Semmy Schilt Beats Badr Hari, wins K-1 World GP 2009

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Semmy Schilt has done it again, beating Badr Hari by first-round TKO in the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final and winning the K-1 GP title for a record-tying fourth time.

Hari got off to a blistering fast start, throwing wild punches at Schilt and appearing to land some of them and hurt his much bigger opponent. But Schilt withstood the initial storm and quickly turned the tables.

Schilt shocked Hari by knocking him down with a hard jab in the first round, then knocking him down again just seconds later with a head kick. When he used a body kick to secure his third knockdown, he won the fight via K-1's three-knockdown rule.

Schilt won all three of his fights on Saturday -- against Jerome Le Banner, Remy Bonjasky and Hari -- in the first round. He needed a total of just 5 minutes, 52 seconds to win the three fights, the fastest that anyone has ever won the K-1 World Grand Prix.

Some fans don't like Schilt because of his plodding style and the belief that he wins more because he's 6-foot-11 and nearly 300 pounds than because he's a skillful kickboxer. But Schilt may be the most powerful fighter in K-1 history and the best tournament fighter in K-1 history, and he has now tied Ernesto Hoost for the most World Grand Prix Final championships in K-1 history. Schilt deserves credit as a great champion.

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K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final bracket

  Final 16   Quarter Finals   Semi Finals   Final
                                     
   Russia Ruslan Karaev DEC  
   Japan Keijiro Maeda 3r.      Russia Ruslan Karaev 1r.  
   Morocco Badr Hari KO      Morocco Badr Hari KO  
   Belarus Zabit Samedov 1r.        Morocco Badr Hari TKO  
   Netherlands Peter Aerts 3r.        Netherlands Alistair Overeem 1r.  
   Netherlands Alistair Overeem DEC      Netherlands Alistair Overeem KO  
   Brazil Ewerton Teixeira DEC      Brazil Ewerton Teixeira 1r.  
   India Singh Jaideep 5r.        Morocco Badr Hari 1r.
   France Jerome Le Banner DEC        Netherlands Semmy Schilt" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semmy_Schilt">Semmy Schilt TKO
   Japan Musashi 3r.      France Jerome Le Banner 1r.  
   Netherlands Semmy Schilt" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semmy_Schilt">Semmy Schilt DEC      Netherlands Semmy Schilt" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semmy_Schilt">Semmy Schilt TKO  
   Romania Daniel Ghita 3r.        Netherlands Semmy Schilt" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semmy_Schilt">Semmy Schilt TKO    
   Suriname Errol Zimmerman DEC        Netherlands Remy Bonjasky 1r.  
   Brazil Glaube Feitosa 3r.      Suriname Errol Zimmerman 3r.       
   Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC      Netherlands Remy Bonjasky DEC       
   Netherlands Melvin Manhoef 3r.  

 

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s98ronin site profile image  

12/5/09 8:43 AM by s98ronin

LOL at haters like you. Ubereem is in the top 5 of K1. Kickboxing is not his specialty and heĀ“ll still give anyone a good fight under those rules...

WhiteWhale site profile image  

12/5/09 8:29 AM by WhiteWhale

man i love k1and aertsbut he sauced and so did harijuiced up dutch kickboxers are coming!!!

Sebastiaan site profile image  

12/5/09 8:20 AM by Sebastiaan

Wanted Schilt to win, hurray! Respect for both fighters though.

EckY site profile image  

12/5/09 8:12 AM by EckY

 Really wanted Badr to win it, regardless that was the fight sports event of the eyar hands down for me.

threestars35 site profile image  

12/5/09 7:35 AM by threestars35

JLB has said this is his last K-1 fight, and I won't doubt it because he has done so much for K-1 and has made tons of money, I know he will keep fighting in Boxing

threestars35 site profile image  

12/5/09 7:16 AM by threestars35

Overeem's got some nasty knees even in past

McSlugga site profile image  

12/5/09 7:00 AM by McSlugga

 That was an awesome GP and now it is time to sleep.

madmav site profile image  

12/5/09 6:56 AM by madmav

 ubereem who?

TooRude site profile image  

12/5/09 6:55 AM by TooRude

I started watching when Sergei was getting his leg tore up and it was still a great night.

Hecademus site profile image  

12/5/09 6:55 AM by Hecademus

 Semmy had the older, bigger cousin staying cool in the pocket movement. Took a solid couple in the corner and just thumps Badr into the canvas over and over. Good event!