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kilik 05-23-2008 08:08 AM

DREAM 2nd Round Middleweight Pairings
 
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Dream announced four bouts for DREAM.4, which takes place on June 15 at the Saitama Super Arena. All four bouts announced are quarterfinal bouts for the DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix.

Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba faces off with Dutch striker Melvin Manhoef. Manhoef replaces Kiyoshi Tamura, who was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a broken finger sustained in his stoppage victory over Masakatsu Funaki at DREAM.2. Sakuraba comes off a submission victory over Andrews Nakahara at DREAM.2, while Manhoef stopped Dae Won Kim with strikes at DREAM.3.

In a battle of grapplers, eccentric American Jason “Mayhem” Miller takes on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Miller comes off a dismantling victory over Katsuyori Shibata at DREAM.3, while Jacare submitted newcomer Ian Murphy at DREAM.2.

Armenian wunderkind Gegard Mousasi takes on Korean judoka Dong Sik Yoon. Mousasi comes off a surprising submission victory over Denis Kang at DREAM.2, while Yoon won a decision over Shungo Oyama at the same show.

In a rematch of a controversial fight, Croatian striker Zelg Galesic faces off with K-1 veteran Taiei Kin. These two met at K-1 Hero’s Korea 2007 with Galesic winning a controversial cut stoppage only seconds into the fight. Galesic comes off a submission victory over Magomed Sultanakhmedov at DREAM.2, while Kin won a decision over Ikuhisa Minowa at the same show.

Previously announced for DREAM.4 was the last quarterfinal match-up of the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix, between grappling wizard Shinya Aoki and 2004 Olympic wrestling silver medalist Katsuhiko Nagata.

DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix Bouts
-Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Melvin Manhoef
-Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
-Gegard Mousasi vs. Dong Sik Yoon
-Zelg Galesic vs. Taiei Kin

DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix Bout
-Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...6336&zoneid=13

I cant wait for Mayhem vs Jacare hopefully Mayhem keeps it standing or he will most probably get submitted.

Manhoef vs Sakuraba could be fight of the Night.

Pyros 05-23-2008 08:21 AM

Yes, this is going to be a good test for Jacare to see if the guy is the real deal. I have Manhoef, Mayhem, Mousasi and Galesic advancing to the next round.

Shamrock-Ortiz 05-23-2008 10:02 AM

-Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Melvin Manhoef
-Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
-Gegard Mousasi vs. Dong Sik Yoon
-Zelg Galesic vs. Taiei Kin

Hmmmmm, Sakuraba vs. Manhoef? I really hope Saku doesn't take a beating.
Picking Manhoef, hoping for Saku.

Picking and hoping for Jacare, would of liked to of seen both these guys in the Semi but oh well.

Mousasi vs. Dong is a great fight, don't know who i'm going with yet, wanting Dong to win.

Zelg Galesic vs. Taiei Kin - should be a stand up war, either guy could win, going with Zelg and hoping Zelg.

jasvll 05-23-2008 10:08 AM

Sakuraba will always be one of my favorite fighters. He's said in the past that he wants to die in the ring. Looks like DREAM is giving him the chance. :(

Shamrock-Ortiz 05-23-2008 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by jasvll (Post 552204)
Sakuraba will always be one of my favorite fighters. He's said in the past that he wants to die in the ring. Looks like DREAM is giving him the chance. :(

Yeah it sucks, I wish they would put him in there with Jacare, at least then he wouldn't take a beating and they could have a ground battle.. Putting him up against Manhoef with how slow Sakuraba is nowdays, just seems like a horrible idea:(

Terry77 05-23-2008 10:20 AM

Sakuraba might die.

Mayhem/Jacare should be cool, interesting to see how good Miller can avoid submissions and handle Jacare's speed on the mat.

joppp 05-23-2008 10:49 AM

YESSSSS JACARE VS MAYHEM WAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!

This fight has the potential to be awesome to the max. Both Jacare and Mayhem can slug, and on the ground we'll see who's the crazier man :thumb02:

Picking Jacare, but never count out the "super monkey"

Mannhoef v Saku might be the death of Saku.

mmamark 05-23-2008 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by kilik (Post 552139)
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...6336&zoneid=13

I cant wait for Mayhem vs Jacare hopefully Mayhem keeps it standing or he will most probably get submitted.

Manhoef vs Sakuraba could be fight of the Night.

mayhem has good ground skills he has only been submitted once and that was 6 years ago.:dunno:

Shamrock-Ortiz 05-23-2008 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by mmamark (Post 552267)
mayhem has good ground skills he has only been submitted once and that was 6 years ago.:dunno:

This is against Ronaldo "Jacare" De Souza...

Mayhem hasn't fought anyone near the standard of ground skills that Jacare has.

mmamark 05-23-2008 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Shamrock-Ortiz (Post 552282)
This is against Ronaldo "Jacare" De Souza...

Mayhem hasn't fought anyone near the standard of ground skills that Jacare has.

Mayhem is the bigger stronger guy. i just dont see Jacare getting him in a position where he will be able to get a submission. i know dude has won all his fights by submission, but most those guys i haven't heard of.


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