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post #1 of 90 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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DREAM.1: LIGHT WEIGHT GRANDPRIX 2008 1st Round Discussion Thread

Date: 3/15/2008
Event Type: International Pay Per View
Location: Saitama Super Arena (Saitama, Japan)


Lightweight Grand Prix (16-Man Tournament):

[20-4-2] Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kultar "Black Mamba" Gill [9-6-0]

Kawajiri's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Luiz Azeredo (Win - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Gilbert Melendez (Loss - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Per Eklund (Win - TKO)

Gill's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Hideo Tokoro (Win - TKO)
vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (Loss - Submission)
vs. Rodrigo Damm (Loss - Submission)

[14-2-0] Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias "JZ" Calvancante [14-1-1]

Aoki's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Bu Kyung Jung (Win - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Brian Lo-A-Njoe (Win - Submission)
vs. Akira Kikuchi (Win - Submission)

Calvancante's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Andre Amade (Win - Submission)
vs. Vitor Ribeiro (Win - TKO)
vs. Nam Phan (Win - TKO)

[15-3-1] Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Bu-Kyung Jung [0-1-0]

Ishida's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Gilbert Melendez (Win - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Takanori Gomi (Loss - TKO)
vs. David Bielkheden (Win - Unanimous Decision)

Jung's Last Fight:
vs. Shinya Aoki (Loss - Unanimous Decision)

[16-6-1] Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen vs. Koutetsu Boku [13-4-1]

Hansen's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (Win - Submission)
vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (Loss - Majority Decision)
vs. Jason Ireland (Win - Submission)

Boku's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Artur Oumakhanov (Loss - Split Decision)
vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (Win - Split Decision)
vs. David Gardner (Win - Unanimous Decision)

[5-6-0] Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Luiz "Buscape" Firmino [11-3-0]

Miyata's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Joachim Hansen (Loss - Submission)
vs. Harvey Harra (Win - Submission)
vs. Vitor Ribeiro (Loss - Submission)

Firmino's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Nobuhiro Obiya (Win - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Loss - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Luiz Azeredo (Loss - Split Decision)

[6-2-1] Andre "Dida" Amade vs. Eddie Alvarez [12-1-0]

Amade's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Gesias Calvancante (Loss - Submission)
vs. Caol Uno (Win - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Artur Oumakhanov (Win - TKO)

Alvarez's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Ross Ebanez (Win - TKO)
vs. Matt Lee (Win - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Nick Thompson (Loss - TKO)

[7-2-0] Artur Oumakhanov vs. Katsuhiko Nagata [3-2-0]

Oumakhanov's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Shoji Shoji (Loss - KO)
vs. Kotetsu Boku (Win - Split Decision)
vs. Tomonari Kanomata (Win - TKO)

Nagata's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Caol Uno (Loss - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Isaiah Hill (Win - Split Decision)
vs. Shuichiro Katsumura (Win - TKO)

Non-Tournament Bouts:

[22-6-2] Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Tatsuya Mizuno [3-2-0]

Filipovic's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Cheick Kongo (Loss - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (Loss - KO)
vs. Eddie Sanchez (Win - TKO)

Mizuno's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Masayuki Kono (Win - TKO)
vs. Assuerio Silva (Loss - TKO)
vs. Thiago Silva (Loss - TKO)

[31-7-2] Hayato "Mach" Sakurai vs. Hidetaka Monma [14-7-3]

Sakurai's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa (Win - Unanimous Decision)
vs. Mac Danzig (Win - KO)
vs. Luciano Azevedo (Win - TKO)

Monma's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Yong Fun Lee (Win - Submission)
vs. Dan Hardy (Loss - TKO)
vs. Janne Tulirinta (Win - Submission)

[38-27-8] Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa vs. Bum Chan Kang [1-1-0]

Minowa's Last 3 Fights:
vs. Wagner da Conceicao Martins (Loss - TKO)
vs. Min Soo Kim (Loss - TKO)
vs. Kevin Casey (Win - TKO)

Kang's Last 2 Fights:
vs. Chang Hyeon Kim (Loss - TKO)
vs. Yeong Gwang Choi (Win - Submission)


DREAM comes into existence with an absolutely AMAZING lineup! The return of the heralded Grand Prixs, as we'll get an EPIC Lightweight Grand Prix for the ages!

Fighters competing in this elite GP include world renown names, such as: Tatsuya Kawajiri, Shinya Aoki, Gesias "JZ" Calvancante, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen, Andre "Dida" Amade & Eddie Alvarez!

Also on this card, we'll see the return of one of the world scariest Heavyweight strikers, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic as he takes on Tatsuya Mizuno! Hayato "Mach" Sakurai will also be in action, as well as Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa!

March 15th, 2008 will mark the return of international MMA to Japan! PRIDE is not died, it's become a DREAM!
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That card is so ridiculously amazing it boggles the mind. The tourney is crazy. Kawajiri! JZ vs. Aoki! Hellboy! Ishida! Buscape! Dida vs. Eddie Alvarez!

Then in addition we get to see if Cro Cop got his shit together and Mach whoopin some ass!?!?!?

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Man, Japanese promotional posters are always infinitely better then ones from most U.S. based orgs.

My picks, which are probably going to start getting cliche as the thread goes on probably, are:

The Cro Cop

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I love it, hopefully DREAM will get as big as PRIDE or even the UFC is.

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Im going to make another one of my crazy 100% guarantees when it comes to a fight and say that Shinya Aoki will sub out JZ.

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I'm actually wondering.......has there ever been a better card than this?
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That's gotta be the sickest card I've ever had the privelege to grace my eyes upon. I can't wait!!!
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