Semifinals Announced! Miyata And DJ Clash
The semifinal pairings of the DREAM Featherweight GP as well as the GP reserve fight were today announced for DREAM.11 in October. Hideo Tokoro will take on Hiroyuki Takaya in one semifinal and Joe Warren will face Bibiano Fernandes in the other. In the reserve fight, DJ.taiki, who had to pull out after the first round of the GP with an injury, will take on Kazuyuki Miyata, who has two straight victories since beginning his move to Featherweight.
Update: It seems that a survey at the event hall was made and that Tokoro facing a Japanese fighter got the most votes.
Update #2: Takaya wants to win both fights by KO. He’s not looking past Tokoro at all, he is very vary of his grappling, and he says that his summer is over now. Until October he wants to train mainly grappling and wrestling. He will train with members of WK who have a Wrestling background.
Update #3: On the other hand, Tokoro will go on a training camp with WBC Flyweight Champion Daisuke Naito in August.
Update #4: DREM EP Sasahara revealed that he is currently considering Tatsuya Kawajiri and Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto in single fights on DREAM.11. He is thinking seriously especially about “KID” since he lost by KO in his last fight.
HEIWA DREAM.11 Featherweight GP 2009 Finals
Date: October 6th, 2009
Place: Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan
DREAM Featherweight GP Final:
Tokoro/Takaya vs. Warren/Fernandes
DREAM Featherweight GP Semifinals:
Hideo Tokoro vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
Joe Warren vs. Bibiano Fernandes
DREAM Featherweight GP Reserve Fight:
DJ.taiki vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Super Hulk Tournament Semifinals:
Minowaman/Choi Hong Man/Sokoudjou/Gegard Mousasi
DREAM MW Title Fight: Ronaldo Jacare vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller
DREAM LW Title Fight: Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki
Andrews Nakahara vs. Zelg “Benkei” Galesic
Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto