Dream 15 Weigh-Ins: Fighters hit the scale in Saitama, JapanPosted on July 9, 2010, 09:19 AM by Anton Gurevich
Dream.15 participants hit the scale at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan for the event's official weigh ins. Gegard Mousasi's opponent Jake O'Brien failed to appear for the weigh-ins, as the event organisers announced that the UFC veteran "is still cutting weight". O'brien moved down to Light Heavyweight only a year ago, after fighting most of his career as a 240-pound Heavyweight.
The headliners Shinya Aoki and Tatsuya Kawajiri have successfully made weight for their figh. Aoki will put his Dream Lightweight Title at stake for the first time since the famous fight against Mizuto Hirota at Dynamite!! 2009.
The confused Ricco Rodriguez revealed in his Twitter account (props: BloodyElbow) that Dream offered him to fight Mousasi instead of Jake O'brien. Rodrigues was originally scheduled to fight the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem, but the fight was canceled due to DREAM's inability to satisfy the Dutchman's ambitions.
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Shinya Aoki (70 kg / 154.3 lbs) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (70 kg / 154.3 lbs)
Katsunori Kikuno (70 kg / 154.3 lbs) vs. Gesias Cavalcante (70 kg / 154.3 lbs)
Gegard Mousasi (93 kg / 205 lbs) vs. Jake O'Brien (did not weigh in)
Tatsuya Mizuno (92.5 kg / 203.9 lbs) vs. Melvin Manhoef (90 kg / 198.4 lbs)
Michihiro Omigawa (64.8 kg / 142.9 lbs) vs. Young Sam Jung (64.8 kg / 142.9 lbs)
Mitsuhiro Ishida (65 kg / 143.3 lbs) vs. Daiki Hata (65 kg / 143.3 lbs)
Kazuhiro Nakamura (83.8 kg / 184.7 lbs) vs. Karl Amoussou (83.5 kg / 184 lbs)