K-1 does tournaments like this one that allow fighters to qualify for the bigger tournament which starts at the Final 16, then goes to the Final 8, then Final 4. So because Kohi won the Japan tournament he automatically gets a spot in the Final 16. They also just had the Holland tournament which Leroy Kaestner won so he will also be in the Final 16.
So is there a tournament for each of the 16 slots? Or do some guys get an automatic berth and others have to fight their way in?