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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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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
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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.


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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.
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-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.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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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.

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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

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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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.
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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

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

Mannhoef v Saku might be the death of Saku.

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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.
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mayhem has good ground skills he has only been submitted once and that was 6 years ago.
This is against Ronaldo "Jacare" De Souza...

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

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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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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