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Dream 5: Lightweight GP 2008 Final Round

Dream 5
  • Monday 07.21.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: HDNet
  • Promotion: DREAM
  • Ownership: Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG)
  • Venue: Osaka-Jo Hall
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • TV Announcers: Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten
  • Ring Announcer: Lenne Hardt, Kei Grant
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • Samio Kimura
    Kodo vs. Benavidez
  • Daisuke Noguchi
    Aoki vs. Uno Akiyama vs. Shibata (8)Nakamura vs. Ologun (1)
  • Yuji Shimada
    Overeem vs. Hunt (9)Alvarez vs. Kawajiri (3)Hansen vs. Aoki II (2)
  • Kenichi Serizawa
    Tokoro vs. Yamazaki (7)Hansen vs. Gill (4)
  • Moritaka Oshiro
    Hironaka vs. Miyazawa (6)

Dream 5 Wiki Update Wiki

In the Final Round of the 2008 Lightweight Grand Prix, injuries suffered by other competitors allowed Joachim Hansen, a fighter who had been eliminated by Eddie Alvarez earlier in the tournament, to come out with the championship belt after knocking out a fatigued Shinya Aoki in the Finals. Although Alvarez had fought his way to the Finals with a Fight of the Year performance over Tatsuya Kawajiri, he was deemed in no condition to fight by event doctors, allowing Hansen to take his place.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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