DREAM Open-Weight GP This Year?! DREAM.8 Poster
DREAM.7 and its horrible refereeing is over. With the event receiving quite low ratings (even though it was a past midnight timeslot) something has to be done. This blog has a new post about a newspaper article saying that DREAM will hold an open-weight GP this summer. DREAM EP Sasahara is quoted in the article as saying that he wants it to be the same scale as the IWGP tournaments (in the 1980′s). He also says that he wants to negotiate with Fedor.
Sasahara said at the post DREAM.7 press conference that he will consider Kawajiri’s proposal of a Lightweight number 1 contender fight between himself and J.Z.Calvan at DREAM.9 in May.
In other DREAM news, the poster for DREAM.8 has been released and it includes Katsuyori Shibata, Hideo Tokoro, Minowaman, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Shinya Aoki, and Ronaldo Jacare.
Update: Yuya Shirai vs. Yoon Young Kim at clubDEEP on March 14th will be a DREAM Welterweight GP qualifier.