(A Dreamy Fighter: ex-pro baseballer, Gwan Lee.)
Nothing like waiting until the last minute to name an opponent for Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa at tomorrow’s DREAM 1. And with all that extra time, you’d think they would have gotten a better opponent. Instead, Minowaman will be fighting a former Korean professional baseball player. Actually, he’s still Korean to our knowledge, but no longer a baseball player. His name is Gwan Lee and he owns an MMA record of…who knows? His middle name is also reportably “Bun”, which kind of makes me smile.
Look, we know Minowaman is on a two fight losing slide and needs a win. DREAM wants him to win, but can’t we find some tomato can who has somewhat of an MMA career going? I’m just saying. As we’ve stated, this is a rockin’ card with some great match-ups, but this one is even more weak than the Cro Cop versus Tatsuya Mizuno fight. Oh well, suppose you can’t win them all.
Here’s the final, final card for DREAM’s debut show, set to go tomorrow in Japan. The tournament fights will be broken up by the non-tournament fights.
Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa vs. Gwan Lee
Hayato Sakurai vs. Hidetaka Monma
Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
Joachim Hansen vs. Koutetsu Boku
Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Luis Buscape
Katsuhiko Nagata vs. Artur Umakhanov
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Bukyung Jung
Andre “Dida” Amade vs. Eddie Alvarez
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill
Gesias “JZ Calvan” Calvancante vs. Shinya Aoki
(Props to MMA Japan for the assist.)