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Final Preparations! Getting Ready For The Second Dream

April 27, 2008 1 comment

The Calvan vs. Aoki poll ended 21-15 for Calvan.

My predictions:

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Andrews Nakahara
Denis Kang vs. Gegard Mousasi (51/49)
Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Masakatsu Funaki
Ronaldo Jacare vs. Ian Murphy
Magomed Sultanakhmadov vs. Zelg Galesic
Yoon Dong Sik vs. Shungo Oyama
Kin Taiei vs. Minowaman (Depends on which Minowaman shows up)
Shinya Aoki vs. J.Z. Calvan

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The press conference has taken place.

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Kicks, a good weapon against Funaki, especially to the legs/knees.

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Great DREAM.2 promo video.

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It doesn’t have much to do about DREAM.2, but here is Remy Bonjkasy vs. Melvin Manhoef from yesterdays K-1 World GP In Amsterdam 2008.

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DREAM On HDNet Announced!

April 26, 2008 Leave a comment

In this weeks Inside MMA it was announced that HDNet Fights have made a partnership with DREAM. DREAM.1 will be aired on May 2nd and DREAM.2 on May 3rd (4 days after the event date). Read more here.

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The Eighth Fight! Manhoef In The GP After All?

April 25, 2008 1 comment

A forum member at Kakutougi.info has translated a few interviews with fighters who will participate in this weekends K-1 World GP Amsterdam event. One of those fighters is Melvin Manhoef, here is what he said:

Dream tournament
I’m also fighting in the Dream tournament. Well, I can qualify for that on May 11. My opponent will be Ralec Gracie.

Read the whole interview and a few other ones here, thanks to Bon-2.

HEIWA DREAM.3 Lightweight GP 2008 2nd Round
Date: May 11th, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Lightweight GP 2nd Round:
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luis Buscape
Joachim Hansen vs. Eddie Alvarez
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Caol Uno
Katsuhiko Nagata vs. Aoki/Calvan

Possible Middleweight GP 1st Round:
Melvin Manhoef vs. Ralek Gracie

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Mirko Vs. LeBanner At DREAM.4?

April 25, 2008 Leave a comment

MMA-ID.com are reporting that Mirko Cro Cop will face Jerome LeBanner in an MMA rules fight at DREAM.4 on June 15th. DREAM.4 will take place in either Yokohama, Japan or South Korea.

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Trigg Is Officially Out! Ian Murphy Replaces

April 25, 2008 2 comments

Frank Trigg who was the announced opponent of Ronaldo Jacare is out as expected. His replacement will be Ian Murphy. Ian Murphy is an amateur wrestler, 180 cm tall and weighs 84 kg.

The eighth fight of the Middleweight GP will be fought on May 11th at DREAM.3.

The fight order for DREAM.2 was also announced. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Andrews Nakahara is the main event and Denis Kang vs. Gegard Mousasi is the semi main event.

OLYMPIA DREAM.2 Middleweight GP 2008 1st Round
Date: April 29th, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Middleweight GP 1st Round:
8. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Andrews Nakahara
7. Denis Kang vs. Gegard Mousasi
6. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Masakatsu Funaki
5. Ronaldo Jacare vs. Ian Murphy
4. Magomed Sultanakhmadov vs. Zelg Galesic
3. Yoon Dong Sik vs. Shungo Oyama
2. Kin Taiei vs. Minowaman

Lightweight GP 1st Round:
1. Shinya Aoki vs. J.Z. Calvan

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Top Heavyweight Showdown At SENGOKU II! Barnett Vs. Monson

April 24, 2008 3 comments

Another fight has been announced for SENGOKU II on May 18th. Josh Barnett will take on Jeff Monson in what might be the main event of the card.

SENGOKU II
Date: May 18th, 2008
Place: Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan

Satoru Kitaoka vs. Ian Schaffa
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Kwang Hee Lee
Yuki Sasaki vs. Jorge Santiago
Yoshihiro Nakao vs. Big Jim York
Mike Pyle vs. Dan Hornbuckle
Kevin Randleman vs. Ryo Kawamura
Josh Barnett vs. Jeff Monson
Roger Gracie vs. TBA

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Randleman’s Opponent Announced! Kawamura Returns

April 22, 2008 Leave a comment

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Randleman and Belfort will not fight this time, instead Randleman will face up-and-coming Pancrase star Ryo Kawamura who returns since winning against Antonio Braga Neto at SENGOKU I.

Update: The event will consist of 8 or 9 fights. If there is a 9th fight, it will be in the Lightweight or Featherweight division. Josh Barnett will most likely headline the event.

SENGOKU II
Date: May 18th, 2008
Place: Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan

Fights:
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Ian Schaffa
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Kwang Hee Lee
Yuki Sasaki vs. Jorge Santiago
Yoshihiro Nakao vs. Big Jim York
Mike Pyle vs. Dan Hornbuckle
Kevin Randleman vs. Ryo Kawamura
Roger Gracie vs. TBA
Josh Barnett vs. TBA (Naoya Ogawa/Marcio Cruz/Jeff Monson)

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