K-1 held their final grand prix event of the year Saturday in Osaka, Japan. The event featured a tournament in the K-1 lightweight category, and was headlined by a super featherweight title fight.
Takeru defeated “Emperor” Kouzi Sumeragichi in the headline bout, knocking him down twice en route to a unanimous decision.
Kenta Hayashi captured lightweight tournament honors. He defeated Nicolas Gaffie by split decision in the quarterfinals, then knocked out Yuto Shinohara and Fumiya Osawa to earn victory.
Saturday 08 December, 2018
K-1 WORLD GP 2018 JAPAN
“World’s Strongest Lightweight Tournament”
Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan
-Super Bantamweights: Aoshi DRAW Yuta Karoda (Prelim)
-Lightweights: Seiya def. Koji Suzuki-Decision (Prelim)
-Featherweights: Tetsu def. Kurasaki Masafumi-Unanimous Decision (Prelim)
-Lightweights: Shinichiro Kawasaki def. Hisaki Higashimoto-Extension Round Decision (LW Tournament Reserve Fight)
-Lightweights: Kenta Hayashi def. Nicolas Gaffie-Split Decision (LW Tournament 1/4)
-Lightweights: Yuto Shinohara def. Gonnapar Weerasakreck-KO Round 1 (LW Tournament 2/4)
-Lightweights: Kyoshiro def. Indigo Boyd-KO Round 3 (LW Tournament 3/4)
-Lightweights: Fumiya Osawa def. Liu Wei-Majority Decision (LW Tournament 4/4)
-Super Bantamweights: Shuhei Kumura NO CONTEST Yuta Hayashi
-Super Featherweights: Taio Asahisa def. Anpo Riku-Unanimous Decision
-Lightweight Tournament Semifinal 1: Kenta Hayashi def. Yuto Shinohara-KO Round 1
-Lightweight Tournament Semifinal 2: Fumiya Osawa def. Kyoshiro-KO Round 2
-Super Lightweights: Anpo Rukiya def. Hideaki Yamazaki-KO Round 4
-Welterweights: Maasaki Noiri def. Riki Matsuoka-KO Round 1
-Super Bantamweights: Yoshiki Takei def. Yodbuadaeng Fairtex-Extension Round Decision
-Lightweights: TOURNAMENT FINAL: Kenta Hayashi def. Fumiya Osawa-KO Round 3
-Super Featherweights: Takeru def. Kouzi Sumeragichi-Unanimous Decision