Posted On:5/26/2009 9:28pm
Here are the results for Dream 9:
Minowaman beat Bob Sapp by first-round submission (Achilles lock)
Hong Man Choi beat Jose Canseco by first-round submission (strikes)
Sokoudjou beat Jan Nortje by first-round TKO (strikes)
Gegard Mousasi beat Mark Hunt by first-round submission (kimura)
Tatsuya Kawajiri beat Gesias "JZ Calvan" Cavalcante by decision
Hideo Tokoro beat Abel Cullum by second-round submission (RNC)
Hiroyuki Takaya beat Yoshiro Maeda by first-round TKO (strikes)
Bibiano Fernandes beat Masakazu Imanari by decision
Joe Warren beat Kid Yamamoto by split decision
Ronaldo Jacaré vs Jason Miller ends in no contest
Overall, some great fights. Tokoro vs Cullum is a MUST WATCH for sure. It was action packed, with great grappling and was exciting for the entire time. Kid definitely wasn't at his best, as he was beaten by Warren. He kept on trying to force the stand up whenever he got taken down, and it seemed like a poor strategy to me especially as the fight went on.
As for the Super Hulk Tournament, things actually were pretty fun. Canseco lasted longer than I thought he would, but I don't think anyone was too surprised as to how that fight ended. Other than that match, all of the smaller guys won their fights. While Mousasi winning wasn't too surprising, I didn't expect Minowaman to beat Sapp. Sokoudjou's many late punches after the match had been called was pretty bad, and I hope some of his purse goes to Nortje.
So, did anyone else see at least some of the fights?
Posted On:5/27/2009 12:59am
Style: Ronin wannabe
Felt bad for Mayhem...all that training and travel for a no-contest. Soccer kicks should be legal!
The Kid fight was a close one, Warren's going to go places with his wrestling and iron chin.
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