K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Tokyo Final

K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Tokyo Final was a kickboxing promoted by the K-1 organization. It was the fourteenth K-1 World Grand Prix final, the culmination of a year full of regional elimination tournaments, involving twelve of the world's best K-1 fighters (four being reservists). It followed K-1's classic tournament format - eight fighters compete in a quarter final contests with the four winners advancing to a pair of semi final bouts, and the two winners there clashing in the final. All fights were conducted under K-1 Rules (100 kg/156-220 lbs), three rounds of three minutes each, with a possible tiebreaker.

The tournament qualifiers had all qualified via elimination fights at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Osaka Opening Round. Losing fighters Musashi and Ray Sefo were invited as reserve fighters while Badr Hari and Paul Slowinski would face one another in a 'Super Fight'. Peter Aerts and Melvin Manhoef were also invited to the event as reservists. As well as tournament bouts there were also a number of 'Opening Fights' primarily involving local fighters, fought under K-1 Rules. In total there were eighteen fighters at the event, representing ten countries.

The tournament winner was Semmy Schilt who won his second consecutive K-1 World Grand Prix by defeating Peter Aerts (who was making his fourth appearance in the final) via third round unanimous decision. The victory was sweet revenge for Schilt who had lost to Aerts earlier on in the year at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Auckland. The event was also notable for being Ernesto Hoost's last K-1 tournament and last ever fight - after a career spanning twenty-three years featuring numerous titles including four K-1 World Grand Prix victories. Hoost managed to make the semi finals where he was defeated via third round unanimous decision by the eventual winner Schilt. The event was held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, December 2, 2006 in front of 54,800 spectators.

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