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Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round
Dream 2 poster.jpg
The poster for Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round.
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.


Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Kazushi Sakuraba def. Andrews Nakahara Submission (neck crank) 1 8:20
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Denis Kang Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:10
Middleweight Kiyoshi Tamura def. Masakatsu Funaki TKO (punches) 1 0:57
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Ian Murphy Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:38
Middleweight Zelg Galesic def. Magomed Sultanakhmedov Submission (armbar) 1 1:40
Middleweight Dong Sik Yoon def. Shungo Oyama Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Middleweight Taiei Kin def. Ikuhisa Minowa Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Lightweight Shinya Aoki def. Gesias Cavalcante Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00

2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round[edit]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Japan Kazushi Sakuraba W Sub
Brazil Andrews Nakahara
Japan Kazushi Sakuraba
Netherlands Melvin Manhoef**
Japan Kiyoshi Tamura W TKO
Japan Masakatsu Funaki
Croatia Zelg Galesic W Sub
Russia Magomed Sultanakhmedov
Croatia Zelg Galesic
South Korea Taiei Kin
Japan Taiei Kin W Dec
Japan Ikuhisa Minowa
Netherlands Gegard Mousasi W Sub
Canada Denis Kang
Armenia Gegard Mousasi
South Korea Yoon Dong-Sik
South Korea Yoon Dong-Sik W Dec
Japan Shungo Oyama
Brazil Ronaldo Souza W Sub
United States Ian Murphy
Brazil Ronaldo Souza
United States Jason Miller
United States Jason Miller W TKO
Japan Katsuyori Shibata

Replacement = ** -->


See also[edit]


  1. ^ DiPietro, Monty. ""Success for Sakuraba in Saitama" ". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2008.