MMA K-1 World GP FINAL 16 *OFFICIAL THREAD*

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  1. Beepsandbuzzes

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    K-1 World GP FINAL 16, September 27, Seoul Korea *OFFICIAL THREAD*

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    (Image taken from K-1 website, http://www.k-1.co.jp/k-1gp/top869.htm)

    Going to be the best K1 event of the year to date, all the top fighters will be competing. Post your picks and opinions about the fights/matchups.

    My picks (I've never been a fan of picking specific outcomes for fights, I think it is always probabilistic, but I'll give it a shot since I made the thread):

    Schilt vs Aerts:
    I pray that Aerts can overcome Schilt but my head tells me it will not happen. I expect Schilt to take victory via point decision, but inside I pray that Aerts pulls off an upset to keep Snoozefest Schilt from reach-festing his way to a victory in the finals.

    Badr Hari vs Hong Man Choi
    This is the most interesting fight on the card. Badr Hari has seemed invincible recently, and I would favour his chances versus any other fighters on the card except for Schilt or Choi. Choi, while lacking in speed and skill, is retardedly huge, and has bones like rock. I expect that Hari will take this fight via decision from repeated leg kicks, but I hope that Hari wins via right hand on Choi's button.

    Jerome Lebanner vs Junichi Sawayashiki
    Jerome Lebanner via brutal KO in the first or second.

    Teixera vs Musashi
    I don't know enough about Teixera to call this fight, but he won the GP in Japan earlier this year, so he's no slouch.
    Musashi has been looking spectacular in the past year, I expect this will be a close and exciting fight. Musashi is really the only Japanese fighter with a skerrick of a chance of getting deep in this tourney. I pick Musashi via TKO.

    Karaev vs Chalid
    Karaev is a really inconsistent fighter, with great power and technique but a questionable jaw. Chalid should really test him. Nonetheless, I see this going to Karaev via decision.

    Bonjasky vs Slowinski
    Bonjasky should dispatch Slowinsky pretty handily, despite being Australian I've never been a big fan of Slowinski. Slowinski has a chance if he can hit Bonjasky with enough of his brutal leg kicks, but IMO Bonjasky has to much technique for Slowinski.

    Feitosa vs Zimmerman
    Feitosa via Brazilian kick!

    Sefo vs Saki
    Sefo has dropped his last 5 fights, and Saki has won his last 14 fights. Admittedly, Sefo has fought all the top competition and Saki has yet to fight any of the top guys. Unfortunately it seems that Sefo clearly over the hill, and I see this going to Saki by way of TKO.

    And to top it off, here's a funny picture I ripped from a Korean site with some bobble heads.
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  2. teep

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    interesting card. i dunno. k1 doesn't do it for me so much anymore. i hate how they changed the rules
     
  3. SCirone

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    I am going to go way out on a limb here and say Schilt takes it all
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    I agree 100% with your picks and breakdowns :h5:
     
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    Looks like an awesome card, can't wait.
     
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    yeah its going to be a sick card. Feitosa is always fun to watch. Coolest kicker ever. The only fight I dissagree with is the HMC one you picked. I think HMC will win.

    edit - coolest kicker next to cung le
     
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  7. Kuet

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    what did they change and when??
     
  8. Beepsandbuzzes

    Beepsandbuzzes New Member

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    HMC is definitely in there with a big chance. I'm gonna be watching this LIVE in a giant arena packed with Koreans, and I am majorly supporting Hari to beat Hong man. Hong Man Choi is a National Hero over here, as in women children and grandparents know who he is and he's on tv like every day. I hope some broly Koreans don't start a beat down on me for cheering on Badr.
     
  9. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    I love you Ray Ray but you don't even deserve to be in the final 16 :-/ No idea what state Sefo will come in.

    I hope someone gets up and beats Schilt. I would think Hari and Choi have a chance but only one of them can go through :-/ Aerts will at least be fresh against Choi so he has a shot with his power.
     
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    Im hoping we can see a solid sefo if not maybee its time to retire
     
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    :rofl: yeah you better watch your back or you'll get a sucker TKD kick to the head.

    Hong Man Choi is such a fucking tard. His skills suck, but he gets away with it just cause he's big.
     
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    He's Sapptastic!
     
  13. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    I feel the same way about Schilt, even though he's light years ahead of Sapp and Choi in skill. It sucks to see genetic freakiness overshadow talent.
     
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    i second the gayness of schilt.
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    awesome card .. hoping for a download link shortly after :x:
     
  16. Kuet

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    when is this event?
     
  17. Beepsandbuzzes

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    This Saturday night. I'm sure someone will put the fights on the tractor moments after they happen.
     
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    Well the event's over, it was freakin' awesome, the production, the entrances, everything had the air of a giant spectacle. Watching all the fighters line up at the opening of the event, and watching the entrances live with pumping music was such a memorable experience, watching the clips of the fights on the net or on tv as I have done in the past pales in comparison to being there in person. Despite many of the fights finishing in decisions, it was full with exciting fights and several upsets. Here are some thoughts and comments below (SPOLERS!!!!):












    First and foremost, WAR PETER AERTS!!!! He ended the reign of Semmy Schilt tonight. He showed so much heart, jumping and swarming Schilt, landing many crisp blows to Semmy's head. Most of all he just kept coming and coming, and never let up. A well deserved win, the finals are going to be much more interesting due to Aert's epic victory.

    Feitosa had no answer for Zimmerman and was brutally destroyed over the course of three rounds. I guess I have to rethink my opinion of Feitosa, also evidently Zimmerman is a very young up and comer who has proven his worth.

