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DREAM.4: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round
A poster or logo for DREAM.4: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round.
Information
Promotion DREAM
Date June 15, 2008
Venue Yokohama Arena
City Japan Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Attendance 14,037
Event chronology
DREAM.3: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round DREAM.4: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round DREAM.5: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round

DREAM.4 Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round was a mixed martial arts event held by FEG's mixed martial arts promotion DREAM. The event took place on June 15, 2008 at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan, featuring the second round of the promotion's Middleweight tournament, with winners advancing to the DREAM Middleweight GP Final at the Saitama Super Arena on September 23, 2008.[1]

During the evening's intermission, a draw was held in the ring to determine the matchups for the July 21, 2008 Dream Lightweight GP Final in Osaka. The random selection set Eddie Alvarez against Tatsuya Kawajiri in the first semifinal; and Shinya Aoki against Caol Uno in the second.[1]

The DREAM.4 attracted a crowd of 14,037 to the Yokohama Arena and was broadcast live in Japan on SkyPerfect TV Pay-Per-View, and in the United States on HDNet Fights.

Results[1][edit]

  • Light Weight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round
Japan Shinya Aoki vs. Japan Katsuhiko Nagata
Aoki defeated Nagata at 5:12 of round 1 by Gogoplata submission.
  • Heavy Weight One Match (+93.1 kg)
Netherlands Alistair Overeem vs. South Korea Lee Tae-Hyun
Overeem defeated Lee at 0:36 of round 1 by punches KO.
  • Heavy Weight One Match
Brazil Ralek Gracie vs. Russia Alavutdin Gadzhiyev
Gracie defeated Gadzhiyev at 3:02 of round 1 by Armbar submission.
  • Feather Weight One Match
Japan Hideo Tokoro vs. United States Darren Uyenoyama
Tokoro defeated Uyenoyama by unanimous decision (3–0).
  • Middle Weight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round
Armenia Gegard Mousasi vs. South Korea Yoon Dong-Sik
Mousasi defeated Yoon by round 2 unanimous decision (3–0).
  • Middle Weight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round
Croatia Zelg Galesic vs. Japan Taiei Kin
Galesic defeated Kin at 1:05 of round 1 by elbow injury TKO.
  • Middle Weight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round
Brazil Ronaldo Souza vs. United States Jason "Mayhem" Miller
Souza defeated Miller by round 2 unanimous decision (3–0).
  • Fight #8: Middle Weight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round
Netherlands Melvin Manhoef vs. Japan Kazushi Sakuraba
Manhoef defeated Sakuraba at 1:30 of round 1 by punches and knees KO.


Notes[edit]

  • Melvin Manhoef replaced Kiyoshi Tamura due to injuries Tamura incurred in his 1st round match. Manhoef had won a reserve bout against Dae Won Kim at Dream 3 to earn his spot in the 2nd round.
  • Mirko Cro Cop was originally scheduled to compete against Ralek Gracie in a grappling match, but had to pull out due to injury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DiPietro, Monty. "Manhoef KO's Sakuraba at Dream 4 Middleweight GP". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Retrieved June 16, 2008.