DREAM 16 Quick ResultsPosted on September 25, 2010, 06:04 AM by Daniel Cassidy
The dust now settles in Nagoya, as some of the world's biggest MMA talents took centre stage at DREAM 16. In an action packed night of fighting, Shinya Aoki, Gegard Mousasi, Joachim Hansen and Mayhem Miller all picked up the win, in a very impressive outing for the Japan's biggest MMA promotion. Aoki was paired up against talented grappler Marcus Aurelio, and dominated both rounds to leave with the unanimous decision.
Mayhem Miller, going into the fight as the favourite, finished Sakuraba quicker than mopst could have predicted. It took the American just 2 minutes and 9 seconds to lock in a arm triangle choke, forcing the Japanese fighter to tap out. Joachim Hansen had the best submission of the evening, locking Hideo Tokoro in a perfectly executed triangle in just under 3 minutes, capping off an entertaining set of preliminary fights. In the main event, Gegard Mousasi and Tatsuya Mizuno delivered a grappling masterclass in the final of DREAM's Lightheavyweight tournament. Mousasi was able to end the fight with a well timed rear naked choke, following a string of grappling reversals from both fighters.
Heavyweight bout: Yusuke Kawaguchi vs. James Thompson
Kawaguchi defeated Thompson via split decision at 5:00 of round 2.
Featherweight bout: Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Akiyo Nishiura
Ishida defeated Nishiura via split decision at 5:00 of round 2.
Featherweight bout: Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Takeshi Inoue
Miyata defeated Inoue via unanimous decision at 5:00 of round 2.
Featherweight bout: Hideo Tokoro vs. Joachim Hansen
Hansen defeated Tokoro via submission (triangle choke) at 2:48 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Cole Escovedo
Omigawa defeated Escovedo via submission (straight armbar) at 2:30 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Chase Beebe
Takaya defeated Beebe via KO at 1:45 of round 1.
Openweight bout: Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Satoshi Ishii
Ishii defeated Minowa via unanimous decision at 5:00 of round 2.
Lightweight bout: Shinya Aoki vs. Marcus Aurelio
Aoki defeated Aurelio via unanimous decision at 5:00 of round 2.
Middleweight bout: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Jason Miller
Miller defeated Sakuraba via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:09 of round 1.
Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Gegard Mousasi vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
Mousasi defeated Mizuno via submission (rear naked choke) at 6:10 of round 1 to become the 1st DREAM light heavyweight champion.