All of the fighters slated to be competing in tomorrow night’s Dream.9 show tipped the scales today at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station Square in Tokyo, Japan. Roughly 5,000 fans witnessed all 20 of the contestants make their required weights, including main event fighters Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Ronaldo Jacare.
The two will battle it out to capture Dream’s open middleweight crown. The title was vacated after former champion Gegard Mousasi opted to take on heavyweight Mark Hunt in Dream’s highly anticipated Open-Weight tourney.
The night’s Super Hulk Tournament will also feature former MLB roider Jose Canseco, who will be making his official mixed martial arts debut.
And if that wasn’t enough, the star-studded promotion will be holding the 2ndRound of their Featherweight Grand Prix tournament, which will have Japanese sensation Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto make his tournament debut as he had previously received a 1stRound bye.
HDNet will be broadcasting the event LIVE in North America tomorrow morning, meaning all of you hardcore MMA fans will either have to pull an all-nighter or set your DVR’s to catch the event at 5AM EDT/2AM PDT.
Here is the official lineup for that will be showcased inside of the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan:
Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa (89kg) vs. Bob Sapp (145kg)#
Choi Hong Man (150kg) vs. Jose Canseco (115kg)#
Jan Nortje (160kg) vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (102kg)#
Gegard Mousasi (99kg) vs. Mark Hunt (130kg)#
Tatsuya Kawajiri (70kg) vs. J.Z.Calvacante (70kg)
Abel Cullum (62.7kg) vs. Hideo Tokoro (62.7kg)*
Yoshiro Maeda (62.8kg) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (63kg)*
Masakazu Imanari (63kg) vs. Bibiano Fernandes (62.8kg)*
Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto (62.2kg) vs. Joe Warren (62.6kg)*
Ronaldo Jacare (83.7kg) vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller (84kg) (Open Dream Middleweight Title)
# – 1stRound of Open-Weight Super Hulk Tournament
* – 2ndRound of Featherweight Grand Prix