Manhoef beats Japanese legend in Dream 4 main event
In the most anticipated quarterfinal of the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix, ground master
The second round was slower as Jacare looked to take the fight to the ground, but Miller was able to defend well against that takedown. Keeping it on the feet, Miller started to tag a tiring Jacare, but never landed that telling blow to sway the fight in his favor. As the fight was ending, they went to the ground with Jacare working for a choke until the fight ended. Although he escaped everything Jacare threw at him, Miller was unable to mount any significant offense and the judges took notice, awarding Jacare a unanimous decision.
Bad luck reared its head again for
In the second round, Yoon quickly went to the ground again, but Mousasi was able to get his back and never let go for the rest of the round, peppering Yoon with punches until the fight ended. After dominating the majority of the fight, Mousasi was awarded the unanimous decision.
The semi-finals of the middleweight tournament are now comprised of Manhoef, Jacare, Galesic, and Mousasi.
During intermission, the semi-final match-ups for the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix were determined by a random lottery. Having won his bout earlier in the night,
In a back and forth featherweight battle,
The second round was a little slower than the first as the fighters traded takedowns and positions with neither gaining an advantage over the other. At the end of the fight, Tokoro had done more damage in the judges' eyes, earning the decision.
Stepping in at the last minute,
Strikeforce heavyweight champion
Shinya Aoki advanced to the semi-finals of the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix, submitting 2000 Olympic silver medalist
-Melvin Manhoef def. Kazushi Sakuraba by TKO (Strikes) at 1:50, R1