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This is a list of champions in the Dream organization at each weight class. Dream was a Japanese mixed martial arts organization, originally promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group, and over management of Glory Sports International since October 2012. The first two champions were crowned after the 2008 Lightweight and Middleweight Grand Prix, while the 2009 Welterweight and Featherweight GPs have crowned the champions at those weights. The 2010 Light Heavyweight Grand Prix crowned the first Dream Light Heavyweight Champion at Dream 16. The 2011 World Bantamweight Grand Prix crowned the first ever Dream Bantamweight Champion at Dynamite!!! 2011.

Last championsEdit

Division Champion Since Defenses
Heavyweight   Alistair Overeem December 31, 2010 0
Light Heavyweight   Gegard Mousasi September 25, 2010 1
Middleweight   Gegard Mousasi September 23, 2008 0
Welterweight   Marius Zaromskis July 20, 2009 1
Lightweight   Shinya Aoki October 6, 2009 2
Featherweight   Hiroyuki Takaya December 31, 2010 2
Bantamweight   Bibiano Fernandes December 31, 2011 0

Title HistoriesEdit

Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 120 kg (264.6 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Alistair Overeem
def. Todd Duffee for interim title
Dynamite!! 2010
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2010 521 days

Light Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 95 kg (209.4 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Gegard Mousasi
def. Tatsuya Mizuno
Dream 16
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
September 25, 2010 618 days

1. def. Hiroshi Izumi at Dream: Japan GP Final on Jul 16, 2011 in Saitama, Japan

Middleweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 85 kg (187.4 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Gegard Mousasi
def. Ronaldo Souza
Dream 6
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
September 23, 2008 267 days
Title vacated after Mousasi moved up to light heavyweight.[1]
Ronaldo Souza and Jason Miller fought to a No-Contest (cut via illegal soccer kick) on May 26, 2009, at Dream 9 in Yokohama, Japan for the vacant title.[1]

Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 75 kg (165.3 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Marius Zaromskis
def. Jason High
Dream 10
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
July 20, 2009 1050 days

1. def. Kazushi Sakuraba at Dynamite!! 2010 on Dec 31, 2010 in Saitama, Japan

Lightweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 70 kg (154.3 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Joachim Hansen
def. Shinya Aoki
Dream 5
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
July 21, 2008 442 days
2   Shinya Aoki Dream 11
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
October 6, 2009 972 days

1. def. Tatsuya Kawajiri at Dream 15 on Jul 10, 2010 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Satoru Kitaoka at Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 on Dec 31, 2011 in Saitama, Japan

Featherweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 65 kg (143.3 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Bibiano Fernandes
def. Hiroyuki Takaya
Dream 11
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
October 6, 2009 451 days

1. def. Joachim Hansen at Dream 13 on Mar 22, 2010 in Yokohama, Japan

2   Hiroyuki Takaya Dynamite!! 2010
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2010 521 days

1. def. Kazuyuki Miyata at Dream 17 on Jul 16, 2011 in Saitama, Japan
2. def. Takeshi Inoue at Fight for Japan 2011 on Dec 31, 2011 in Saitama, Japan

Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 60 kg (132.3 lb)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Bibiano Fernandes
def. Antonio Banuelos
Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoko 2011
Saitama, Saitama, Japan
December 31, 2011 156 days

Tournament WinnersEdit

Division Event Date Winner Runner-up
Lightweight Dream 5 Jul 21, 2008   Joachim Hansen   Shinya Aoki
Middleweight Dream 6 Sep 23, 2008   Gegard Mousasi   Ronaldo Souza
Welterweight Dream 10 Jul 20, 2009   Marius Zaromskis   Jason High
Featherweight Dream 11 Oct 6, 2009   Bibiano Fernandes   Hiroyuki Takaya
Open-weight Dynamite!! 2009 Dec 31, 2009   Ikuhisa Minowa   Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Light Heavyweight Dream 16 Sep 25, 2010   Gegard Mousasi   Tatsuya Mizuno
Bantamweight Dream: Japan GP Final Jul 26, 2011   Hideo Tokoro   Masakazu Imanari
Bantamweight Dynamite!! 2011 Dec 31, 2011   Bibiano Fernandes   Antonio Banuelos

By NationalityEdit

The following include championship title holders or tournament winners by nationality.

Country Titles
  Netherlands 5
  Japan 4
  Brazil 4
  Lithuania 2
  Norway 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2015-02-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)