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.
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]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Tatsuya Mizuno TKO (punches) 1 0:56
Welterweight Hayato Sakurai def. Hidetaka Monma TKO (punches) 1 4:12
Heavyweight Ikuhisa Minowa def. Kwan Bum Lee Submission (kneebar) 1 1:25
Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Lightweight Gesias Cavalcante vs. Shinya Aoki NC (Aoki injured by illegal elbows) 1 3:46
Lightweight Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kultar Gill Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Andre Amado TKO (punches) 1 6:47
Lightweight Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Jung Bu-kyung Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Lightweight Katsuhiko Nagata def. Artur Oumakhanov Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Lightweight Luiz Firmino def. Kazuyuki Miyata Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 7:37
Lightweight Joachim Hansen def. Kotetsu Boku Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00


See also[edit]


  1. ^ DiPietro, Monty. ""CroCop's Saitama Dream Comes True" ". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007. 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.