Dream 7

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Dream.7: Feather Weight Grandprix 2009 1st Round
The poster for Dream.7: Feather Weight Grandprix 2009 1st Round.
DateMarch 8, 2009
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama, Japan
Event chronology
Dream.6: Middle Weight Grandprix Final Round Dream.7: Feather Weight Grandprix 2009 1st Round Dream.8: Welter Weight Grandprix 2009 1st Round

Dream.7: Feather Weight Grandprix 2009 1st Round was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group's (FEG) mixed martial arts promotion Dream on March 8, 2009. This event featured six of the opening round fights of the tournament which is contested at a 63 kg (139 lb) weight limit.


The event consisted of nine mixed martial arts bout, all contested under Dream's MMA rules. Six of the bouts were part of Dream's 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix, with the remaining bout of the tournament's opening round (DJ Taiki's fight with Hideo Tokoro) taking place at Dream.8 due to DJ Taiki being injured.[2] Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto who is also participating in the tournament was given a first-round bye by FEG so he could recover from an ankle injury he received in 2008.[3]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Ross Ebanez Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:03
Welterweight Shinya Aoki def. David Gardner Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 5:58
Lightweight Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Daisuke Nakamura Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Featherweight Grandprix 1st round
Featherweight Masakazu Imanari def. Atsushi Yamamoto Decision (Split) 2 5:00
Featherweight Hiroyuki Takaya def. Jong Won Kim TKO (Punches) 2 0:40
Featherweight Yoshiro Maeda def. Micah Miller Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Featherweight Abel Cullum def. Akiyo Nishiura Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Featherweight Joe Warren def. Chase Beebe TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 10:00
Featherweight Bibiano Fernandes def. Takafumi Otsuka Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DiPietro, Monty (2009-03-08). "HELLO JAPAN! SHINYA AOKI WINS AT DREAM 7". MMAWeekly.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2009-03-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Dream 7 – Featherweight Grand Prix Match-Ups". Japan-MMA.com. February 19, 2009. Archived from the original on February 22, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Dream 7 to feature Featherweight Grand Prix; Yamamoto offered first-round bye". Mmamania.com. Retrieved March 8, 2009.

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