DREAM held their first round of elimination matches in their HUGE featherweight tournament last night.
The DREAM show and upcoming Sengoku (WVR) featherweight tournaments prove that this weight division is in need of long-overdue recognition.
With guys like Mike Brown and Urijah Faber rising to mainstream MMA stardom, the "little guys" are finally being pushed as "big players."
The Super Saitama Arena played host to some incredible matches with a card that was plagued by decisions and fights going the distance. Japanese fans didn’t seem to mind as the card featured tournament bouts and superfights.
Mitsuhiro Ishida wins a unanimous decision over Daisuke Nakamura
Shinya Aoki submitted David Gardner with a Rear Choke in 5:58 of R1
Tatsuya Kawajiri also scored a Rear Choke on Ross Ebanez in 4:03 of R1
Bibiano Fernandes defeated Takafumi Otsuka by unanimous decision
Joe Warren over Chase Beebe via TKO (medical stoppage after R1)
Masakazu Imanari defeated Atshushi Yamamoto by split decision