DREAM is a Reality! Big LWGP Announced - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Japanese MMA Discuss Japanese MMA in here, such as DREAM, Shooto, and World Victory Road and any other Japanese MMA federation.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
The Samurai Files
 
Grabaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 559
                     
DREAM is a Reality! Big LWGP Announced

The new organization formed by K-1(FEG)and ex-DSE employees is starting off with a bang. They have officially announced a LWGP to begin March 15th at the first DREAM event.

Participants:

Shinya Aoki
J.Z. Calvan
Andre Dida
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Caol Uno
Joachim Hansen
Gilbert Melendez
Luiz Azeredo
Artur Oumakhanov
Koutetsu Boku
Jung Bu-Kyung
Kazuyuki Miyata
Luiz Buscape

http://hero-s.com/01herosnews/200802...0080213_1.html
http://www.yarennoka.com/news/detail.php?id=1202820622

Quote:
DREAM Weight Classes
70 kg - Lightweight
76 kg - Welterweight
84 kg - Middleweight
93 kg - Light Heavyweight
93.1 Or More - Heavyweight

DREAM 2008 Schedule
March 15th - DREAM.1 LW GP Opening
April 29th - DREAM.2 MW GP Opening
May 11th - DREAM.3 LW GP 2nd Round
Mid June - DREAM.4 MW GP 2nd Round
July 21st - DREAM.5 GP Finals
http://nightmareofbattle.wordpress.com/
http://hero-s.com/02eventschedule/20.../20080315.html

It's going to be JZ vs. Aoki in the 1st round too!!
Grabaka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 05:33 AM
Amatuer
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 107
 
Nice! this is gonna be an awesome year for mma.
Sydon666 is offline  
post #3 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 05:41 AM
Flyweight
 
Manx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: WVA
Posts: 438
                     
WOW...that is one hell of a LW stable they have there...Too many great scenarios for me to even begin to predict who is winning this...Excellent...
Manx is offline  
post #4 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
The Samurai Files
 
Grabaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 559
                     
^Definitely. I forgot to mention in my original post that Mirko Cro Cop was there at the press conference. So that answers all the questions about exactly where he's going.
Grabaka is offline  
post #5 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 07:12 AM
Amatuer
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 107
 
i think it's a great thing that CC will be going back to Japan. If they can get some more HW's (maybe Hunt) this will be one big org. in no time.
Sydon666 is offline  
post #6 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 08:53 AM
www.toezup.com
 
ToeZup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,189
                     
That's awsome thanks for the info Grabaka. +rep
I can't wait to see a LWGP.

ToeZup is offline  
post #7 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 11:48 AM
Super Heavyweight
 
Terry77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,536
                     
Absolutely SICK grand prix. If JZ can win another one, then wow. P4P king.

Once again good looks on the Japanese mma scene.
Terry77 is offline  
post #8 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 11:54 AM
Banned
 
bbjd7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 11,605
Blog Entries: 3
                     
Thoughts on the LW GP
#1 Dida is going to win the LW GP.

#2 It kinda sucks that Shinya vs JZ is going to be the first round of the GP but why risk the match up by making them earn it.

#3 This is probably the most stacked tournament talent wise since the 2005 MWGP. (yes better than the WWGP and the OWGP)

#4 I want Azeredo vs Buscape 2 in the 1st round

#5 Oumakhanov better hide from Dida

#6 I hope Hansen is back on track for this tournament.

#7 It's to bad Gomi wasn't in this tournament since he would lose to at least 3 of the guys in it or BJ since I would love to see how his cardio would hold.

#8 I'm amazed that Caol Uno's face will be fixed in time to fight

#9 The winner of this tournament as long as it isn't some unknown is the #1 LW in the world

#10 Dida is going to win the LW GP

MWGP
#1 Akiyama and Kang should both be in it so that should be good.

#2 Trigg and Misaki?

#3 Lindland?

#4 Marcelo Garcia?

#5 Dong Bar?

#6 This could be a very fun GP or a terrible Grand Prix depending on how many question marks are there

Cro Cop Signing

#1 It will probably be Cro Cop vs Sergei for the title.

#2 If not than Cro Cop will get the first shot

#3 This also opens up a chance for Cro Cop vs Fedor 2.
bbjd7 is offline  
post #9 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 01:04 PM
KinG
 
SlaveTrade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,261
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbjd7 View Post
Thoughts on the LW GP
#1 Dida is going to win the LW GP.

#2 It kinda sucks that Shinya vs JZ is going to be the first round of the GP but why risk the match up by making them earn it.

#3 This is probably the most stacked tournament talent wise since the 2005 MWGP. (yes better than the WWGP and the OWGP)

#4 I want Azeredo vs Buscape 2 in the 1st round

#5 Oumakhanov better hide from Dida

#6 I hope Hansen is back on track for this tournament.

#7 It's to bad Gomi wasn't in this tournament since he would lose to at least 3 of the guys in it or BJ since I would love to see how his cardio would hold.

#8 I'm amazed that Caol Uno's face will be fixed in time to fight

#9 The winner of this tournament as long as it isn't some unknown is the #1 LW in the world

#10 Dida is going to win the LW GP

MWGP
#1 Akiyama and Kang should both be in it so that should be good.

#2 Trigg and Misaki?

#3 Lindland?

#4 Marcelo Garcia?

#5 Dong Bar?

#6 This could be a very fun GP or a terrible Grand Prix depending on how many question marks are there

Cro Cop Signing

#1 It will probably be Cro Cop vs Sergei for the title.

#2 If not than Cro Cop will get the first shot

#3 This also opens up a chance for Cro Cop vs Fedor 2.
I am desperately awaiting the Dong Bar as well.



Pride of KOREA:

Yoshihiro Akiyama (Choo Sung Hoon)
Denis "The Super Korean" Kang
Yoon Dong Sik
Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim
Bu Kyung Jung
Hong Man "The Techno Goliath" Choi
SlaveTrade is offline  
post #10 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 01:09 PM
Super Heavyweight
 
Terry77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,536
                     
These guys have the money and quality of fighters to make titles mean something. I really hope this has more direction than what Heros had and also less screwy Pride match making.
Terry77 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome