DEEP held an event in Korakuen hall today. It was mainly pro-wrestling, but on the card was a DREAM featherweight GP qualifier.
The fight was between the 2 Pancrase veterans Shoji Maruyama (former Pancrase champion) and Daiki "DJ Taiki" Hata.
DJ Taiki defeated Shoji by [unanimous] decision and by that, qualified for the DREAM GP staring March 8 in Saitama Super Arena.
Here's how the DREAM GP is looking now; the official weight is still unconfirmed but believed to be between 139 and 143 lbs. Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto is also unconfirmed, but it is expected he'll be seeded directly into the second round.
HEIWA DREAM.7 Featherweight GP 2009 1st Round
Date: March 8th, 2009
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
Featherweight GP Participants
Hideo Tokoro (21-15-1)
Masakazu Imanari (15-6-1)
Abel Cullum (13-2)
Atsushi Yamamoto (12-5-1)
Chase Beebe (12-3)
Micah Miller (10-2)
Daiki "DJ.taiki" Hata (10-5-3)
Akiyo "Wicky Akiyo" Nishiura (9-3-1)
Hiroyuki Takaya (9-6-1)
Takafumi Otsuka (8-3-1)
Bibiano Fernandes (3-2)
Kim Jong Won