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Bibiano Fernandes Wins DREAM Bantamweight World Grand Prix Title [Video]

Written on January 03, 2012 by Clive Wilson

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Bibiano Fernandes defeats Antonio Banuelos in DREAM Bantamweight World Grand Prix Finals

Former DREAM featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes won in last weekend’s DREAM 2011 Bantamweight World Grand Prix Finals. The event was named “Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011”. It was held last December 31, 2011 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

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Kazushi Sakuraba Meets Yan Cabral at DREAM.17

Written on August 28, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Kazushi Sakuraba has agreed to fight the promotion's newcomer and Nova Uniao's pride, Yan Cabral, at the upcoming DREAM.17 event.

The DREAM promotion just added the 10th bout to its DREAM.17 fight card. Officials recently confirmed that Japanese MMA veteran – Kazushi Sakuraba – and Yan Cabral had verbally agreed to meet at the upcoming event, which is expected to take place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Sept. 24. Up to now, there are still no reports with regards to the broadcast plans, but DREAM and TV partner HDNet are already negotiating about a possible live or tape-delayed airing.

Kazushi Sakuraba (26-15-1 MMA, 3-5 DREAM) will be returning in the cage after attaining a TKO loss to Marius Zaromskis at the Welterweight Championship of DREAM Dynamite!! 2010. The bout ended when Sakuraba’s ear was partially torn off, declaring his third misfortune in a row — following a submission loss to Jason Miller and a decision loss over Ralek Gracie. The “Gracie Hunter,” who also fought under the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships during the earlier years of his MMA career, is now set to face Brazil’s famous fighter.

Newcomer, Yan Cabral (9-0 MMA, 0-0 DREAM), is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt holder and the pride of Nova Uniao camp. Since 2007, he has boasted a record of 9-0 with nine submission victories. However, he hasn’t fought since the SHC – Battle For The Belt in April 2010, wherein he defeated Djordje Beric through an Arm-Triangle Choke.

See the current DREAM.17 fight card after the skip.

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Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki, to Meet at Bellator’s 2012 Campaign

Written on August 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Two lightweight champions of different promotion, Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki, as slated to meed again in 2012.

Eddie Alvarez may get a second crack on Shinya Aoki yet, as both of them are set for a lightweight duel in Bellator Fighting Championships next year. Bout agreements have been distributed, and the two fighters are expected to ink the deal shortly. And while Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki are both lightweight champions of Bellator and DREAM respectively, no title will be up for grabs when the tournament takes place.

Both of them met on New Year 2008, wherein the Japanese submission specialist ended the American’s night early. Shinya Aoki slapped a tight heel hook on Eddie Alvarez, forcing the latter to submit in just 92 seconds.

But since then, the Bellator lightweight champion rattled off seven consecutive wins in Bellator and Dream. Eddie Alvarez won the title in 2009. On the other hand, Shinya Aoki has won eight of his last nine fights — including a five-fight win streak. He is set to meet the former WEC champion, Rob McCullough, at DREAM 17 in Saitama, Japan.

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Gerald Harris vs Kazuhiro Nakamura, Booked for DREAM 17 in Japan

Written on August 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Newly signed, Gerald Harris, is set to face UFC veteran, Kazuhiro Nakamura, at Dream 17 on September 24.

Recent reports disclosed that promotion’s new comer, Gerald Harris, has verbally agreed to meet Japanese mixed martial artist, Kazuhiro Nakamura, on the upcoming DREAM 17 event.

DREAM 17 is expected to be held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on September 24. Broadcast plans for the said event stays unknown, but the promotion confirmed that they are currently negotiating with television partner – HDNet – in terms of airing the match-ups.

Gerald Harris (18-4 MMA, 0-0 DREAM), a former member of Ultimate Fighting Championship, just signed his multi-fight deal under DREAM last July 25, 2011. Following his release from the UFC, he obtained a unanimous decision victory over journeyman – Anthony Ruiz – at Tachi Palace Fights 9. However, this success turns into a misery after losing to Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves and James Head via unanimous decisions.

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Rodolfo Marques, to Join DREAM Grand Prix

Written on July 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Brazilian prospect, Rodolfo Marques, is set to take his place in DREAM’s upcoming Bantamweight World Grand Prix.

Resende, Rio de Janeiro native, Rodolfo Marques, is set to take his place at DREAM’s Bantamweight World Grand Prix. Though not yet officially announced by the promotion, the fighter’s trainer and Nova Uniao leader – Andre Pederneiras – confirmed that the fighter already finalized his contract to the organization last Wednesday.

