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Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round
The poster for Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round.
Promotion Dream
Date September 23, 2008
Venue Saitama Super Arena
City Japan Saitama, Japan
Attendance 20,929
Event chronology
Dream 5: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round DREAM.7: Feather Weight Grandprix 1st Round

Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group's mixed martial arts promotion Dream on September 23, 2008. The event hosted the crowning of Dream's first Middleweight Champion, Gegard Mousasi, after the conclusion of the Middleweight Grand Prix.


Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Ronaldo Souza KO (upkick) 1 2:15
Main Card
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem vs. Mirko Cro Cop No Contest (knee to the groin) 1 6:09
Lightweight Shinya Aoki def. Todd Moore Submission (neck crank) 1 1:10
Middleweight Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Masanori Tonooka Submission (armbar) 1 6:26
Welterweight Hayato Sakurai def. Kuniyoshi Hironaka Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Middleweight Masakatsu Funaki def. Ikuhisa Minowa Submission (heel hook) 1 0:52
Featherweight Atsushi Yamamoto def. Hideo Tokoro Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov def. Jimmy Ambriz Submission (punches) 1 2:15
Lightweight Keita Nakamura def. Adriano Martins Decision (split) 2 5:00
Middleweight Grand Prix Semi final
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Zelg Galesic Submission (armbar) 1 1:27
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Melvin Manhoef Submission (triangle choke) 1 1:28
Middleweight Grand Prix reserve bout
Middleweight Andrews Nakahara def. Dong Sik Yoon TKO (punches) 2 0:30

2008 Middleweight Grand Prix bracket[edit]

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

** = Replacement

Dream Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Bouts:

Netherlands Melvin Manhoef def. South Korea Dae Won Kim at Dream 3
Brazil Andrews Nakahara def. South Korea Yoon Dong-sik at Dream 6


  • Badr Hari approached the ring prior to the Middle-Weight Final bout and challenged the Dream Heavyweight fighters to a match against him at the K-1 Dynamite Show in Tokyo. He also insulted the performance of the competitors by stating "All I've seen tonight is a bunch of hugging and kissing"
  • Fedor Emelianenko announced his desire to participate in Dream's New Year show: Fields Dynamite!! 2008 on December 31 at the Saitama Super Arena. He was expected to face the winner of the Cro Cop vs. Overeem bout, but due to the No Contest, his opponent remained undecided.
  • Joachim Hansen addressed the crowd and announced his participation at Fields Dynamite!! 2008, with his opponent to be determined.
  • A number of World Victory Road fighters were in attendance and Yoshihiro Akiyama hinted at a potential merger on the horizon by declaring he wanted to fight Hidehiko Yoshida next. Notable WVR fighters at Dream.6 included Takanori Gomi, Xande Ribeiro, and Josh Barnett.
  • The Average TBS broadcast rating was 9.0 with a peak of 13.4 during the Akiyama vs. Tonooka fight. Announced attendance was 25,000.
  • Mirko Cro Cop was taken to a hospital for treatment and was unavailable for post-fight comments.

Tournament Bonuses[edit]

  • Semifinalists Zelg Galesic and Melvin Manhoef both earned a 1,000,000円 bonus for their performance in the tournament.
  • Runner-up Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza received a 3,000,000円 bonus for his efforts.
  • Winner Gegard Mousasi earned a 10,000,000円 bonus to become Dream's first Middle-Weight Champion.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Dream 6 official card