Taishin Kohiruimaki wins K-1 WORLD MAX 2009 JAPAN Tournament – complete results

K-1 Champion Taishin Kohiruimaki with a vicious headkick
K-1 Champion Taishin Kohiruimaki with a vicious headkick

Over ten thousand people were in attendance for the FieLDS K-1 WORLD MAX 2009 Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on Monday February 23, 2009. Winning three bouts in one night, Taishin Kohiruimaki won the tournament at Yoyogi Olympic Stadium. It was the veteran kickboxer’s third World Max Japan Championship, having also taken the crown in 2004 and 2005.

The 31 year-old Aomori-born kickboxer was the oldest fighter in the tournament. Having won just twice in his last seven World Max bouts, few people figured on Kohiruimaki coming out on top in the eight-man elimination tournament. Here are the complete results:

K-1 World Max 2009 Japan

  • Reserve Fight: Yasuhito Shirasu (Japan / Hanazawa Gym) def. Keiji Ozaki (Japan / Team Dragon) by 3R Decision 3-0
  • Shingo Garyu (Japan / Fighting Master) def. Hiroyuki Owatari (Japan / Seido Kaikan) by 3R Decision 3-0
  • K-1 Youth: HIROYA (Japan / Freelance) def. Kizaemon Saiga (Japan / Taisei Juku) by 3R Decision 2-0
  • Yuichiro “Jienotsu” Nagashima (Japan / Sakigake Juku) def. HAYATO (Japan / Future Tribe) by 2R 0’36” KO
  • Yuya Yamamoto (Japan / Seishunjuku) def. TATSUJI (Japan / Iron Ax) by Ext.R Decision 3-0
  • Yasuhiro Kido (Japan / Taniyama Gym) def. HINATA (Japan / Shonan Kakuto Club) by Ext.R Decision 3-0
  • Taishin Kohiruimaki (Japan / Bravi Ragazzi) def. Andy Ologun (Nigeria / Team Ologun) by 3R Decision 2-0
  • Albert Kraus (Holland / Team Super Pro) def. Su Hwan Lee (Republic of Korea / Inchoen Moobi Gym) by 3R Decision 3-0
  • Yuya Yamamoto (Japan / Seishunjuku) def. Yuichiro “Jienotsu” Nagashima (Japan / Sakigake Juku) by 3R 0’59” TKO
  • Taishin Kohiruimaki (Japan / Bravi Ragazzi) def. Yasuhiro Kido (Japan / Taniyama Gym) by 1R 0’58” KO
  • Daisuke Uematsu (Japan / Team Dragon) def. Kazuhisa Watanabe (Japan / Freelance) by 3R Decision 3-0
  • Yoshihiro Sato (Japan / Fullcast / Nagoya JK Factory) def. Sergey Golyaev (Russia / Action Force / MMA Bushido) by 2R 1’18” KO
  • Tournament Finals: Taishin Kohiruimaki (Japan / Bravi Ragazzi) def. Yuya Yamamoto (Japan / Seishunjuku) by 3R Decision 3-0

More details on each of the fights as well as more information about the K-1 organization can be found at www.k-1.co.jp.