|DREAM.3: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round|
The poster for DREAM.3: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round.
|Date||May 11, 2008|
|Venue||Saitama Super Arena|
DREAM.3 Light Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group's mixed martial arts promotion DREAM. The event took place on Tuesday May 11, 2008 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and hosted the second round of the promotion's 70 kilograms (154 lb) Lightweight tournament.
The evening's main event featured Caol Uno and Mitsuhiro Ishida as well as the last fight of the first round of the Dream middleweight tournament, Katsuyori Shibata vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller. The event was broadcast live in Japan on SkyPerfect Pay-Per-View, and live in the United States on HDNet Fights.
The Lightweight Champion was crowned at DREAM.5.
|Lightweight Grand Prix 2nd Round|
|Lightweight||Caol Uno||def.||Mitsuhiro Ishida||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||1:39|
|Lightweight||Eddie Alvarez||def.||Joachim Hansen||Decision (unanimous)||2||5:00|
|Lightweight||Tatsuya Kawajiri||def.||Luiz Firmino||Decision (unanimous)||2||5:00|
|Welterweight Championship eliminator|
|Welterweight||Nick Diaz||def.||Katsuya Inoue||TKO (corner stoppage)||1||6:45|
|Middleweight Grand Prix reserve bout|
|Middleweight||Melvin Manhoef||def.||Dae Won Kim||TKO (knees and punches)||1||4:08|
|Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round|
|Middleweight||Jason Miller||def.||Katsuyori Shibata||TKO (punches)||1||6:57|
|Lightweight||Daisuke Nakamura||def.||Jung Bu-kyung||KO (punch)||2||1:05|
|Featherweight||Takeshi Yamazaki||def.||Shoji Maruyama||Decision (unanimous)||2||5:00|
- Opening – Another Star / Stevie Wonder vs. Revolater / Dragon Ash
- Caol Uno – Smells Like Teen Spirit / Fantastic Plastic Machine Remix
- Mitsuhiro Ishida – Welcome to the Black Parade / My Chemical Romance
- Joachim Hansen – Angel Of Death / Slayer
- Eddie Alvarez – The Champ Is Here / Jadakiss (version is unclear)
- Tatsuya Kawajiri – Water Pow / B-DASH
- Luis Buscape – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger / Daft Punk (remix)
- Katsuya Inoue – Know your enemy / Rage Against The Machine
- Nick Diaz – Root / Deftones
- Nakamura Daisuke – Wonderfulguys
- Jung Bukyung – Exodus / Maksim
- Kim Dae Won – Better Than Yesterday / MC Sniper
- Melvin Manhoef – The Battle Hans Zimmer Im A Boss / Young Jeezy Ft Rick Ross
- Jason "Mayhem" Miller – Dance Monkey / Sage Francis
- Katsuyori Shibata – Take Over / LOW-IQ-01
- Yamazaki Takeshi – Ai no Tabi / Sleep Walker
- Shoji – Guerilla Radio / Rage Against The Machine
- The 8th matchup was initially to be postponed until DREAM.2 due to the injuries of Vitor Ribeiro and Caol Uno along with Gilbert Melendez's prior commitment to Strikeforce. Dream officials have decided to directly seed Caol Uno into the 2nd round against Mitsuhiro Ishida as the 8th fighter.
- The LW Grandprix match between Shinya Aoki and Katsuhiko Nagata took place at DREAM.4 due to the injuries Shinya Aoki incurred in his 1st round match with Gesias Calvancanti.