

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 13:46  

tik tak tik tak tik tak ......

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 13:58  

from were watch final?

Borre 6 December 2008 at 14:08  

This should be on youtube pretty soon.

kickboxer 6 December 2008 at 14:15  

what happened finally?

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 14:31  

the referee is a big son of a bitch

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 14:44  

Are you dumb? What Hari did is completely against the rules and he deserved to be disqualified immediately.

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 15:03  

Badr Hari was my favorite, but what he did made this finale into a complete desillusion for me. Just don,t understand why.. His fight with erol zimmermann was one of the best fights ever for me.....

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 15:17  

Hari is just a dumbass, its sports man not street fight

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 16:14  

Big disappointment. Really robbed Bonjasky of a long-waited championship. It's just not the same to win by disqual

Anonymous,  6 December 2008 at 16:42  

Hari just ruined his own career just like that at 23 years old...

Anonymous,  7 December 2008 at 07:17  

Young, excited, under pressure. His natural instincts took over I'm guessing.
Its was a sad end to an otherwise amazing fight.

I feel sorry for Hari, he could have won that fight if he kept his cool.

A very dramatic end.

Anonymous,  7 December 2008 at 13:47  

I think Hary is yonger and fresher!But REMY got the high class of fight...he is like a panther!

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