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DREAM’s Fight for Japan Adds Two Featherweight Bouts

Written on April 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Hansen vs Ishida and Uno vs Nishiura were two featherweight bouts added to DREAM's Fight for Japan card this May 29.

DREAM added two featherweight bouts for its upcoming Fight for Japan event. The May 29 tournament will also feature a battle between Joachim Hansen versus Mitsuhiro Ishida, and another brawl pitting Caol Uno contra Akiyo Nishiura. DREAM’s Fight for Japan producer, Keiichi Sasahara, also revealed that current DREAM featherweight champion – Hiroyuki Takaya – will likely return to defend his title this summer.

As reported last week, Fight for Japan will grace the promotion’s quarterfinals and semifinals of its bantamweight grand prix. The event will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on May 29.

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DREAM Japan Grand Prix, Slated for May 2011

Written on April 18, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Mixed Martial Arts is making a comeback in Japan, after the devastating March 11 earthquake, with DREAM's Japan Grand Prix.

On May 29 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, DREAM will pave the way for the return of MMA in the country with an eight-fighter bantamweight tournament. The DREAM Japan Grand Prix will be a prelude for the promotion’s World Grand Prix, which is set to start on September. The DREAM Japan Grand Prix will feature Masakazu Imanari, Kenji Osawa, Takafumi Otsuka, Hideo Tokoro, Keisuke Fujiwara, Yoshiro Maeda, Atsushi Yamamoto and Darren Uyenoyama. The top-three fighters that will emerge from the tournament will advance to the World Grand Prix.

In addition to this, the DREAM execs also revealed the “Fight for Japan” during last Friday’s press conference at The Parliament Museum in Tokyo. The “Fight for Japan” aims to raise funds for areas affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami last March 11. The proceeds from the said event will go to the United Nations’ agency for human settlements.

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DREAM of Mousasi

Written on July 09, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"I think it would be a very big accomplishment to win two belts and it's definitely a goal of mine. I want to make a statement with this fight, I want to convince people that I really want the belt."

I did specific wrestling in a wrestling gym. I’ve been working on wrestling aside from MMA. That is something that I wasn’t doing in the past so I’m getting more confident in my wrestling.

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