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The Tournament To End All Tournaments! Super Hulk Tournament Announced!!

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Who will become the World Superman Champion? - Kamipro.com

Four new fights for DREAM.9 have been announced. An open-weight tournament called “Super Hulk Tournament ~World Superman Championship~” will commence at the event with Minowaman taking on Bob Sapp, Sokoudjou facing K-1 & MMA veteran Jan “The Giant” Nortje, Gegard Mousasi taking on Mark Hunt, and Choi Hong Man fighting former Baseball player Jose Canseco.

Update #1: These 4 fights complete the DREAM.9 card (maybe).

Update #2: DREAM EP Sasahara is aiming at a 15% TV ratings. He said that he still has a trump card, today’s announcement isn’t everything. Is the card really complete?

Update #3: The semifinals and final will not take place on the same day. The rules for the tournament are not set yet but expect shorter fights (why?!) and no knee strikes to the head of a grounded opponent.

Bob Sapp (200cm/147.6kg) vs. Minowaman (175cm/87kg)
Jan “The Giant” Nortje (211cm/149.5kg) vs. Sokoudjou (182cm/93kg)
Gegard Mousasi (186cm/97.8kg) vs. Mark Hunt (178cm/130.4kg)
Choi Hong Man (218cm/148.5kg) vs. Jose Canseco (188cm/109kg)

HEIWA DREAM.9 Featherweight GP 2009 2nd Round
Date: May 26th, 2009
Place: Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan

Super Hulk Tournament 1st Round Fights:
Minowaman vs. Bob Sapp
Jan “The Giant” Nortje vs. Sokoudjou
Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Hunt
Choi Hong Man vs. Jose Canseco

Lightweight Fight:
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. J.Z.Calvan

2nd Generation DREAM Middleweight Title Fight:
Ronaldo Jacare vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller

Featherweight GP Quarterfinal Fights:
Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto vs. Joe Warren
Masakazu Imanari vs. Bibiano Fernandes
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
Abel Cullum vs. Hideo Tokoro

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  1. Minowa
    April 30, 2009 at 8:33 am | #1

    Hell YEAH!!!!!!!! Bobo is back! (^o^)v
    I’m sure the ratings will be very good. Can’t wait!!

  2. ar0n
    April 30, 2009 at 8:33 am | #2

    thank you dream.

  3. April 30, 2009 at 9:34 am | #3

    i wonder if they already signed Fedor for a fight, that could be his trump card. he could mean he plans on announcing it during dream.9 for a future dream card maybe.

  4. sprewell
    April 30, 2009 at 10:06 am | #4

    Cro Cop vs. someone probably.

  5. Rictor
    April 30, 2009 at 10:12 am | #5

    Well, maybe a stupid idea but what came to my mind is that Satoshi Ishii might be this trump card (his signing would be BIG). Paulo Filho was more than once mentioned to participate in DREAM.9 with Jacare and having in mind that he was far from impressive in his last fights he could be a good first fight for Ishii (opponent known in Japan and looking not too good right now I think would be perfect; not only would Ishii debut but also defeat a known name). Of course it’s only my imagination and it will most likely not happen :)

  6. Minowa
    April 30, 2009 at 10:53 am | #6

    Satoshi Ishii is a HW and Paulo Filho is a small MW. Not going to happen.

  7. Rictor
    April 30, 2009 at 10:55 am | #7

    Well, Ishii is a small HW and without any problem he could make LHW limit if he want plus all the articles which were mentioning that Paulo will be fighting in DREAM.9 stated that he moves to LHW.

  8. Minowa
    April 30, 2009 at 10:59 am | #8

    So there’s a possibility…

  9. Minowa
    April 30, 2009 at 11:08 am | #9

    Does somebody know, why FEG never put Bob Sapp vs Gary Goodridge (K-1 or MMA rules)? They both are brute-force monsters and this matchup seems natural to me…

  10. sprewell
    April 30, 2009 at 11:10 am | #10

    LOL at Filho being a small MW. The dude starts his weight cut from 240.

  11. BM2
    April 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm | #11

    Mind. Blown.

  12. Minowa
    April 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm | #12

    I meant he’s SHORT – he’s just 5’8!

  13. whomever
    April 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm | #13

    This is the coolest fucking thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

    Bob Sapp and Minowa are my two favorite fights…this is so amazing.

  14. CJN
    April 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm | #14

    A single tear rolled down my cheek when I read this.

  15. Joseph
    April 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm | #15

    This is too good to describe! Long live Japanese MMA and Open Weight Freak Show GPS! I have a feeling that Kimbo was supposed to be in Canseco’s spot, or on that tourney. What ever happened to Butterbean, Giant Silva, and Akebono?

  16. Minowa
    April 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm | #16

    Yeah, Butterbean vs Hunt would be cool!
    What Mousasi and Sokoudjou doing is this GP anyway?
    Kinniku Mantaro, Zulu or Sentoryu should be there! (^_^)

  17. Anonymous
    May 1, 2009 at 6:15 am | #17

    Give us the break down nob, who wins each match and how + who wins it all.

  18. May 1, 2009 at 6:51 am | #18

    Bob Sapp TKO
    Soko TKO
    Mousasi sub
    CHM TKO

    Mousasi wins it all.

    I’m very unsure about the Soko/Nortje fight. If Soko can take him down and hold him there, I think he will win by strikes on the ground.

    Minowaman could catch a leg (I really hope so) but it’s unlikely. Will this be a replay of Sapp vs. Tamura?

    Mousasi has a clear advantage on the ground and I think he can get it there, especially with his new weight.

    CHM will definitely win, if Canseco really fights.

  19. Minowa
    May 1, 2009 at 8:13 am | #19

    Jose Canseco vs Vai Sikehema

  20. Fight-god
    May 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm | #20

    i have a feeling manhoef will fight kimbo and filho will fight manhoef or something happens between those three. or maybe emelenienko gets thrown in the mix with cro cop.

  21. mmajpn
    May 3, 2009 at 8:10 pm | #21

    I’m almost certain Cro Cop will be returning on this card. Maybe even participate in the Super Hulk tournament.

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