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Sakurai Stuns Aoki, Monson and Shaolin Score Wins at DREAM.8


(Hayato Sakurai vs. Shinya Aoki. Listen for the Japanese version of Frank Trigg calling the action at the 1:20-1:27 mark of the video.)

The opening round of DREAM’s 2009 welterweight grand prix went down today at DREAM.8 in Nagoya, Japan, with Hayato Sakurai and Andre Galvao establishing themselves as early favorites to go all the way. In the evening’s main event, Sakurai was able to defeat Shinya Aoki for the second time in his career, reversing position after a slick takedown from Aoki, then unleashing a brutal series of knees to the head and punches that forced a stop to the action just 27 seconds into the fight. Aoki, who didn’t bother putting on weight for the match, hopefully learned that he’s better off at lightweight.

Elsewhere in the welterweight GP, Andre Galvao looked impressive yet again, taking out UFC/WEC vet John Alessio by armbar at 7:34 of the first round; the powerful jiu-jitsu ace increases his record to 3-0, with all wins by armbar. Jason High was able to bounce back to the W column with a quick choke-out of Yuya Shirai, while Marius Zaromskis edged out Seichi Ikemoto by decision after a 15-minute slugfest.

In the non-tournament bouts, Jeff Monson won for the third time in three weeks (!), using his significant grappling advantage over Sergei Kharitonov to sink in a north-south choke early in the first round. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro was also victorious in his return to competition, controlling Katsuhiko Nagata for most of the first round of their match until a series of knee-strikes from Ribeiro opened up a nasty gash on Nagata’s head; doctors immediately went in to check the wound, and decided to stop the fight. And in a minor upset, Riki Fukuda — a late replacement for Dong Sik Yoon — was able to score a very close decision over Murilo Rua after a 15-minute standup battle.

Full results and more videos after the jump…


Welterweight GP Opening Round
Hayato Sakurai def. Shinya Aoki via TKO, 0:27 of round 1
Jason High def. Yuya Shirai via submission (rear-naked choke), 0:59 of round 1
Marius Zaromskis def. Seichi Ikemoto via unanimous decision
Andre Galvao def. John Alessio via submission (armbar), 7:34 of round 1

Daiki Hata def. Hideo Tokoro via unanimous decision [featherweight GP opening-round bout]
Jeff Monson def. Sergei Kharitonov via submission (north-south choke), 1:42 of round 1
Riki Fukuda def. Murilo "Ninja" Rua via unanimous decision
Vitor Ribeiro def. Katsuhiko Nagata via TKO (cut stoppage), 7:58 of round 1
Andrews Nakahara def. Shungo Oyama via TKO, 2:00 of round 1
Katsutori Shibata def. Ikuhisa Minowa via unanimous decision

<a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x8vs1f" _fcksavedurl="http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x8vs1f" target="_blank">http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x8vs1f</a>

(Jeff Monson vs. Sergei Kharitonov)


(Andre Galvao vs. John Alessio)

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(Vitor Ribeiro vs. Katsuhiko Nagata)

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yuntian- November 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm
speculation that Coach Outlet France could soon senior credit strategist at Bank investors are increasingly concerned
Mikey- April 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Japanese Frank Trigg

Not Funny, whoever wrote this needs to kill themselves immediately
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 6, 2009 at 4:07 am
THE UNDERTAKER IS 17-0 AT WRESTLEMANIA. HE NEEDS TO FIGHT IN MMA, AND SHOW YOU BOYS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE. 17-0, WOW THATS REALLY BADASS TO HAVE A RECORD LIKE THAT. GIMME A HELL YEAH.......................CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO..................
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm
Sorry, i have a small dick and junie browning out peices of broken glass up my asshole and made me say those things.
LAS- April 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm
Caps Lock Hal is the new TUF Guy.
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm
GIMME A HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YEAH...................
Anonymous- April 5, 2009 at 5:25 pm
yeah that caps lock guy is fucking around
anonymoose- April 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm
GHAHAHAHAHA richard tucker for comment of the month haha
Anonymous- April 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm
Bah it's in Japanese now. The original clips were all ripped from some Korean feed. Now the Japanese Trigg is available.
Anonymous- April 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm
ribiero was a bit too happy to have just won by cut...
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm
IF EVERYBODY IS READY FOR WWE WRESTLEMANIA 25, "GIMME A HELL YEAH".
The D- April 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm
^^ maybe you should go and get laid instead
Nak Muay- April 5, 2009 at 3:25 pm
This was the worst fucking MMA event i've seen all year and the worst Dream to date. The Japanese need to pull their heads out of their asses. I couldn't take another moment of that shit fest after the Monson fight. Kharitonov does not give a fuck any more, dude needs to hang it up.

I didn't think it was possible for Ninja to look any worse, but he sure proved me wrong last night. I thought his missed kicks were feints to draw Fukada in closer, but then I realized his striking has deteriorated to point he can't even mount a good offense. He still throws his chin out during exchanges and wasn't going for takedowns, even though he looked 1,000 times better on the ground. Good win for Fukada, I honestly hope Ninja never fights again. Also, is there any truth to Ninja's brain aneurysm rumor?

Shaolin controlled the fight and there were so many times his opponent was open for sub's, but he could only get a TKO from a cut? He has fallen hard as well.

I'll cleanse my palate with the Aoki v. Mach fight later.
Jonny5- April 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm
help me out guys, which statement is more accurate? "Shinya Aoki BJ Penned himself in moving up to WW", or "Sakurai sure GSP'ed Aoki for moving up a weight class"??
Payday- April 5, 2009 at 2:51 pm
Richard Tucker just won comment of the week...fuckin' hilarious!
Anonymous- April 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm
anybody else get the feeling that the caps lock guy is joking?
Jubbie- April 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm
I'm all for getting Aoki to start some striking lessons. However, where in that fight was his problem even really striking? He flipped a charging Mach into a takedown. He then got reversed while trying to pass and got owned by knees to the face. It was just a beautiful transition on Mach's part from butterfly guard to knee and punch battery.
JUINE BROWNING- April 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm
CUT IT OUT DUDE. IM NOT THAT GOOD.
betterontop- April 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm
You mean, you're, not your.
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm
YOUR AN ASSHOLE..............
BackbaconBilly- April 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm
Nice to see Aoki get his ass whooped, maybe he won't feel so invinsible using only bjj from now on. The big surprise for me was how easy Monson took out Sergei, damn I gotta give him props Sergei looked worse than CAPS LOCK HAL with his Junie prediction's.
Chri534- April 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm
I'm glad to see Mazzagatti is back to work in the Monson fight. I never actually saw his face in the fight, but that impeccable handling of illegal strikes is unmistakable.
Wandering Wade- April 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Time for Aoki to take some striking lessons. Imanari should also follow suit.
CAPS LOCK HAL- April 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm
JUNIE BROWNING WOULD HAVE WHOOPED ALL THEIR ASSES HAD HE BEEN ON THIS CARD. HE WOULD HAVE WENT THROUGH THEM LIKE A FREAKIN ROCKET, AND BEEN NOTHING BUT UNSTOPPABLE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE A WILD HUNGRY DOG ON A STACK OF RAW MEAT..................
LAS- April 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Too bad the shitty camerawork rendered the finish of Aoki/Sakurai barely intelligible. Hopefully, HDNet will have some better angles.

And wow at Jeff Monson, that's an impressive win. Looks like I was totally full of shit in calling him to get destroyed.
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