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DREAM 7 Quick Results + Videos

(Aoki vs. Gardner. Props to MMALinker.)

The opening round of DREAM’s featherweight GP is in the books, with tournament standout Masakazu Imanari advancing (just barely) over Atsushi Yamamoto, former wrestling world champion Joe Warren scoring a cut-stoppage victory over former WEC bantamweight champ Chase Beebe, and Korean judo champ Jong Won Kim losing his MMA debut to Hiroyuki Takaya.

The non-tourney bouts were all easy victories for the big names, as Mitsuhiro Ishida used his wrestling to dominate Daisuke Nakamura for 15 minutes, and Tatsuya Kawajiri was able to choke out BJ Penn student Ross Ebanez in the shortest fight of the night. The Shinya Aoki/David Gardner 163-pound feature started out exciting, with the American punishing Aoki with punches to the face after Aoki tried to pull guard, but once Aoki took his back it was only a matter of time before the submission came. Completely trapped, Gardner took a couple opportunites to wave to the audience. I don’t think I need to tell you what happens when you’ve got Aoki on your back and you decide to lift your arm to wave.

Full results are after the jump, followed by videos of the Warren/Beebe and Ishida/Nakamura scraps.


FW GP: Masakazu Imanari defeated Atsushi Yamamoto via split decision
FW GP: Hiroyuki Takaya defeated Jong Won Kim via TKO, 0:40 of round 2
FW GP: Yoshiro Maeda defeated Micah Miller via unanimous decision

LW: Tatsuya Kawajiri defeated Ross Ebanez via rear naked choke, 4:03 of round 1
WW: Shinya Aoki defeated David Gardner via rear naked choke, 5:58 of round 1
LW: Mitsuhiro Ishida defeated Daisuke Nakamura via unanimous decision

FW GP: Abel Cullum defeated Akiyo Nishiura via unanimous decision
FW GP: Joe Warren defeated Chase Beebe via doctor’s stoppage TKO, 10:00 of round 1
FW GP: Bibiano Fernandes defeated Takafumi Otsuka via unanimous decision


(Warren vs. Beebe)


(Ishida vs. Nakamura)

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bitteralex- March 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm
that should probably read:
WW: David Gardner defeated David Gardner via dim-witted crowd salute, 5:58 of round 1
Ryan- March 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Maybe the reason Aoki was "megatired" against Hansen is because he played grabass with Uno for 15 minutes instead of finishing his opponent.
Ashlee Vance- March 9, 2009 at 10:44 am
> You have to put that up there with Fujita trying to take his gi top >off mid-match with Wanderlei in terms of sheer mid-fight >dumbfuckery.

Fujita didnt have a gi for their 2006 PRIDE FC match.
You must be thinking of some other chink.
Ample- March 9, 2009 at 10:19 am
Try not waiving to mom when Shinya has your back. Hahah that that was funny shit right there.
lilpo0ts- March 9, 2009 at 8:27 am
lol the only reason hansen beat him was because he was mega tired in the first place, you can easily see that..
Cap'n- March 9, 2009 at 5:29 am
seems he was more concerned about waving hi to his mom in the crowd than having aoki on his back. Twice.
armfarmer- March 9, 2009 at 5:20 am
I can't believe he did that.. he's got Aoki of all people on his back and he lifts his head and lets go with both hands what did he think was going to happen. Dumbass, he must have felt so stupid.
numbnuts- March 9, 2009 at 4:01 am
He picked a bad time to showboat and he was doing okay up until that point. Not only did he lift his arm to wave but he also lifted his head and exposed his neck at the same time. What a dumb ass I hope he learned his lesson but it's also sweet to see a guy pay the price for showboating once and a while too.
BM2- March 8, 2009 at 10:20 pm
You're thinking of Nakamura.


(Fujita is awesome)
Dave- March 8, 2009 at 9:54 pm
The written description of that Aoki match does not do justice to just how insanely stupid that finish was. You have to put that up there with Fujita trying to take his gi top off mid-match with Wanderlei in terms of sheer mid-fight dumbfuckery.
Sacterre- March 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm
So are strikes to the back of the head allowed in Dream? Looked like Aoki landed a few when he had his back the first time. Or do they just not call Aoki on them?

Door #2.

Hansen is going to make that bitch tap to strikes again this April. Fighting a can after he calls out the UFC? What a cunny.
thisguy186- March 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm
Gardner=FAIL
B- March 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm
He lasted longer than Aoki's last 2 opponents.
Anonymous- March 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm
Gardner was a joke. Did they bring him in just to lose against Aoki?

All I saw from him were feints,waves, and taps.
gesus- March 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm
yea aoki delivered a beating to gardner's cerebellum..i'm a huge fan of aoki...but damn.
Captain Obvious- March 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm
I think he meant to say "Good Night, Japan"
Anonymous 3- March 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm
Japanese are so biased when it comes to their fighters especially if they are 'heros' to the nation. They let them do whatever they want but if another guy from another country did that shit they would pull out the yellow card.fucking pussies
mma-pro- March 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm
lawl fucking trying to wave and then getting choked out. i dont like aoki much. my favorite aoki fight is when he fought hansen
Lee Lee- March 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Looks like the Underdog overcame in the case of Warren vs Beebe
Way to go Joe!!!
Baki_hanma- March 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Sweet Abel Cullum won!
Meohfumado- March 8, 2009 at 11:23 am
So are strikes to the back of the head allowed in Dream? Looked like Aoki landed a few when he had his back the first time. Or do they just not call Aoki on them?

KimboSlicesofPie- March 8, 2009 at 10:16 am
If aoki tried to sit on my back like that I would have to show him some thug-jitsu.
Jay Smith- March 8, 2009 at 9:59 am
Fag
TUF Guy- March 8, 2009 at 9:46 am
seems he was more concerned about waving hi to his mom in the crowd than having aoki on his back. Twice.
mmmiles- March 8, 2009 at 9:38 am
Aoki is a fucking super hero. A great striking match is great, but a good display of BJJ is just another level of fighting.
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