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Four Fights Announced! The 10 Minute First Round Lives(?)!

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Four Lighweight GP fights have been officially announced for DREAM.1 on March 15th. Tatsuya Kawajiri will take on Hero’s veteran Black Mamba, Kazuyuki Miyata will face Luis Buscape, Koutetsu Boku from Krazy Bee will fight Joachim Hansen and the already known match between Shinya Aoki and J.Z. Calvan has been announced.

Also worth noting and something that personally, I am very happy about, is that the fights will be fought with a 10 minute first round and a 5 minute second round. Here is the new official DREAM website.

Update: I checked the DREAM web page again and now I don’t see anything about the round lengths. I remember that that was one of the first things I reacted to when I originally saw the card, so it almost had to have been there, but I’m not sure now.

Update #2: MMAWeekly.com have also written that there will be a 10 minute first round. We’ll just have to wait and see for an official rules release, which should be out quite soon.

HEIWA DREAM.1 Lightweight GP 2008 1st Round
Date: March 15th, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Mirko Cro Cop vs. TBA

LW GP 1st Round Fights:
J.Z. Calvan vs. Shinya Aoki
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Black Mamba
Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Luis Buscape
Koutetsu Boku vs. Joachim Hansen

LW GP Participants:
Andre Dida
Mitsuhiro Ishida
Caol Uno
Gilbert Melendez
Artur Oumakhanov
Jung Bukyung

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  1. otoniel
    February 26, 2008 at 5:06 am

    That’s good news. I was hoping Mamba would be in the tourny. I want to see him fight Hansen or Dida. Hopefully, Dida gets matched up with someone with whom he can showcase his skills.

    Any word on the rules? Soccer kicks, stomps, knees? Yellow cards?

  2. February 26, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Nope, nothing on rules yet, besides the 10 minute first rounds.

  3. otoniel
    February 26, 2008 at 7:18 am

    so is azeredo off the card then?

  4. February 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I thought he was going to be in it, and I remember reading it somewhere, but he isn’t in the fighters list on the website and Japanese sites don’t have him listed either. So we will have to wait and see about his participation.

  5. February 27, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Do you know how we will be able to watch DREAM in north america. HD NET perhaps?

  6. February 27, 2008 at 6:02 am

    I read that Cuban is trying to get it. But the TV side of DREAM doesn’t look good even in Japan. It will be on free TV with a 1 hour and 54 minute broadcast (commercials included).

    Many of the hardcore fans in Japan wants it on PPV so that they can watch the full event and not edited like HERO’S was and K-1 MAX is. If the DREAM people can’t fix that the hardcore fans might follow SENGOKU instead because it will be on PPV.

  7. jono
    March 15, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Is the fight with cro cop available in canada?
    If so, will it be live or will it be on after the fight is over?

  1. February 28, 2008 at 7:28 am

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