Katsunori Kikuno vs. Daisuke Nakamura has been added to DREAM's "Fight for Japan" card on May 29. Here is the current fight card so far: - Joachim Hansen vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida - Caol Uno vs. 'Wicky' Akiyo Nishiura - Shinya Aoki vs. TBA - Katsunori Kikuno vs. Daisuke Nakamura Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals: - Masakazu Imanari vs. Keisuke Fujiwara - Hideo Tokoro vs. Yoshiro Maeda - Kenji Osawa vs. Takafumi Otsuka - Darren Uyenoyama vs. Atsushi Yamamoto
This is my first poster that ive actually finished in ps. Its kinda late since the tournament starts this week. It doesn't look like a Pride or DREAM poster but i think its cool. Tell me what you think.
Ubereem & Pacman From Dynamite 2010 Editor's note from Luke Thomas: Front paged. This is literally the greatest picture I have ever seen.
According to MMA Junkie, 145lb superstar Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto is in the middle of contract negotiations with the UFC. Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto Win - Federico Lopez (KO) DREAM.14 Loss - Masanori Kanehara (Unanimous Decision) Dynamite!! 2009 Loss - Joe Warren (Split Decision) DREAM.9 This FanShot was promoted to the Front Page by Scott Haber.
Satoshi Ishii (top) earned a technical submission win over Katsuyori Shibata in their MMA contest at the K-1 World MAX 2010 Final in Tokyo on Monday. Ishii scored an early takedown, flattened Shibata out, and wrenched a kimura from knee-on-belly position which forced referee Yuji Shimada to call a halt to the bout at 3:30 of the first round. Ishii improved to 3-1 with three straight wins since dropping his debut to Hidehiko Yoshida last New Year's Eve. Photo by Sportsnavi.
Satoshi Ishii will face kickboxer Antz Nansen in a DREAM rules bout at the K-1 World MAX 2010 Final on Nov. 8, parent company Fighting and Entertainment Group announced via Ustream on Wednesday. Ishii appeared on the webcast in a pre-recorded message from Los Angeles, where he's currently training. Ishii will not be the first Olympic judoka Nansen has met: on Sept. 23, 2009, the New Zealand native TKO'd 2004 silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi in both men's MMA debut.
Kazuyuki Miyata takes "Lion" Takeshi Inoue for a ride at DREAM.16 More photos at GBRing.
Nearly six months after his fight with Joachim Hansen at DREAM.13, Bibiano Fernandes tells Tatame he's finally been paid by the Japanese promoter. The featherweight champion also says that DREAM once again contacted him to fight on their September 25 show after payment was received - possibly in a rematch with Hiroyuki Takaya - but Fernandes declined, citing inadequate time to prepare for the bout. Asked for his opinion on DREAM's ongoing problems with paying fighters, Fernandes told Guilherme Cruz the following: "Damn, man... I'm gonna be honest with you: if I ever stop fighting in Japan, I won't fight for another event because I have no interest. My plan is jiu-jitsu, I love jiu-jitsu. Whatever I can do to help jiu-jitsu, I'm gonna do. DREAM is a great event, but they're going through a difficult situation there, I don't know what's happening... I don't know if I would fight in the United States, because at my weight... they don't pay decently." Photo from Bibiano Fernandes, via Tatame.