Dream 13: Bibiano Fernandes defends his title, as Josh Barnett, KJ Noons and Minowaman are victoriousPosted on March 22, 2010, 09:23 AM by Anton Gurevich
Dream Featherweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes (8-2 MMA) successfully defended his title against the Norwegian Veteran Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen. Both Fernandes and Hansen had their moments during the fight, but it was the Brazilian who got a well-deserved Split Decision victory. 19-9 Jaochim Hansen was defeated again, after losing his Dream Lightweight Title to Shinya Aoki at Dream 11.
Josh Barnett made his first return to Mixed Martial Arts since the Affliction scandal against the stubborn K-1 fighter Mighty Mo. Despite being away from action for more than eight months, Barnett looked in a very good shape. Unofrtunately, "The Baby Faced Assassin" kicked Mighty Mo in the groin, which led to a 10-minute delay in the fight. Mighty Mo showed warrior's spirit by continuing the fight, but Barnett managed to quickly take down the American Samoan, and submitting him via Kimura.
Former Elite XC Lightweight Champion K.J. Noons represented Strikeforce against Andre Dida in a Catchweight (72kg) bout. Noons used his Boxing experience to control the pace against Shogun Rua's Muay Thai coach, hitting him with some decent shots in the First Round. None of the fighters managed to deliver a winning blow, as K.J. Noons returns to the United States with a Unanimous Decision victory.
Earlier, "Giants Killer" Ikuhisa Minowa added 14-13 Jimmy "The Titan" Ambriz to his collection of victims, by submitting the former King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Champion with a vicious Heel Hook. Minowaman raised his Mixed Martial Arts record to 45-30, and is currently on an impressive 4-fight winning streak.
Dream.14 will take place on April 24, at the Jangchung Gym in Seoul, South Korea. The event is set to feature popular South Korean fighters, marking Dream's first event outside Japan.
Full Dream.13 results:
DREAM Featherweight (138 lbs.) Championship
Bibiano Fernandes def. Joachim Hansen via split decision
Josh Barnett def. "Mighty Mo" Siliga via submission (kimura) Round 1
K.J. Noons def. Andre "Dida" Amado via unanimous decision
Ryo Chonan def. Andrews Nakahara via unanimous decision
Cole Escovedo def. Yoshiro Maeda via KO (head kick) Round 1
Katsunori Kikuno def. Kuniyoshi Hironaka via KO (punch) Round 1
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Jimmy Ambriz via submission (toe hold) Round 2