The 27-year-old, Rodolfo Marques, has garnered a 12-1 record in his five years as a professional MMA fighter. DREAM’s Bantamweight World Grand Prix will begin at DREAM 17 on September 24, in Saitama, Japan.

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Gerald Harris Signs Deal with DREAM

Written on July 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After his UFC release, Gerald "Hurricane" Harris now finds a new home with DREAM.

Eight months following his unprecedented release from UFC, Gerald “Hurricane” Harris inks a deal with DREAM. As posted on his Twitter account:

“I’m all healed up and ready to roll. I just signed a multi-fight deal with Dream. It’s going to be great in Japan, but business first!”

Gerald Harris was suddenly released by UFC last November, after his decision loss to Maiquel Falcao. Since then, he dropped a close decision to James Head. He also recently out pointed Anthony Ruiz under Tachi Palace Fights banner.

DREAM’s next tournament, DREAM 17, is set to take action on September 25, in Saitama, Japan.

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After Three Losses, UFC Releases John Howard

Written on July 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Following his decision loss to Matt Brown at UFC on Versus 4, John Howard is now out of the UFC banner.

The 28-year-old UFC fighter – John Howard – announced in a video message last Monday that he was released by the promotion, following his unanimous decision loss to Matt Brown at UFC on Versus 4. His recent defeat marks his third consecutive loss.

“The rumors are true. I got released today. They finally announced it. … You get three straight losses in the UFC, and this is what happens. I’m not too mad about it. It’s whatever man. I tried my best. My last fight with Matt Brown, I didn’t think I lost, but when it goes to the judges, that’s what happens.

“My plan right now is to either go to Bellator or DREAM … or whoever makes the best offer, I’m going there. To UFC, Dana White, Joe Silva, thank you for the opportunity.”

Heading to the June 26 tournament, both John Howard and Matt Brown expected the loser to be terminated from the promotion. The former earned a decision loss via 28-29 scores across the board.

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Todd Duffee Withdraws from DREAM Bout due to Injury

Written on July 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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One match-up was scrapped from the DREAM Fight for Japan: 2011 Bantamweight Final, as Todd Duffee bows out of his match against Nick Gaston due to injury.

Former UFC heavyweight prospect, Todd Duffee, withdraws from his bout against Nick Gaston due to undisclosed injury. The DREAM officials confirmed at ESPN.com last Monday that Todd Duffee was out of his match for Fight for Japan: 2011 Bantamweight Tournament Final.

That said, DREAM tapped Tim Hague to step in against Nick Gaston. However, the promotion was not able to come to terms with the fighter. Hence, Nick Gaston was also removed from the lineup.

DREAM’s Fight for Japan: 2011 Bantamweight Tournament Finals will kick off at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.

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Fickett vs Kawajiri and Mizuno vs Prangley, Set for DREAM Bantamweight GP

Written on July 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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DREAM Fight for Japan: Bantamweight Grand Prix is now all set with one additional bout and one altercation.

Last Wednesday, DREAM Fight for Japan: Bantamweight Grand Prix gets an additional bout and one altercation. After Willamy Freire withdrew from the tournament due to hand injury, Tatsuya Kawajiri will now face Drew Fickett on July 16. Also added to the fight card is a light heavyweight battle between Tatsuya Mizuno and Trevor Prangley.

DREAM Fight for Japan – dubbed as DREAM.17 – will feature a championship duel over Gegard Mousasi vs Hiroshi Izumi and Hiroyuki Takaya vs Kazuyuki Miyata. Mazakasu Imanari will square off against Hideo Tokoro at the Bantamweight Grand Prix finals.

The full card for DREAM.17 is posted after the jump.

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Antonio McKee, Unable to Fight Shinya Aoki Due to Visa Issues

Written on May 17, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Antonio McKee, being unable to obtain a visa, has slipped his chance to take his much-anticipated bout with Shinya Aoki at the DREAM 'Fight for Japan.'

Antonio McKee will not be able to fight Shinya Aoki on DREAM’s “Fight for Japan” on May 29, after he was unable to present his visa. FEG promoter – Mike Kogan – reacted to this report, insisting that the bout between Antonio McKee and Shinya Aoki is canceled due to other reasons and not in the former’s visa.

That said, Jamie Varner was tapped to replace Antonio McKee and facing Shinya Aoki. The DREAM “Fight for Japan” is a charity event that would help the victims last March’s Japan earthquake, and will take place at Saitama Super Arena.

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