Hiroyuki Takaya fended off a stiff challenge from Kazuyuki Miyata to take a split decision win and retained his Featherweight title at Dream: Fight for Japan. Takaya showed excellent take down defense and good striking to get the nod on 2/3 of the judges' cards. Takaya bounces back with the win from his April loss to Roberto Peralta in his Strikeforce debut.
In the final of the Dream bantamweight tournament, Hideo Tokoro defeated Masakazu Imanari by unanimous decision to win the tournament. Imanari pulled guard throughout the fight and Tokoro managed to evade all his submission attempts. The judges felt Tokoro's striking advantage was enough to win the fight.
In other action, Dream light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi held on to his belt by finishing Hiroshi Izumi with a first round TKO. Tatsuya Kawajiri finished Drew Fickett in the first round in a lightweight bout and Tatsuya Mizuno finished Trevor Prangley in a one-round slugfest.
Full results after the jump.
145 lb. title: Hiroyuki Takaya def. Kazuyuki Miyata via split decision
135 lb. Tournament Final: Hideo Tokoro def. Masakazu Imanari via unanimous decision
205 lb. title: Gegard Mousasi def. Hiroshi Izumi via TKO at 3:29 round 1
155 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Drew Fickett via TKO at 4:41 round 1
135 lbs.: Kenji Osawa def. Keisuke Fujiwara via unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Tatsuya Mizuno def. Trevor Prangley via TKO at 4:41 round 1
175 lbs.: Marius Zaromskis def. Eiji Ishikawa via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Eiji Mitsuoka def. Bruno Carvalho via unanimous decision