DREAM.17 “Fight for Japan” featured two title fights and the 2011 DREAM bantamweight grand prix finals on Saturday, July 16, at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.

In what was his very first title defense, DREAM featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya pulled off a split decision win over 2000 Olympian Kazuyuki Miyata.

Also, former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ and current DREAM light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi defended his title successfully for the first time with a first round TKO win over Japanese Judo World Champion Hiroshi Izumi.

And in the DREAM bantamweight tournament final, veteran Hideo Tokoro made it a clean sweep with his win over submission ace and current DEEP bantamweight champ Masakazu Imanari via unanimous decision.

The full results from DREAM.17 are as follows:

  • Featherweight Championship: Hiroyuki Takaya (c) def. Kazuyuki Miyata via Split Decision
  • Bantamweight Tournament Final: Hideo Tokoro def. Masakazu Imanari via Unanimous Decision.
  • Light Heavyweight Championship: Gegard Mousasi (c) def. Hiroshi Izumi via TKO (Punches) Rd. 1
  • Lightweight bout: Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Drew Fickett via TKO (Punches) Rd 1
  • Bantamweight bout: Kenji Osawa def. Keisuke Fujiwara via Unanimous Decision
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Tatsuya Mizuno def. Trevor Prangley via TKO (Knee and Punches) Rd 1
  • Catchweight (175 lbs) bout: Marius ┼Żaromskis def. Eiji Ishikawa via Unanimous Decision
  • Lightweight bout: Eiji Mitsuoka def. Bruno Carvalho via Unanimous Decision

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