# Draw and matchup final 8

The Draw for the final 8 was made after the final 16 event.

this is how it ended!!

Jerome VS Remy

Zimmerman VS Texeira

Saki VS Karaev

Aerts vs Hari

In a change from the practice of previous K-1 WGPs, the Final 8 matchups were determined in the ring immediately after the Final 8 had been determined. A random draw assigned the selection order, then the fighters one by one made their way to a stage representing the Final 8 tournament bracket. Up first, Karaev put himself into the third fight. Bonjasky was next, and opted for the fourth fight. Zimmerman than went to the second bout.

Saki, selecting fourth, was the first to commit to an opponent, matching himself up with Karaev. Selecting next, Teixeira decided he liked his chances against Zimmerman in the second bout. Aerts eschewed a matchup with Bonjasky, going instead to the still-empty first bout -- traditionally regarded as the most desirable fight, as it affords the greatest recovery-time before the semifinals. LeBanner, with the option of Aerts or Bonjasky, put himself in against the latter. Hari therefore ended up with Aerts first on his dance card for the December 4 World GP Final.

## Comments

Post new comment**Daniel**, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)

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**BÃ¥rd**

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**Daniel**, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)

Id say let Sem fight Hong Man in a superfight a finals insted.

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**D-rop**, Video editor (2420 posts)

So there is a chance that weÂ´re gonna have the same WGP-Champion again .... Someone else just has to defeat him, like Aerts did!

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**Sidekick**(492 posts)

I believe that, IF Aerts can keep the injuries away...He will be the champ one last time....before he will quit.

Looking forwar to the fight against Badr...

OSU!

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