A new champion will be crowned on HDNet – Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 a.m. ET
WHAT: HDNet to broadcast “HDNet Fights Presents: HEIWA DREAM 11 Featherweight Grand Prix 2009, Final Round” Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 a.m. ET, from Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan. HDNet will also air an encore presentation of the event on Friday, October 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
The event features the conclusion of the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix, a highly anticipated DREAM Lightweight title bout and the semi-finals of the Super Hulk tournament.
In the main event of the evening, two of the top 5 lightweights in the world collide in a highly anticipated rematch as DREAM Lightweight champion Joachim Hansen (19-7-1) puts his title on the line against Shinya Aoki (21-4). Hansen claimed the title on July 21, 2008 when he defeated Aoki by first round TKO at Dream 5. Hansen has not fought since while Aoki has gone 4-1, including wins over Eddie Alvarez and Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, with his only loss coming in the welterweight division.
In other action, the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix will come to a conclusion as Bibiano Fernanders (5-2) faces Joe Warren (2-0) and Hiroyuki Takaya (11-6-1) meets Hideo Tokoro (22-16-1) in semi-final action with the winners advancing to face each other in the final later in the evening.Also in the semi-finals of the Super Hulk tournament, Hong Man Choi (2-2) meets Ikuhisa Minowa (42-20-8) and Bob Sapp (10-5) squares off with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (6-4).
The televised card also features Gesias “J.Z.” Calvancante (14-3-1) vs. Daisuke Nakamura (20-10), Andrews Nakahara (2-1) vs. Zelg Galesic (9-4), and Kazuyuki Miyata (7-7) vs. Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata (11-5-3) in a Featherweight tournament reserve bout.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 a.m. ET with an encore presentation on Friday, October 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET on HDNet.
Editor’s Note: As always, ProMMA.info will be providing live play-by-play commentary of this event.