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DREAM.5: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round
A poster or logo for DREAM.5: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round.
Promotion DREAM
Date July 21, 2008
Venue Osaka-jo Hall
City Japan Osaka, Japan
Attendance 11,986
Event chronology
DREAM.4: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round DREAM.5: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round DREAM.6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round

DREAM.5 Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group's mixed martial arts promotion DREAM. The event took place on Monday July 21, 2008 at the Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan and hosted the final round of the promotion's Lightweight tournament.

The DREAM.5 attracted a crowd of 11,986 to the Osaka Jo Hall and was broadcast live in Japan on the TBS network and SkyPerfect and on HDNet Fights in the United States.[1]


Lightweight Grand Prix Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Joachim Hansen def. Shinya Aoki TKO (punches) 1 4:19
Main Card
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Mark Hunt Submission (keylock) 1 1:11
Middleweight Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Katsuyori Shibata Submission (ezekiel choke) 1 6:34
Featherweight Hideo Tokoro def. Takeshi Yamazaki Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Welterweight Kuniyoshi Hironaka def. Motoki Miyazawa TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 8:57
Featherweight Joseph Benavidez def. Junya Kodo Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:42
Lightweight Grand Prix reserve match
Lightweight Joachim Hansen def. Kultar Gill Submission (armbar) 1 2:33
Lightweight Grand Prix Semi Final
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Tatsuya Kawajiri TKO (punches) 1 7:35
Lightweight Shinya Aoki def. Caol Uno Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Lightweight Daisuke Nakamura def. Andy Ologun Submission (flying armbar) 1 3:41

* Hansen replaced Alvarez due to a cut received in his fight with Kawajiri.

2008 Lightweight Grand Prix bracket[edit]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Japan Shinya Aoki W Dec
Brazil Gesias Calvancanti
Japan Shinya Aoki W Sub
Japan Katsuhiko Nagata
Japan Katsuhiko Nagata W Dec
Russia Artur Oumakhanov
Japan Shinya Aoki W Dec
Japan Caol Uno
Japan Mitsuhiro Ishida W Dec
South Korea Jung Bu-Kyung
Japan Mitsuhiro Ishida
Japan Caol Uno W Sub
Japan Caol Uno
13 Bye
Japan Shinya Aoki
Norway Joachim Hansen** W TKO
United States Eddie Alvarez W TKO
Brazil Andre "Dida" Amade
United States Eddie Alvarez W Dec
Norway Joachim Hansen
Norway Joachim Hansen W Dec
Japan Koutetsu Boku
United States Eddie Alvarez W TKO
Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri
Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri W Dec
Canada Kultar Gill
Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri W Dec
Brazil Luiz Firmino
Brazil Luiz Firmino W Sub
Japan Kazuyuki Miyata

** Replacement.

Dream Lightweight Grand Prix Reserve Bouts:

Norway Joachim Hansen def. Canada Kultar Gill at DREAM.5


  • 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 decided to directly seed Caol Uno into the 2nd round against Mitsuhiro Ishida as the 8th fighter.
  • Nick Diaz was originally scheduled to fight Hayato Sakurai to determine the Dream Welterweight Champion, but Diaz had to pull out due to contractual obligations to EliteXC.[2]
  • Mirko "Crocop" Filipovic had been a long rumored participant. Originally scheduled to face Jerome LeBanner, and later Mighty Mo Siligia, Mirko had to pull out due to a recovering shoulder injury and minor impending knee surgery. Mirko expressed interest in fighting at DREAM.6 in September.[3]
  • Denis Kang had been another long rumored participant.[4] With one fight left on his FEG contract, Denis Kang would have become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of this bout. However, he was pulled from the card late in July for unknown reasons.[5]
  • After his bout with Mirko "Crocop" Filipovic was scrapped, Jérôme Le Banner was scheduled to fight Mark Hunt. However, LeBanner had to pull out late due to injury.[6]
  • Appearing on the original DREAM.5 banner, Minowaman was pulled from the card to instead fight at Deep: Gladiators.[7]
  • The bout between Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto and Joseph Benavidez has been canceled due to a knee injury Yamamoto suffered in training. Yamamoto has been replaced by Junya Kodo.[8]
  • Reports indicate Dream.5 scored a 10.0 rating for network TV on the TBS broadcast in Japan. The rating peaked at 13.9 during the Akiyama-Shibata fight.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DiPietro, Monty. ""Hansen is Dream Champ, Overeem beats Hunt in Osaka" ". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007. Retrieved July 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Nick Diaz out of Dream 5 title fight". MMAjunkie.com. June 22, 2008. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "CroCop's Personal Blog". MMA-ID. 2008-07-06. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Caplan, Sam (June 11, 2008). "Denis Kang added to Dream 5". Five Ounces of Pain. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ Hamlin, Tom (July 10, 2008). "Denis Kang off of Dream 5 fight card". Mma Weekly. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ MacDonald, Clinton (July 11, 2008). "Mark Hunt talks Dream fight, Fedor (Updated)". Mma Weekly. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Deep: Gladiators – Fights Added". Japan-MMA.com. July 9, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 
  8. ^ ""Kid" Out of Dream 5; Shinya Aoki Has Tights Picked Out". Cagepotato.com. July 18, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 

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