    Hari took apart Hong Man Choi. Unbelievably, one ref gave the fight to HMC (that guy should lay off the soju), and 2 refs called it a draw, even in Korea everybody was booing the hell out of the decision. Regardless, HMC's corner threw in the towel at the beginning of the extension round. I believe HMC had broken ribs from Hari's repeated blows to the body.

    Slowinski got robbed in his decision against Bonjasky, but I would have to rewatch the fight, I suppose it was close, but I think it should have been either a draw, or win to Slowinski, I can't imagine how Bonjasky took that victory.

    Karaev scored the only real spectacular knockout of the night against Chalid Die Faust, Karaev is an mothertruckin' offensive phenom.
     
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    nice recap

    :bowdown: i wanna see the schilt fight
     
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    ***SPOILERS TAKEN FROM ANOTHER SITE***

















    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Semmy Schilt vs. Peter Aerts via decision split

    -Rd1 Aerts comes out swinging for the KO, low leg kicks by Aerts and counter combos by Schilt. Schilt now with the low kicks and Aerts with the right jabs, Aerts is definietly the aggressor.
    -Rd2 They are both throwing strikes and kicks, Aerts rushes Schilt and lands several atrikes. Shilt going for low kicks and Aerts coming over the top with right and left hooks.
    -Rd3 Aerts rushes again and gets the clinch, they continue trading strikes and the fight may be a draw. NO !!!!



    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Badr Hari vs. Hong Man Choi via HMC unable to fight a 4th Round

    -Rd1 Goodstrikes by both as Hari shows no fear going after the bigger HMC and HMC lands leg kicks.
    -Rd2 HMC knocksdown Hari, Hari gets back up, HMC using his giant reach advantage to keep Hari away, Hari works the low leg kicks, Hari lands a combo.
    -Rd3 More low leg kicks by Hari to start, HMC lands a right, Hari with a body shot, HMC trying to use his reach to keep Hari away but Hari is relentless, stick and move combos as the fight ends.


    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Ewerton Teixeira vs. MUSASHI via decision split

    -Rd1 Good start by both as neither fighter backed down and both landed good shots -edge Teixeira
    -Rd2 Musashi issued yellow card, Teixeira with the knockdown, Musashi back up but gets rocked again as the round ends.
    -Rd3 Musashi comes out swinging, Teixeira comes back back with counters and takes the advantage, Musashi becomes the aggressor in round 3. Teixeira responds with big punches and they exchange as the bell rings.


    **Intermission**


    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Remy Bonjasky vs. Paul Slowinski via decision split

    -Rd1 Good start by both fighters but Remy seems to have the advantage after landing several flying knees.
    -Rd2 Remy continues to back up Slowinski with low leg kicks and combos and goes up 2 rounds to none.
    -Rd3 Slowinski comes out striking, taking the fight to Remy, combo after combo, now Remy starts to counter. Remy back on the offensive, LHK's and knees by Remy. The fight ends with a nice exchange!


    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Glaube Feitosa vs. Errol Zimmerman via decision unanimous

    -Rd1 Both fighters show combos and exchange control of the fight until late in the first when Zimmerman unloads and gets Feitosa hurt and a standing count. Feitosa recovers and the fight goes on.
    -Rd2 Zimmerman controlling again and gets Feitosa hurt again for another standing count but can't put him away.
    -Rd3 Zimmerman looks tired so Feitosa gets some good strikes in, more combos by Feitosa, he definitely had Zimmerman hurt in the 3rd but it won't be enough.


    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Gokhan Saki vs. Ray Sefo via decision unanimous

    -Rd1 Saki lands a spinning backkick which puts Sefo to the ground but Sefo recovers and lands some nice leg kicks.
    -Rd2 pretty much even with Sefo pushing the pase for the first minute and a half and then Saki coming back and landing nice combos.
    -Rd3 Sefo taunts Saki and lands several combos but no quit in Saki, Sefo stalks him around the ring but great counters by Saki. DRAW 4th ROUND
    -Rd4 Sefo starts to gas and Saki picks him apart with a few counters thrown in by Sefo.


    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Jerome Le Banner vs. Junichi Sawayashiki via decision unanimous

    -Rd1 JLB was overpowering but couldn't finish
    -Rd2 Junichi makes it competitive but almost gets Ko'ed at the end of the round
    -Rd3 Much of the same but Junichi showed no fear against the bigger JLB, many exchanges but no knockdowns


    FINAL16 : K-1 Rules
    Ruslan Karaev vs. Chalid "Die Faust" via TKO strikes Round 2

    -Rd1 Karaev came out strong, Chalid got a knockdown and Karaev finished strong.
    -Rd2 Karaev knocked down Chalid twice with the second on coming at the bell and Chalid was done!


    Opening Fight : K-1 Rules
    Randy Kim vs. Yong Soo Park via TKO Round 2

    --good beginning for both fighters but Park seemed to just give up because of injury.

    Opening Fight : K-1 Rules
    Zabit Samedov vs. Fabiano Da Silva - wins by Decision

    Opening Fight : K-1 Rules
    Keijiro Maeda VS Min Ho Song - wins by lowkick TKO (Round 3)
     
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    I really disagree with that analysis, but as I said I guess I have to watch the fight again.
     
  22. Kuet

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    well where are the links already ?!?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    oh god please link me !!!

    checked dailymotion nothing
     
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    After the first round I really thought Slowinski was gonna win. He kicked the shit out of Bonjaski's rear leg, but then later for some reason he threw like a 30 punch combo at bonjasky's head (don't people know by now you can't get through that guard?) and gassed himself out. I bet if he woulda kept it up with the leg kicks the 2nd and 3rd round by the end of the third Bonjasky woulda been out.
     

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