Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round
September 23, 2008
Saitama Super Arena
was a Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round mixed martial arts event promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group's mixed martial arts promotion Dream on September 23, 2008. The event hosted the crowning of Dream's first Middleweight Champion, Gegard Mousasi, after the conclusion of the Middleweight Grand Prix.
Results [ edit ]
Middleweight Grand Prix reserve bout
Andrews Nakahara def. Yoon Dong-sik Nakahara defeated Dong-sik by TKO (Punches) at 0:30 of round 2.
Middleweight Grand Prix Semi final
Gegard Mousasi def. Melvin Manhoef Mousasi defeated Manhoef by Submission (
triangle choke) at 1:28 of the round 1.
Middleweight Grand Prix Semi final
Ronaldo Souza def. Zelg Galesic Souza defeated Galesic by Submission (
armbar) at 1:27 of round 1.
Keita Nakamura def. Adriano Martins Nakamura defeated Martins by two split decision (2–1).
Sergei Kharitonov def. Jimmy Ambriz Kharitonov defeated Ambriz by KO (Punches) at 2:15 of round 1.
Atsushi Yamamoto def. Hideo Tokoro Yamamoto defeated Tokoro by two-round unanimous decision (3–0).
Masakatsu Funaki def. Ikuhisa Minowa Funaki defeated Minowa by Submission (
heel hook) at 0:52 of round 1.
Hayato Sakurai def. Kuniyoshi Hironaka Sakurai defeated Hironaka by two-round unanimous decision (3–0).
Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Masanori Tonooka Akiyama defeated Tonooka by Submission (armbar) at 6:26 of round 1.
Shinya Aoki def. Todd Moore Aoki defeated Moore by Submission (
neck crank) at 1:10 of round 1.
Mirko Filipović vs. Alistair Overeem The fight ended at 6:09 of round 1 as a No contest after Filipović could not continue due to repeated illegal knee strikes to the groin.
Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Gegard Mousasi def. Ronaldo Souza Mousasi defeated Souza by KO (Upkick) at 2:15 of round 1.
2008 Middleweight Grand Prix bracket [ edit ]
** = Replacement
Dream Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Bouts:
Melvin Manhoef def. Dae Won Kim at Dream 3
Andrews Nakahara def. Yoon Dong-sik at Dream 6
Badr Hari approached the ring prior to the Middle-Weight Final bout and challenged the Dream Heavyweight fighters to a match against him at the K-1 Dynamite Show in Tokyo. He also insulted the performance of the competitors by stating "All I've seen tonight is a bunch of hugging and kissing"
Fedor Emelianenko announced his desire to participate in Dream's New Year show: FieLDS Dynamite!! on December 31 at the Saitama Super Arena. He was expected to face the winner of the Cro Cop vs. Overeem bout, but due to the No Contest, his opponent remained undecided.
Joachim Hansen addressed the crowd and announced his participation at FieLDS Dynamite!!, with his opponent to be determined. A number of
World Victory Road fighters were in attendance and Yoshihiro Akiyama hinted at a potential merger on the horizon by declaring he wanted to fight Hidehiko Yoshida next. Notable WVR fighters at Dream.6 included Takanori Gomi, Xande Ribeiro, and Josh Barnett. The Average TBS broadcast rating was 9.0 with a peak of 13.4 during the Akiyama vs. Tonooka fight. Announced attendance was 25,000.
Mirko Filipovic was taken to a hospital for treatment and was unavailable for post-fight comments.
Tournament Bonuses [ edit ]
Semifinalists Zelg Galesic and Melvin Manhoef both earned a 1,000,000円 bonus for their performance in the tournament.
Runner-up Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza received a 3,000,000円 bonus for his efforts.
Gegard Mousasi earned a 10,000,000円 bonus to become Dream's first Middle-Weight Champion.
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Dream 6 official card