Dream 1

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Dream.1: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round
A poster or logo for Dream.1: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round.
Information
Promotion Dream
Date March 15, 2008
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Japan Saitama, Japan
Attendance 19,120
Event chronology
Dream.1: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round

Dream.1 Light Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round was the inaugural event of the mixed martial arts promotion, Dream. It took place on Saturday, on March 15, 2008 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan.

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 judoka Shinya 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.[1]

Results[edit]

  • Heavyweight Bout
Japan Ikuhisa Minowa vs. South Korea Lee Kwan Bum
Minowa defeats Lee by submission (kneebar) at 1:25 of round 1.
  • Welterweight Bout
Japan Hayato Sakurai vs. Japan Hidetaka Monma
Sakurai defeats Monma by TKO (strikes) at 4:12 of round 1.
  • Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Norway Joachim Hansen vs. Japan Kotetsu Boku
Hansen defeats Boku by decision (unanimous).
  • Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Brazil Luis Firmino vs. Japan Kazuyuki Miyata
Firmino defeats Miyata by submission (rear naked choke) at 7:37 of round 1.
  • Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Japan Katsuhiko Nagata vs. Russia Artur Oumakhanov
Nagata defeats Oumakhanov by decision (unanimous).
  • Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Japan Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. South Korea Jung Bu-Kyung
Ishida defeats Jung by decision (unanimous).
  • Heavyweight Bout
Croatia Mirko Filipović vs. Japan Tatsuya Mizuno
Filipović defeats Mizuno by TKO (punches) at 0:56 of round 1.
  • Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
United States Eddie Alvarez vs. Brazil Andre Amade
Alvarez defeats Amade by TKO (punches) at 6:47 of round 1.
  • Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Canada Kultar Gill
Kawajiri defeats Gill by decision (unanimous).
  • Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Japan Shinya Aoki vs. Brazil Gesias Calvancante
Calvancante delivered an unintentional illegal elbow at 3:46 of round 1 and the match as ruled a No Contest.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiPietro, Monty. ""CroCop's Saitama Dream Comes True" ". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved May 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ "『Dream 1』さいたまSA大会 出場ファイターの試合後のコメントPART.7". Dreamofficial.com. 2008-03-15. Retrieved February 25, 2009.