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K-1 World Grand Prix Final 2009 Results + Videos: Schilt Buzzsaws Through Tourney, Hari KO’s Overeem in Semis

(Semmy Schilt vs. Badr Hari. Props: 19054771 via BloodyElbow)

K-1 legend Semmy Schilt made history today in Yokohama, picking up his fourth K-1 World Grand Prix title — tying him with Ernesto Hoost, who was also a four-time champ — and doing it faster than any other kickboxer before him. Schilt needed just 5:52 of combined fight time to tear apart Jerome Le Banner, defending World GP champion Remy Bonjasky, and Badr Hari; not exactly an easy draw for the 6’11" Dutchman. The final-round victory over Hari avenged a 45-second knockout loss to the Golden Boy that Schilt suffered earlier this year at It’s Showtime 2009 Amsterdam.

Despite all the horsemeat, Alistair Overeem only made it to the semi-finals of today’s tournament. The Demolition Man came out in ferocious fashion, putting Ewerton Teixeira to sleep with a thunderous knee in the quarterfinals. But his semi-final match against old nemesis Badr Hari didn’t go so well. After throwing Hari to the mat on two separate occasions, Overeem was dropped with a right hook to the ear. Forty-five seconds later, Hari landed a left head kick that wobbled Overeem into the turnbuckle, forcing the ref to jump in and stop the fight. Full results and lots more videos after the jump…

World GP Final (3x3min. 1r Ext.):
– Semmy Schilt def. Badr Hari via TKO (body kick), 1:47 of round 1

– Tyrone Spong def. Keijiro "Kyotaro" Maeda via unanimous decision

World GP Semi-Finals:
– Semmy Schilt def. Remy Bonjasky via TKO (leg kicks), 2:38 of round 1
– Badr Hari def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (head kick), 2:14 of round 1

World GP Quarter Finals:
– Reserve: Daniel Ghita def. Sergey Kharitonov via TKO (leg kicks), 0:36 of round 3
– QF4: Remy Bonjasky def. Errol Zimmerman via unanimous decision
– QF3: Semmy Schilt def. Jerome Le Banner via TKO (body kicks), 1:27 of round 1
– QF2: Alistair Overeem def. Ewerton Teixeira via KO (knee), 1:06 of round 1
– QF1: Badr Hari def. Ruslan Karaev via TKO (punches), 0:38 of round 1
– Reserve: Peter Aerts def. Gokhan Saki via unanimous decision

Opening Fights:
– Jan Soukup def. Tsutomu Takahagi via unanimous decision
– Singh "Heart" Jaideep def. Makoto Uehara via KO ("right f*ck"), 1:36 of round 2
– Ryuji Kajiwara def. Keiichi Samukawa via unanimous decision

(Badr Hari vs. Alistair Overeem)

(Semmy Schilt vs. Remy Bonjasky)

(Alistair Overeem vs. Ewerton Teixeira)

(Semmy Schilt vs. Jerome LeBanner)

(Badr Hari vs. Ruslan Karaev)

(Daniel Ghita vs. Sergey Kharitonov)

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MediumRare- December 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Is "horsemeat" a euphemism for steroids?
G Funk- December 6, 2009 at 7:25 am
"I'm not so sure I completely grasp being in trouble becoming a knockdown."

IF the ref deems a fighter is out on his feet, its considered a Knock Down. Its the same way with sactioned unified rules boxing.

Overeem needs to hook up with GSP, Lesnar, Sherk and Monson to learn how to beat the piss tests in the U.S.
Jesus tapped my sister- December 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm
You know how back in the bob dylan days, 'horse' meant heroin? I think maybe horsemeat is Dutch for HGH.

King_KP- December 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Did I forget to mention that I am not a fan of Overeem's?
King_KP- December 5, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Im not sure why I feel like posting this again, right after my own post...I am disgusted that K1 has brought more attention to overeem, he is a fighter that has simply been able to attain stardom (however little it may be) because of steroids. I honestly have no interest in seeing him compete anymore, his participation in K1 is a joke, and his talent, when matched up against higher level competition is non existant. Cagepotato, please, I would like a news ban on overeem until he fights in the us again (in a sanctioned bout). If this fucker can't win a fight and prove he isn't on steroids (yes, at the same time) he should not be regarded as a news worthy fighter.
King_KP- December 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm
I don't think Overeem will ever win a fight in the U.S again, he is just a bloated example of the overuse of steroids.
AussieJosh- December 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm
Suck shit Overeem you roid taking poof! Now give up the roids and go back to strikeforce! Or give up the belt POOF!
ReX13- December 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm
Kevin Marshall Says:
Sat, 12/05/2009 - 15:54

Also, I just want to note how much I cannot stand Tony Schiavello's commentary. God bless 'im, he seems like a nice guy and he tries so hard, but to me he just comes across as an irritating, hyperactive, and tragically unfunny 12-year-old.

