The Iranian phenom beat Rashad Ahmadov from the Republic of Azerbaijan 9-8.
Steven Lopez from the United States stole the show as he beat Turkey's Bahri Tanrikulu.
The two-time world champion opened up a two-point gap and eventually won 3-0.
Lopez denied Karami a final berth as he won the nail-biting semifinal 7-6.
On Friday, Sydney bronze medalist Hadi Saei from Iran won the coveted gold of -68kg taekwondo meet. The 28-year-old overpowered 1997 and 2003 world champion Huang Cgih-Hsiung from Taiwan.
Saei outpointed the Taiwanese 6-3 to revenge his loss in the 2003 world final.
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