DREAM.8! Two GP Participants Announced
Two GP participants were announced for the first round of the Welterweight GP taking place at DREAM.8 in April. They are Hayato “Mach” Sakurai and Shinya Aoki. Also announced was that the winner of Seichi Ikemoto and Hidetaka Monma at DEEP 40 IMPACT on the 20th will get a spot in the GP. Minowaman was announced as a non-GP fight participant.
Update: Aoki asked DREAM EP Sasahara how ticket sales for DREAM.7 are going. He asked if it is all right if he doesn’t participate and asked for a fight before the GP. Sasahara looked a little puzzled and said that he cannot answer that right now.
If people don’t quite understand Aoki’s comments above I’ll try to explain. He is not asking if he can get off the hook and not fight at DREAM.7. First he asks about how ticket sales are going, then he says something like: “Is it REALLY OK if I don’t participate?” Then he asks Sasahara to let him participate since he is already preparing. He is “arrogant”/thinks he is a big draw/thinks highly of himself/joking.
OLYMPIA DREAM.8 Welterweight GP 2009 1st Round
Date: April 5th, 2009
Place: Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan
Welterweight GP Participants:
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai
Seichi Ikemoto/Hidetaka Monma
Minowaman vs. TBA
Possible GP Participants: