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Old 02-13-2008, 05:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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

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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
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http://hero-s.com/02eventschedule/20.../20080315.html

It's going to be JZ vs. Aoki in the 1st round too!!
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice! this is gonna be an awesome year for mma.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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^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.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That's awsome thanks for the info Grabaka. +rep
I can't wait to see a LWGP.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Absolutely SICK grand prix. If JZ can win another one, then wow. P4P king.

Once again good looks on the Japanese mma scene.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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