Badr Hari landed one hard punch to the midsection of Zabit Samedov in the first round of their fight Saturday at the K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 in Seoul, and that one punch was all it took to make Samedov crumple to the ground in the corner and quit, bringing the Final 16 to a dramatic end.
Hari's victory was the only knockout of the event, which got started with defending champion Remy Bonjasky beating Melvin Manhoef by unanimous decision. Manhoef fought a much more tactical, cautious fight than is the norm for him, but Bonjasky used his enormous height and reach advantage to pick Manhoef apart and win a close decision.
Here are the full results from the Final 16:
Remy Bonjasky beat Melvin Manhoef by unanimous decision.
Errol Zimmerman beat Glaube Feitosa by unanimous decision.
Ruslan Karaev beat Kyotaro by unanimous decision
Ewerton Teixeira beat Singh "Heart" Jaideep by unanimous decision
Semmy Schilt beat Daniel Ghita by unanimous decision.
Jerome LeBanner beat Musashi by unanimous decision.
Alistair Overeem beat Peter Aerts by unanimous decision.
Badr Hari beat Zabit Samedov by first-round knockout.
The eight winners have advanced to the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final, a one-day tournament that will take place on December 5 in Yokohama, Japan, to crown the K-1 world champion. Bonjasky and Hari, who met in last year's final, have to be considered the two favorites. They're the two best kickboxers in the world.