The event featured the first seven tournament bouts of the 2008 Dream Lightweight Grand Prix, fought at 70 kilograms (154 lb), along with a trio of open-weight fights. The evening's main event was a match featuring last year's Hero's Middleweight Champion, J.Z. Calvancanti of Brazil and Japanese judokaShinya Aoki. All bouts were fought under Dream mixed martial arts rules, with a 10 min first and 5 min second round. It attracted a sellout crowd of 19,120 and was broadcast live across Japan on the TBS television network.
The 8th matchup of the tournament was initially to be postponed until Dream 2 due to the injuries of Vitor Ribeiro and Caol Uno along with Gilbert Melendez's prior commitment to Strikeforce. Dream officials have decided to directly seed Caol Uno into the 2nd round against Mitsuhiro Ishida as the 8th fighter.
Andre "Dida" Amade was hospitalized after losing to Eddie Alvarez and was unavailable for the Post-fight interviews
Dream 1 announced attendance was 19,120 and its reported TV ratings on TBS were 8.9% 
7 of the Fighters for Dream 2's 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix were announced: