On Thursday, Nov. 23, the K-1 group hosted K-1 World GP 2017 Heavyweight Championship Tournament from Tokyo, Japan.

In the evening’s tournament action, eight heavyweights battled for the inaugural K-1 World GP heavyweight title.

In the night’s main card action, 55-kilogram titleholder Yoshiki Takei took on former title challenger Victor Saravia, Yasuhiro Kido met former top-10 featherweight Minoru Kimura, and former 60-kilogram champion Koya Urabe returned against Romanian Cristian Spetcu.


The event aired live at 1 a.m. ET on Ameba TV (Japan) and GAORA (Japan).

Antonio Plazibat def. Ibrahim El Bouni by unanimous decision -heavyweight tournament final
Yoshiki Takei def. Victor Saravia by knockout. Round 1, 1:38
Minoru Kimura def. Yasuhiro Kido by unanimous decision (30-25×3)
Koya Urabe def. Cristian Spetcu by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Ibrahim El Bouni def. Roel Mannaart by knockout. Round 1 -heavyweight tournament semifinal
Antonio Plazibat def. Makoto Uehara by knockout. Round 1 -heavyweight tournament semifinal
Ren Hiramoto def. Daizo Sasaki by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
Kosuke Komiyama def. Stauros Exakoustidis by majority decision (30-29, 30-29, 29-29)
Tetsuya Yamato def. Jun Nakazawa by knockout. Round 1, 2:24
Ibrahim El Bouni def. Koichi by knockout. Round 1, 0:20 -heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Roel Mannaart def. Masahiro Iwashita by knockout. Round 1, 2:47 -heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Antonio Plazibat def. K-Jee by knockout. Round 1. 1:40 -heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Makoto Uehara def. Pacome Assi by knockout. Round 1, 2:40 -heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Ryo Aitaka def. Taichi Furuta by knockout. Round 1, 2:14 -heavyweight tournament reserve
Naoki Yamamoto def. Hayato by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-29, 30-28)
Shota Hara def. Yuto Maeda by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)