Dream.9 Quarterfinal Match-Ups Announced

Written by Tom Ngo
April 10th, 2009

Today, the Japanese MMA organization Dream announced the quarterfinal match-ups for their Featherweight Grand Prix. Dream.9 will be headlined by the return of featherweight sensation Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto after the popular fighter had received a bye in the 1stRound.

Unfortunately, Daiki Hata will not be able to compete in the 2ndRound of the tourney due to an eye injury. Ironically, he will be replaced by Hideo Tokoro, the man that Hata took a unanimous decision loss over at Dream.8.

Yamamoto has been perfect through his last 14 scraps and currently holds a dominating 17-1 professional record. You can never say that this relentless brawler doesn’t go for the kill as he has finished off 14 of his previous opponents.

Here are the other bouts Rumored to be taking place inside of the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan:

Individual Bouts:

Paulo Filho vs. TBD
Ronaldo Jacare vs. TBD
Gesias “JZ” Cavalvante vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

2ndRound of Featherweight Grand Prix:

Abel Cullum vs. Hideo Tokoro
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Masakazu Imanari
Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Joe Warren

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