Brazilian party at K-1 Yokohama

Glaube Feitosa defeated Junichi Sawayashik

Brazil put on a show at the Yokohama stage of the K-1 World GP. Black belts Glaube Feitosa and Ewerton Teixeira had a Brazilian party in the super fights of the show, held this morning in the Japanese city.

The first Brazilian to enter the ring, Ewerton Teixeira fought a real battle with the experienced Frenchman Jerome Le Banner and won the judges' split decision after two extra rounds. Glaube Feitosa was not aware of Junichi Sawayashiki and knocked out the Japanese at the beginning of the second round

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In the other clashes, the highlight was the three-time K-1 champion, Remy Bonjasky, who overcame alistair overeem in the unanimous decision. With tough fights, Peter Aerts and Semmy Schilt also achieved decision victories over Errol Zimmerman and Hesdy Gerges respectively.

In the heavyweight tournament, Keijiro Maeda beat Dutchman Melvin Manhoef by knockout in the first round, while Gokhan Saki was no pushover and needed four rounds to knock out Tyrope Spong. Rested from the quick semi-final, Maeda defeated Saki and won the GP belt. Check out the full results:

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Heavyweight GP semi-final:
– Gokhan Saki knocked out Tyrop Spong in R4;
– Keijiro Maeda knocked out Melvin Manhoef in R1;

Heavyweight GP final:
– Keijiro Maeda defeated Gokhan Saki by judges’ decision;

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Matched fights:
– Glaube Feitosa knocked out Junichi Sawayashiki in R2;
– Ewerton Teixeira defeated Jerome LeBanner via split decision;
– Remy Bonjasky defeated alistair overeem in the unanimous decision of the judges;
– Peter Aerts defeated Errol Zimmerman by unanimous decision of the judges;
– Takumi Sato defeated Hiraku Hori by technical knockout in R1;
– Mitsugu Noda defeated Yang Rae Yoo by unanimous decision of the judges;
– Yutaka Sakama knocked out Takashi Tachikawa in R1;
– Semmy Schilt defeated Hesdy Gerges via unanimous decision by the judges.

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