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Stars Shine Bright at Dream.9

Written by Tom Ngo
May 25th, 2009
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Normally, only the UFC is able to command such star-studded players on a mixed martial arts fight card. However, the popular Japanese MMA organization Dream has stockpiled a load of talent for their Dream.9 show.

HDNet will be broadcasting the event LIVE in North America, 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.

In addition to hosting the 2ndRound of their Featherweight Grand Prix tournament, the event will also hold the opening round of their highly-publicized Open-Weight tourney, which will feature former MLB roider Jose Canseco.

The night’s main event will feature a middleweight clash between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Jason “Mayhem” Miller for Dream’s vacant middleweight crown.

Here is the official lineup that fans inside of the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan will play witness to:

Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa vs. Bob Sapp#
Jose Canseco vs. Hong Man Choi#
Jan Nortje vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou#
Mark Hunt vs. Gegard Mousasi#
Gesias “JZ” Cavalvante vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Abel Cullum vs. Hideo Tokoro*
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hiroyuki Takaya*
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Masakazu Imanari*
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Joe Warren*
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller (Open Dream Middleweight Title)

* – 2ndRound of Featherweight Grand Prix
# – 1stRound of Open-Weight Tournament

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