DREAM.9 takes place Tuesday May 26th at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. The event will air live in the U.S. on HDNet beginning at 5:00 AM EST/2:00 AM PST. And because we here at PRO MMA (promma.info) are committed to bringing you the best coverage possible, we will be offering LIVE round-by-round updates throughout the event.
There are a total of ten fights scheduled for DREAM.9 including the second round (quarter-finals) of their Featherweight Grand Prix with such fighters as “Kid” Yamamoto, Joe Warren, Abel Cullum, and Hideo Tokoro taking part. There will be a DREAM Middleweight Championship fight between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and “Bully Beatdown” star, Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
Also on the card will be the first round of a “Super Hulk Tournament” featuring such names as Bob Sapp, Mark Hunt, Sokoudjou, Hong Man Choi, and uh… Jose Conseco and a special non-tournament feature bout between Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (14-2-1), who is ranked number five in the world at lightweight and Tatsuya Kawajiri (23-5-2).
Here are the official match-ups and weigh-in results for the event:
Dream Featherweight Grand Prix
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (62.2kg) vs. Joe Warren (62.6kg)
Hideo Tokoro (62.7kg) vs. Abel Cullum (62.7kg)
Yoshiro Maeda (62.8kg) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (63kg)
Masakazu Imanari (No. 8 FW) (63kg) vs. Bibiano Fernandes (62.8kg)
Dream Middleweight Championship
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (83.7kg) vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller (84kg)
Dream Super Hulk Tournament
Gegard Mousasi (No. 3 MW) (99kg) vs. Mark Hunt (130kg)
Bob Sapp (145kg) vs. Ikuhisa Minowa (89kg)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (102kg) vs. Jan Nortje (160kg)
Hong Man Choi (150kg) vs. Jose Canseco (115kg)
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (No. 5 LW) (70kg) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (70kg)