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Remy Bonjasky wins K-1 World GP 2008 Final

Remy Bonjasky won the K-1's biggest prize Saturday at the K-1 World GP 2008 Final at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

Bonjasky, who also won in 2003 and 2004, joins Ernest Hoost and Semmy Schilt as the only 3-time K-1 World GP winners.

However, the Dutch kickboxer's championship win was overshadowed by bizarre actions from final opponent Badr Hari, who decided to try his hand at mixed martial arts in a kickboxing fight.

Frustrated and down on points Hari caught a legkick in the second round and threw Bonjasky on the mat. But instead of waiting for his opponent to stand up, Hari followed down with ground and pound -- and stomp -- and had to be pulled away by the referee.

Bonjasky was awarded the win via disqualification when he couldn't continue due to double vision.


1. Quarterfinal: Badr Hari (Morocco) def. Peter Aerts (Holland) via TKO (strikes) - R2
2. Quarterfinal: Errol Zimmerman (Holland) def. Ewerton Teixeira (Brazil) via majority decision
3. Quarterfinal: Gokhan Saki (Turkey) def. Ruslan Karaev (Russia) via unanimous decision
4. Quarterfinal: Remy Bonjasky (Holland) def. Jerome Le Banner (Franca) via TKO (injury) - R3
5. Reserve: Ray Sefo (New Zealand) def. Hong Man Choi (Republic of Korea) via decision
6. Reserve: Melvin Manhoef (Holland) def. Paul Slowinski (Australia) via KO
7. Semifinal: Badr Hari def. Errol Zimmerman via KO - R3
8. Semifinal: Remy Bonjasky def. Gokhan Saki via KO - R2
9. Final: Remy Bonjasky def. Badr Hari via DQ - R2

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