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Awakened! DREAM.9

Another DREAM event is in the books. They have had better events but there were some good fights in this one.

Ratings

Some good news after the event is that the event got a strong 16.2% rating on TBS, with KID vs. Warren and Tokoro vs. Cullum being the two highest watched fights at 19.1%. The ratings were probably helped somewhat by Naito’s boxing fight which got a 20.4% rating just before. It’ll be interesting to see how the ratings will look like at the DREAM Featherweight GP Finals as KID is out and it is the last prime time televised event of DREAM this year.

DREAM.10

Three fights for DREAM.10, which takes place on July 20th, were announced at the event. Shinya Aoki will take on Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Melvin Manhoef will face Paulo Filho who returns to Japan, and as rumored, Andre Dida will battle DEEP Lightweight champion Katsunori Kikuno.

Post-Event Notes

Sadaharu Tanigawa said that he thinks that he will make a formal offer to Tatsuya Kawajiri to face Masato in July.

Sokoudjou was very sorry at the post-even press conference for his actions after his fight with Nortje.

DREAM EP Sasahara said that DJ.taiki is the first candidate for a spot in the DREAM Featherweight GP reserve fight at the finals.

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  1. whomever
    May 27, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Kid has one more fight left on his FEG contract, correct? If that’s true I would assume to see him in the FWGP Reserve bout, which would allow for him to still be on DREAM.11 in primetime.

  2. Masha
    May 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Why isn’t Hansen fighting Aoki anymore?

  3. tinobar
    May 28, 2009 at 6:34 am

    so the peak rating of 19% was for the segment featuring both tokoro and kid not just kid by himself

  4. May 28, 2009 at 6:40 am

    yes

  5. May 28, 2009 at 6:40 am

    don’t know but there seems to be some trouble

  6. May 29, 2009 at 5:03 am

    if they were smart, they would add Kid to Dream.11, to help get them ratings. maybe even against DJTaiki

  7. May 29, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I doubt they’ll put KID in a reserve fight. But I think he’ll fight much more often from now on and be in a couple of superfights before possibly fighting the winner of the GP for the title.

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