Frenchman Freddy Kemayo qualified for the K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 tonight in Bucharest, Romania with a third round KO over local Sebastian Cioban in the one night tournament final. Cioban verbally surrendered after he was unable to deal with the hands of Kemayo, falling victim to a barrage of hooks and uppercuts.
Alexey Ignashov defeated Kemayo in the semi-finals by decision but sustained a knee injury in the process and was unable continue. Given the controversial nature of Kemayo's qualification for the Final 16, it is conceivable that Ignashov may be granted at a wild card slot or another chance to qualify.
Full results available after the break.
K-1 WORLD GP 2010 IN BUCHAREST -EAST EUROPE GP-
Freddy Kemayo Def. Sebastian Cioban via KO - Round 3, 2:46 (Punches)
Alexey Ignashov Def. Freddy Kemayo via Unanimous Decision
Sebastian Cioban Def. Mighty Mo via KO - Round 1, 2:24 (Front Kick)
Freddy Kemayo Def. Sergei Lascenko via Split Decision
Alexey Ignashov Def. Mindaugas Sakalauskas via KO - Round 1, 1:57
Mighty Mo Def. Roman Kleibl via KO - Round 3, 1:56 (Overhand Right)
Sebastian Ciobanu Def. Daniil Sapljoshin via KO - Round 1, 0:47
Ray Sefo Def. Ionut Iftimoaie via Unanimous Decision
Errol Zimmerman Def. Catalin Morosanu via KO - Round 1, 0:26
Raul CÃ„ÂƒtinaÃ…ÂŸ Def. Carter Williams via KO - Round 1, 1:58
Halim Issaoui Def. William Sriapiai via Unanimous Decision
Mihai Barbu Def. Philippe Salmon via Extra Round Split Decision
Mladen Brestovac Def. Jan Soukup via Unanimous Decision