List of Dream champions

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This is a list of champions in the Dream organization at each weight class. Dream is a Japanese mixed martial arts organization, originally promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group, and over management of Glory Sports International since October 2012. The first two champions were crowned after the 2008 Lightweight and Middleweight Grand Prix, while the 2009 Welterweight and Featherweight GPs have crowned the champions at those weights. The 2010 Light Heavyweight Grand Prix crowned the first Dream Light Heavyweight Champion at Dream 16. The 2011 World Bantamweight Grand Prix crowned the first ever Dream Bantamweight Champion at Dynamite!!! 2011.

Current champions[edit]

Division Champion Since Defenses
Heavyweight Vacant 0
Light Heavyweight Vacant 0
Middleweight Vacant 0
Welterweight Lithuania Marius Zaromskis July 20, 2009 1
Lightweight Japan Shinya Aoki October 6, 2009 2
Featherweight Japan Hiroyuki Takaya December 31, 2010 2
Bantamweight Brazil Bibiano Fernandes December 31, 2011 0

Title Histories[edit]

Heavyweight Championship[edit]

93.5 kilograms (206 lb) and up
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
- Netherlands Alistair Overeem
def. Todd Duffee for interim title
Dynamite!! 2010
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2010
Interim title vacated after Overeem signed with the UFC.

Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

84.5 to 93.0 kilograms (186.3 to 205.0 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Netherlands Gegard Mousasi
def. Tatsuya Mizuno
Dream 16
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
September 25, 2010 1486 days
(incumbent)

1. def. Hiroshi Izumi at Dream 17 on Jul 16, 2011 in Saitama, Japan

Title vacated after Mousasi signed with the UFC.

Middleweight Championship[edit]

76.0 to 84.0 kilograms (167.6 to 185.2 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Netherlands Gegard Mousasi
def. Ronaldo Souza
Dream 6
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
September 23, 2008 ? days
Title vacated after Mousasi moved up to light heavyweight.[1]
Ronaldo Souza and Jason Miller fought to a "no contest" on May 26, 2009 at Dream 9 in a fight for the vacant title.

Welterweight Championship[edit]

70.0 to 76.0 kilograms (154.3 to 167.6 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Lithuania Marius Zaromskis
def. Jason High
Dream 10
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
July 20, 2009 1918 days
(incumbent)

1. def. Kazushi Sakuraba at Dynamite!! 2010 on Dec 31, 2010 in Saitama, Japan

Lightweight Championship[edit]

65.0 to 70.0 kilograms (143.3 to 154.3 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Norway Joachim Hansen
def. Shinya Aoki
Dream 5
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
July 21, 2008 442 days
2 Japan Shinya Aoki Dream 11
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
October 6, 2009 1840 days
(incumbent)

1. def. Tatsuya Kawajiri at Dream 15 on Jul 10, 2010 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Satoru Kitaoka at Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 on Dec 31, 2011 in Saitama, Japan

Featherweight Championship[edit]

61.0 to 65.0 kilograms (134.5 to 143.3 lb)
Prior to December 31, 2010 the Dream Featherweight division was 56.0 to 63.0 kilograms (123.5 to 138.9 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Brazil Bibiano Fernandes
def. Hiroyuki Takaya
Dream 11
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
October 6, 2009 451 days

1. def. Joachim Hansen at Dream 13 on Mar 22, 2010 in Yokohama, Japan

2 Japan Hiroyuki Takaya Dynamite!! 2010
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2010 1389 days
(incumbent)

1. def. Kazuyuki Miyata at Dream 17 on Jul 16, 2011 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Takeshi Inoue at Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 on Dec 31, 2011 in Saitama, Japan

Bantamweight Championship[edit]

57.1 to 61.2 kilograms (126 to 135 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 Brazil Bibiano Fernandes
def. Antonio Banuelos
Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoko 2011
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2011 1024 days
(incumbent)

Tournament Winners[edit]

Division Event Date Winner Runner-up
Lightweight Dream 5 Jul 21, 2008 Norway Joachim Hansen Japan Shinya Aoki
Middleweight Dream 6 Sep 23, 2008 Netherlands Gegard Mousasi Brazil Ronaldo Souza
Welterweight Dream 10 Jul 20, 2009 Lithuania Marius Zaromskis United States Jason High
Featherweight Dream 11 Oct 6, 2009 Brazil Bibiano Fernandes Japan Hiroyuki Takaya
Open-weight Dynamite!! 2009 Dec 31, 2009 Japan Ikuhisa Minowa Cameroon Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Light Heavyweight Dream 16 Sep 25, 2010 Netherlands Gegard Mousasi Japan Tatsuya Mizuno
Bantamweight Dream: Japan GP Final Jul 26, 2011 Japan Hideo Tokoro Japan Masakazu Imanari
Bantamweight Dynamite!! 2011 Dec 31, 2011 Brazil Bibiano Fernandes United States Antonio Banuelos

By Nationality[edit]

The following include championship title holders or tournament winners by nationality.

Country Titles
 Netherlands 5
 Japan 4
 Brazil 4
 Lithuania 2
 Norway 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]