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DREAM.11! Nakamura Vs. Calvan Announced

HMC X Minowaman - GBRing.com

HMC X Minowaman - GBRing.com

Two and a half additional fights were today announced for DREAM.11 on October 6th in the Yokohama Arena. In the Super Hulk Tournament semifinals, Minowaman will take on Choi Hong Man and Sokoudjou will take on a yet to be announced opponent, since Gegard Mousasi is out with a shoulder injury.

In a Lightweight single fight on the card, Daisuke Nakamura will return to Japan from a M-1 victory to take on J.Z.Calvan, who is in need of a victory.

Update: The opponent of Sokoudjou will most likely be a fighter who was in the first round of the tournament.

Update #2: Sakuraba is planned to return at either DREAM.11 or 12. The first DREAM.12 fight announcement should be next week. The details of the DREAM.12 surprise should be revealed one of these days. Sasahara wants Overeem to participate in a DREAM event once before the year is over.

HEIWA DREAM.11 Featherweight GP 2009 Finals
Date: October 6th, 2009
Place: Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan

DREAM Lightweight Title Fight:
Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki

Featherweight GP 2009 Finals:
Tokoro/Takaya vs. Warren/Fernandes
Hideo Tokoro vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
Joe Warren vs. Bibiano Fernandes

Featherweight GP 2009 Reserve Fight:
DJ.taiki vs. Kazuyuki Miyata

Lightweight Fight:
Daisuke Nakamura vs. J.Z.Calvan

Super Hulk Tournament Semifinals:
Minowaman vs. Choi Hong Man
Sokoudjou vs. X

Possible Participants:
Tatsuya Kawajiri

  1. whomever
    September 9, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Nakamura vs. JZ?? Awesome.

  2. kawa's boy toy
    September 9, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Daisuke by Flying Armbar would skyrocket his career!!!

  3. Anonymous
    September 9, 2009 at 6:55 am

    guess they dont like nakamura much. he’s good but i dunno bout beating JZ ..

  4. GaramKrueger
    September 9, 2009 at 7:30 am

    All together now…. Mark Hunt!

  5. whomever
    September 9, 2009 at 8:07 am

    It’s either him or Bob Sapp, most likely. I can’t see Jose Canseco, and Nortje already lost to Sokoudjou.

    I’d like to see a new face, but if it’s gotta be a repeat, make it Mark Hunt.

  6. rollo
    September 9, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Sokoudjou vs Hunt would be awesome

  7. GaramKrueger
    September 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Yeah, I just really hope it lasts longer than his last few fights. And I hope he wins, of course.

  8. September 9, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I think if Hunt should be given another chance he should be given like 2 months to prepare. Then we’d know if he doesn’t give a damn anymore and just want money or if his last few performances have been because of short preparation time in addition.

  9. September 9, 2009 at 9:47 am

    hey NOB, where did you get the update that the opponent is likely an old participant of the first round?

    they should get Kid Muscle in there

  10. September 9, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Sasahara said something along those lines at the press conference. He said that they’ll get precedence, so it depends on if they sign to fight.

  11. Matrix
    September 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I have heard that Jon Olav Einemo would anticipate in Dream 11.

  12. Matrix
    September 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    He is currently training with Golden Glory.

  13. Anonymous
    September 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    sorry JZ in for another loss

  14. Joseph
    September 9, 2009 at 8:52 pm


    Why does it say that they “chickened out recoil mechanism” when I translate to English? What does that mean? Thx.

  15. cacti
    September 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Can we expect 2 more fights?

  16. September 9, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    “A device which will make you surprised and make you wince” – about the DREAM.12 surprise

  17. September 9, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    don’t know, I’d think around that number though.

  18. Joseph
    September 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Hi N.O.B,

    I mean what does it mean? Did they chicken out on using it or are they still planning on using it for DREAM.12?

    I also read this from Gryphon, any hints on (4)? Thx.

    (1)”We send strikeforce championclass fighters.and maybe SF’s championclass fighter also come to DREAM.12″

    (2)”We hope Alistaier Overeem fight in DREAM in 2009″

    (3)”SAKURABA Kazushi will come back soon”

    (4)”Greeeeeat surprise comes in next week!!”

    Especially (4),

    some rumors say that this surprise news is “Ne producer(spokesman) is TAKADA Nobuhiko”……..hahaha

  19. cacti
    September 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    From the translation I did it said 1-2 more fights, could be wrong though. Also Saku will either be at 11 or 12, probably 12 though. Parky vs. Crusher would be a nice fight for Dream 11 imo.

  20. September 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    they will still have a surprise for dream.12, this quote: “A device which will make you surprised and make you wince” is a description of the surprise.

    They will announce the surprise one of these days.

    Would be fun to see Takada there to get the crowd excited. But I think it’s a cage.

  21. September 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    which article?

  22. FightPhilosopher
    September 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    a very stellar card, i cant say that there is not even one fight that im not interested in watching so far all eight and hopefully kawajiri gets a good opponent…hope JZ performs well

  23. ShootJunkie
    September 9, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Definitely hoping Hunt steps in as Mousasi’s replacement. Nakamura/Calvan is a very interesting match. Although I’d make JZ a clear favorite, Nakamura will put up a good fight. Good tune-up fight for JZ. Can’t wait to see the final card!

  24. cacti
    September 9, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    the one on the dream website announcing the fights from earlier today.

  25. GaramKrueger
    September 10, 2009 at 12:57 am

    It looks like it’s going to be Bob Sapp vs Sokoudjou.

  26. CSKit
    September 10, 2009 at 2:34 am

    I think we’d all prefer Hunt but I guess Sapp will do.

  27. CSKit
    September 10, 2009 at 2:37 am

    If both Choi and Sapp move on it’ll be a rematch from their FieLDS K-1 WORLD GP 2005 fight where Choi won via DEC (although that was a K1 fight).

  28. GaramKrueger
    September 10, 2009 at 4:46 am

    I’m rooting for Minowa to win it all, but HMC vs Sapp would be an interesting end to this strange tournament.

  29. September 10, 2009 at 5:23 am

    yup, you’re right, it does say 1-2 more. I didn’t read that article before.

  30. Minowa
    September 10, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Sapp is already signed for a kickboxing fight in Hong-Kong just DAY AFTER Dream.11 and still he takes the fight!!
    He will probably let Soko to TKO him quickly or maybe his corner will throw in the towel just 2 seconds into the fight like Fujita did in the PRIDE GP 2000?

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