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Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round
A poster or logo for Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round.
Information
Promotion Dream
Date April 29, 2008
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Japan Saitama, Japan
Attendance 21,397
Event chronology
Dream 1: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round Dream 3: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round

Dream.2 Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Dream. It took place on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan.

The event hosted the opening round of the promotion's Middleweight Grand Prix. All bouts were conducted under Dream Rules, (first round is 10 minutes, second round is 5 minutes) in an 84 kilograms (185 lb) weight class. The evening's Main Event featured Kazushi Sakuraba of Japan and Brazilian kyokushin karateka Andrews Nakahara. It attracted a crowd of 21,397 and was broadcast live across Japan on the SkyPerfect pay-per-view.[1]

The Middleweight champion was determined in Dream 6.

Results[1][edit]

  • Lightweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Japan Shinya Aoki vs. Brazil Gesias Calvancante
Aoki defeats Calvancante by decision (unanimous).
  • Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Japan Taiei Kin vs. Japan Ikuhisa Minowa
Kin defeats Minowa by decision (unanimous).
  • Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
South Korea Dong Sik Yoon vs. Japan Shungo Oyama
Yoon defeats Oyama by decision (unanimous).
  • Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Croatia Zelg Galesic vs. Russia Magomed Sultanakhmedov
Galesic defeats Sultanakhmedov by submission (armbar) at 1:20 of round 1.
  • Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Brazil Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza vs. United States Ian Murphy
Souza defeats Murphy by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:38 of round 1.
  • Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Japan Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Japan Masakatsu Funaki
Tamura defeats Funaki by TKO (punches) at 0:57 of round 1.
  • Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Armenia Gegard Mousasi vs. Canada Denis Kang
Mousasi defeats Kang by submission (triangle choke) at 3:10 of round 1.
  • Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Japan Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Brazil Andrews Nakahara
Sakuraba defeats Nakahara by submission (neck crank) at 8:29 of round 1.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DiPietro, Monty. ""Success for Sakuraba in Saitama" ". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved May 23, 2008.