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Dream.2 Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Dream. It took place on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan.

Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round
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The poster for Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round.
DateApril 29, 2008
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CityJapan Saitama, Japan
Event chronology
Dream 1: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round Dream.2: Middle Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round Dream 3: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round

The event hosted the opening round of the promotion's Middleweight Grand Prix. All bouts were conducted under Dream Rules, (first round is 10 minutes, second round is 5 minutes) in an 84 kilograms (185 lb) weight class. The evening's Main Event featured Kazushi Sakuraba of Japan and Brazilian kyokushin karateka Andrews Nakahara. It attracted a crowd of 21,397 and was broadcast live across Japan on the SkyPerfect pay-per-view.[1]

The Middleweight champion was determined in Dream 6.



Middleweight Grand Prix 1st Round
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Kazushi Sakuraba def. Andrews Nakahara Submission (neck crank) 1 8:20
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Denis Kang Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:10
Middleweight Kiyoshi Tamura def. Masakatsu Funaki TKO (punches) 1 0:57
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Ian Murphy Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:38
Middleweight Zelg Galesic def. Magomed Sultanakhmedov Submission (armbar) 1 1:40
Middleweight Dong Sik Yoon def. Shungo Oyama Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Middleweight Taiei Kin def. Ikuhisa Minowa Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00
Lightweight Grandprix 1st Round
Lightweight Shinya Aoki def. Gesias Cavalcante Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00

2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening RoundEdit

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Kazushi Sakuraba W Sub
  Andrews Nakahara
  Kazushi Sakuraba
  Melvin Manhoef**
  Kiyoshi Tamura W TKO
  Masakatsu Funaki
  Zelg Galesic W Sub
  Magomed Sultanakhmedov
  Zelg Galesic
  Taiei Kin
  Taiei Kin W Dec
  Ikuhisa Minowa
  Gegard Mousasi W Sub
  Denis Kang
  Gegard Mousasi
  Yoon Dong-Sik
  Yoon Dong-Sik W Dec
  Shungo Oyama
  Ronaldo Souza W Sub
  Ian Murphy
  Ronaldo Souza
  Jason Miller
  Jason Miller W TKO
  Katsuyori Shibata

Replacement = ** -->


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ DiPietro, Monty. ""Success for Sakuraba in Saitama" ". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)