As Bibiano Fernandez Wins It Again

Now, there is something called competition in sports, and it does not rest in a single story. There is a reason many sportsmen will always cite the desire to face new challenges as the reason why they switch sides whenever it is time for transfers. It is because sports people are rated according to the … Read more

DREAM 11 on HDNet immediate reaction and commentary

DREAM 11 saw the first ever Japanese DREAM champion crowned in the lightweight division. The featherweight champion wa also crowned. Last, and most certainly least, the Super-Hulk tournament provide the oddity we’ve come to expect. Much more commentary after the jump.

Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
A striking contest broke out in the middle of this fight. Everyone knew Takaya was supposed to be the better striker, but Fernandes showed that he is a well rounded fighter by throwing back with quality strikes. Referee Yuji Shimda heavily influenced the fight by taking Fernandes out of a back mount twice. Bibiano Fernandes is the real deal. Let’s see who FEG matches him up against next. Both men fought admirably.

Shinya Aoki (21-4) vs. Joachim Hansen (19-7-1)
People like to think of Aoki as a go for broke submission guy, because he has so many flashy submission wins. In fact he is just a good all around grappler. He should every aspect of his game in beating Hansen. He scored with rugged takedowns and controlled position on the ground. In true Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fashion he waited for his opponent to make a mistake and capitalized. This was truly a great win for Aoki.

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Joe Warren, Abel Cullum, Yoshiro Maeda advance in featherweight tournament & Shinya Aoki gets win at DREAM 7

“We dedicate DREAM 7 to the memory of Helio Gracie.” That is how the night began at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan early Sunday morning March 8th. The card includes the opening round of a featherweight tournament as well as some interesting individual match ups. As usual whether in the U.S., Japan, or anywhere in the world, if it is high level MMA,  PRO MMA (promma.info) has the results for you.

Abel Cullum and Joe Warren were the Americans who advanced in the Featherweight Tournament. Warren defeated another American, Chase Beebe. Tournament hopeful, Micah Miller, who is brother to UFC lightweight contender Cole Miller, adorned in long black Under Armor spats, lost a hard fought unanimous decision to Yoshiro Maeda. In one of three non-tournament bouts, WAMMA Lightweight Champion, Shinya Aoki defeated David Gardner by a first round rear naked choke. Full results after the jump…

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DREAM 7 in-depth preview

Japan’s DREAM promotion returns this Sunday March 8, 2009 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. The card will include the opening round of a featherweight tournament as well as some interesting individual match ups. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live real-time round by round results on this event beginning at 1:00am early Sunday morning. The DREAM tournaments are quite long but we here at PRO MMA are committed to bringing our readers the best content possible. Join us right here early Sunday morning and share your comments and opinions on the event as it is happening. Here are the match-ups for DREAM 7:

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