DREAM 10 betting odds

BetUS.com has the fight lines for DREAM 10 which takes place Mon., July 20, 2009 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will air live on HDNet beginning at 3:00 AM ET/12:00 AM PT.

The odds-makers seem to have overlooked the fact that Jesse Taylor (12-3) is on a six fight win streak. Yes, Dong Sik Yoon’s (4-6) record is a bit misleading due to the level of talent he has faced, but the fact remains, Jesse Taylor is a tough strong kid with a lot of momentum.

Marius Zaromskis (9-2) is a huge underdog against the ultra-experienced Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (35-8-2). However, if Zaromskis could pull it off, anyone betting on him would pad their wallet nicely. Here are the comlete betting odds for DREAM 10:

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Hayato Sakurai KO’s Shinya Aoki in round 1 of DREAM welterweight grand prix

Shinya Aoki had a very tough, albeit short, night in Nagoya, Japan; twenty-seven seconds short, to be exact. The WAMMA Lightweight Champion took on seasoned veteran, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai in one of four welterweight tournament bouts that took place Sunday, April 5th, at DREAM 8.

Aoki, dressed in a new pair of black and gold spats, looked all business coming into the fight and seemed to take the advantage just as the bout started with Sakurai shooting in. Aoki was able to get underneath Sakurai’s shot and get the fight to the ground where Aoki is considered a master.

It is damn near impossible to think about a submission though when you have a knee hitting you in the face. In fact any thinking that may have been going on in Aoki’s mind was soon stopped as the colorful Japanese submission artist went unconscious after Sakurai’s knee and punches made contact with his head.

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DREAM 8 results and round by round summary

PRO MMA (promma.info) provided live round by round results and updates throughout early Sunday morning, April 5th, for DREAM 8 which took place in Nagoya, Japan.

The event featured eight fighters competing in the first round of a welterweight (75.9kg/166.9lbs) tournament, one featherweight tournament match, and five non-tournament bouts.

Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Jason High, Marius Zaromskis, and Andre Galvao were the winners in the first round of the welterweight tournament. “D.J. Taiki” won the featherweight tournament bout and Jeff Monson defeated the Russian, Sergei Kharitonov in the heavyweight non-tournament bout.

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DREAM welterweight Grand Prix announced

Shinya Aoki will move up to middleweight to compete in DREAM's Grand Prix
Shinya Aoki will move up to welterweight to compete in the DREAM Grand Prix

Dream’s parent company, FEG (Fighters Entertainment Group), has released a partial list of the competitors for this year’s welterweight Grand Prix tournament set for April 5th, at Dream 8.

Shinya Aoki, the newly crowned WAMMA LW champion has announced he will make the move up in weight to compete at welterweight in the Grand Prix. As many recall, Aoki submitted the heavily favored Eddie Alvarez at the 2008 New Year’s eve K-1 ‘Dynamite!!’ event to earn the WAMMA Lightweight crown.

Hayoto ‘Mach’ Sakurai has also been confirmed for the Grand Prix, coming off of his first round TKO over Shibata also at the 2008 ‘Dynamite!!’ event on New Years Eve.

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