He can be annoying, granted--my wife hates him as much as Rogan--and i'll agree with hyperactive as well. But to me, any guy that can whip out sayings like "more hooks than a pirates' convention" all night is very funny.
It's obvious that there are MULTIPLE reasons that Overeem doesn't want to come back and fight for StrikeForce. Horsemeat and fighting reputible opponents are the first two. (Women who will actually file sexual assault charges are in the top 5.)

But yes, i would definitely pay to see him fight Fedor.
robthom- December 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm
^^ Yeah I thought it might be something like that. I dont really know much about K1 and their rules but I seem to recall reading something along those lines before.
I'm not so sure I completely grasp being in trouble becoming a knockdown, but whatever. It wouldn't have changed anything to let it keep going.
steampunk22- December 5, 2009 at 3:02 pm
@Robthom the stoppage is based on 2 "knock downs" in K-1 rules. The second time that Overeem got rocked it was apparent he was in trouble so the ref ruled it a "knockdown" thus ending the fight. Its not bullshit, its just stupid K-1 rules.
Redmoose- December 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm
Tragically, Mr. Kharitonov did not get the memo from Cecil Peoples about how leg kicks don't end fights.
Me- December 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm
So I'm convinced that K-1 is all about telegraphed powershots and falling down on anything that connects.

Every one of these fights was filled with sloppy, underskilled supergiants who either juice or should have played basketball.

I remember the days when K-1 used to be about the greatest kickboxers in the world...
Kevin Marshall- December 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm
Hari and Overeem are absolutely, one hundred percent on the juice. It's to be expected - this is Japan, after all - but anybody who thinks otherwise is just fooling themselves. Particularly with Hari, who blew up like a balloon in the last year.

Big ups to Schilt. I realize that he has a lot of haters because of his size, but I don't think people realize how difficult and rare it is for a guy that size to be as athletic as he is and be able to go like he does. More than just good genetics, it takes a lot of hard work on his end to do what he does. He's not just coasting on size. He earned this, and the guy deserves to be in the same sentence as Aerts, Hug, and Bonjasky in terms of great K-1 fighters.

Also, I just want to note how much I cannot stand Tony Schiavello's commentary. God bless 'im, he seems like a nice guy and he tries so hard, but to me he just comes across as an irritating, hyperactive, and tragically unfunny 12-year-old.
Sakuraba3900- December 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm
holy shit that KO by Overeem was fucking awesome.

That is all.
robthom- December 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Wow, overeem looked terrible. He was never that great but he looked real bad there. And it couldn't have helped that Badr looked fantastic.
Stoppage was usual japanese style bullshit but overeem wasn't going anywhere, might as well have stopped it.
Walrus- December 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm
Lotta Dutch guys right here...

That was pretty sick to watch. That Hari throws them fists man -- gots some fluency in those fists.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- December 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm
It's cool that Hari revenged Overeem but what about Pedro Martinez vs. Don Zimmer II?
peanutbuttter- December 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm
Hari/Overeem was the most exciting fight because you could tell they wanted to hurt each other. I think that screwed Badr Hari's gameplan because he didn't seem like he had much left for Schilt at the end. It must have felt good, though, to land shin on the side of that monster's head.
Osama- December 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Why do all the fights look fixed?
petro- December 5, 2009 at 11:55 am
They really need to make another category for Schilt, where he gets to fight large man-made structures and mountainous terrain. I mean really, how is any reasonably talented athlete supposed to compete with this freak? It's impossible to punch his face unless you're inspector gadget, and even harder to avoid his infinite reach. That being said, I'm not implying he's a skill-less freak of a man, he's obviously got some solid technique, but all kick boxing matches with him end in a predictable manner.
I Know Nothing- December 5, 2009 at 11:55 am
Overeem vs. Fedor = end of Overeem's career.
I Know Nothing- December 5, 2009 at 11:53 am
Ahahahhahahahhahahha!!!!!!!!! Overeem is so juiced its ridiculous. Even his facial structure has changed from the amount of roids/hgh in his body.
skeletor- December 5, 2009 at 11:53 am
Have they announced when Martinez v Zimmer II is going down?

Also Fuck an Overeem he needs to go and defend that belt. The only thing more annoying then a champ that wont fight is anyone from Boston

jimbonics- December 5, 2009 at 11:50 am
shut up p sample.

It's pretty clear now why Overeem wants no part of Fedor.
se7ensenses- December 5, 2009 at 11:24 am
They wanted Overeem to piss in a cup but it burned thru the bottom and burned a hole in the floor. Straight outta Aliens.