|Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round|
The poster for Dream 6: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round.
|Date||September 23, 2008|
|Venue||Saitama Super Arena|
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|
|Middleweight||Gegard Mousasi||def.||Ronaldo Souza||KO (upkick)||1||2:15|
|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
|Ronaldo Souza||W Sub|
|Ronaldo Souza||W Dec|
|Jason Miller||W TKO|
|Ronaldo Souza||W Sub|
|Zelg Galesic||W Sub|
|Zelg Galesic||W TKO|
|Taiei Kin||W Dec|
|Gegard Mousasi||W KO|
|Gegard Mousasi||W Sub|
|Gegard Mousasi||W Dec|
|Yoon Dong-Sik||W Dec|
|Gegard Mousasi||W SUB|
|Kazushi Sakuraba||W Sub|
|Melvin Manhoef**||Win KO|
|Kiyoshi Tamura||W TKO|
** = Replacement
Dream Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Bouts:
- 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.
- 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.