9/23 DREAM 6 - Akiyama's Opponent Announced

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Looks like DREAM has completed their card today as well. This is an important event for them, it looks as though the pressure is really on to get the ratings up.

So the question is, will this draw the average Japanese viewers? They have really pulled in some Japanese stars though. Added today is Minowaman vs. Masakatsu Funaki, something that might go some way. Also fighting is "Mach" Sakurai and K-Taro.

I thought K-Taro had retired from MMA, so seeing him back is very welcome! (I dont know where I got it from though)

It should be a very good event! Let's see if it does as well as they hope though.

***UPDATE***
Akiyama have been given 3 choices of opponents, he is yet to answer, but is expected to fight in this event.
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/headlines/etc/20080911-00000024-spnavi-fight.html

***UPDATE 2***
Akiyama has chosen to fight Masanori Tonooka. Should be a win for him, Tonooka has 2 MMA fights and a 1-1 record.
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/headlines/etc/20080912-00000012-spnavi-fight.html

***UPDATE 3***
The new Metalica album will sponser this DREAM event.
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/fight/other/headlines/etc/20080912-00000005-spnavi_ot-fight.html

Added today:
Keita Nakamura "K-taro" 14-3-2 vs. 9-3-0 Adriano Martins
Ikuhisa Minowa "Minowaman" 40-28-8 vs. 38-13-1 Masakatsu Funaki
Hayato Sakurai "Mach"32-8-2 vs. 12-5-0 Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Yoshihiro Akiyama 11-1-0 vs. 1-1-0 Masanori Tonooka

Previously announced:
HW: Mirko "Crocop" Filipovic 23-6-2 vs. 28-11-0 Alistair Overeem
HW: Sergei Kharitonov 15-3-0 vs. 3-0-0 Siala Siliga "Mighty Mo"
Featherweight: Hideo Tokoro 21-13-1 vs. 11-5-1 Atsushi Yamamoto

Middleweight GP Reserve Fight
Yoon Dong Sik 4-5-0 vs. 0-1-0 Andrews Nakahara

DREAM Middleweight Final: Winners of semi-finals
DREAM Middleweight Semi-Finals:
Melvin Manhoef 22-4-1 vs. 22-2-1 Gegard Mousasi
Zelg Galesic 9-3-0 vs. 9-1-0 Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza

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