Three Bouts added to DREAM 16

DREAM announced three additional bouts for the Sept. 25 DREAM 16 event: Chase Beebe vs. Hiroyuki Takaya, Cole Escovedo vs. Michihiro Omigawa, and Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Akiyo Nishiura.

DREAM 14 – results & fight videos

SAITAMA, Japan – DREAM 14 took place on Saturday, May 29, at the Saitama Super Arena. The event was broadcast live here in the U.S. on HDNet. DREAM really out did themselves with their presentation at the event. Billed as “The White Cage Returns,” they started the show off with a video/music presentation that was … Read more

DREAM 11 weigh-ins – Sakuraba will not stand for it


The “DREAM 11 – Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Final” takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. The event, which features a lightweight title fight between Joachim Hansen and Shinya Aoki, the final round of the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix, and the Super Hulk Tournament semi-finals, will air via tape delay in the U.S. on HDNet beginning at 7 a.m. ET Tuesday morning. PROMMA.INFO will be providing play-by-play commentary of the broadcast.

All fighters successfully made weight at the DREAM 11 weigh-ins which took place on Monday. Kazushi Sakuraba made weight just fine, but he had quite a bit of trouble making it to the scales. Either he was trying to be funny, he was drunk, or he is completely off his rocker. Frankly, he looks lost. Watch the video above to see what I’m talking about. Weigh-in results and photo of Minowa and Hong Man Choi after the jump…

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HDNet to air DREAM 11 Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Final on Oct. 6

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.

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DREAM 9 results & play-by-play

DREAM 9 took place Tuesday May 26th at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. Those who are lucky enough to have HDNet will be able to check the fights live at 5 am EST. For the rest of you, PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the whole card.

DREAM 9 quick results

Featherweight Grand Prix
Joe Warren def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto by split decision
Hideo Tokoro def. Abel Cullum by sub. (rear naked choke) rd2
Hiroyuki Takaya def. Yoshiro Maeda by TKO (Gn’P) rd1
Bibiano Fernandes def. Masakazu Imanari by unanimous decision
Super Hulk Tournament
Gegard Mousasi def. Mark Hunt by sub. (keylock) rd1
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Bob Sapp by sub. (Achilles lock) rd1
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Jan Nortje by TKO (Gn’P) rd1
Hong Man Choi def. Jose Canseco by TKO (Gn’P) rd1
Non-tournament bout
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Gesias Cavalcante by unanimous decision
DREAM Middleweight Championship
Jason Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (no contest due to cut) rd1

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New Year’s Eve DYNAMITE!! 19 fights

It will be the first time since 2003 that WAMMA Heavyweight Champion, Fedor Emelianenko will not be fighting in Japan on New Year’s Eve. However, a nineteen-fight card should help make up for anyone who may be disappointed in the Champ’s absence.

Japanese legend, Kazushi Sakuraba will be fighting Kiyoshi Tamura in what should be a very evenly matched main event. Just prior to the main event, Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen will be battling “JZ” Gesias Cavalcante and prior to that bout will be Shinya Aoki vs. the highly popular, Eddie Alvarez.

The weigh-ins for this event are complete and according to reports, only Andy Ologun had to weigh in twice after he missed the mark by .4kg on his first try. Listed below are the order that the fights will take place on New Year’s Eve. It’s going to be a long night of fights! What better way to bring in the New Year?!

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