K-1 wraps up its 17th annual World Grand Prix tonight in Yokohama, Japan, and if yesterday's press conference was any indication, it should be one intense night of fights. The MMA community has a horse in the race this year, too: Holland's heavyweight hulk Alistair Overeem has made himself the marked man in this evening's bracket by declaring MMA's supremacy over K-1.
Former PRIDE star Sergei Kharitonov is a late replacement for one of the tournament reserve bouts as well, so stay up late with the BloodyElbow.com Night Crew and enjoy some of the finest kickboxing the world has to offer.
Schilt sets a new record for the fastest K-1 World Grand Prix Final victory ever, with a combined time of 5:52 in his three fights tonight. Addressing the crowd afterward, he dedicates the victory to the memory of Vitali Mitu, who passed away last month following a training session with Schilt.
K-1 World GP 2009 Tournament Quarter-Finals
#5: Remy Bonjasky def. Errol Zimmerman via unanimous decision (3-0) at 3:00 of round three
#4: Semmy Schilt def. Jerome Le Banner via TKO (kicks to the body) at 1:27 of round one
#3: Alistair Overeem def. Ewerton Teixeira via KO (knee) at 1:06 of round one
#2: Badr Hari def. Ruslan Karaev via TKO (punches) at 0:38 of round one
-3: Jan Soukup def. Tsutomu Takahagi via unanimous decision (3-0) R3 3:00
-2: Singh "Heart" Jaideep def. Makoto Uehara via KO (knee) R2 1:36
-1: Ryuji Kajiwara def. Keiichi Samukawa via unanimous decision (3-0) R3 3:00
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