Dream.14 Results, Videos and LowPick leadersPosted on May 29, 2010, 10:44 AM by Anton Gurevich
This weekend's Mixed Martial Arts portion started with an attractive Dream.14 event, held at the world-famous Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event was headlined by the Welterweight bout between the Strikeforce 170 Champion Nick Diaz and the iconic "Mach" Hayato Sakurai. MMA Legend Kazushi Sakuraba returned "Gracie Hunting" against the youngster Ralek Gracie, as Joachim Hansen and Minowaman also took part in the fight card.
Nick Diaz continued his impressive form by submitting Hayato Sakurai via an impressive armbar, but except of using his Cesar Gracie credentials, Diaz displayed a surprising class (in light off recent events) by raising Sakurai's hand after the fight and thanking him for the competition. Diaz is currently on a 7-fight winning streak, improving his position as one of the top Welterweights in the World.
Surprise of the night came when the young Ralek Gracie defended his family's name by defeating the arch nemesis Kazushi Sakuraba. Gracie won a well-deserved Unanimous Decision, after three rounds of top class grappling.
Next Dream event will be Dream.15, held on July 10th at the same venue. Fighters like Alistair Overeem, Gegard Mousasi, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Melvin Manhoef will be featured on the fight card of what Dream promoters call "the biggest Japanese MMA event of the year".
Welterweight bout: Nick Diaz vs. Hayato Sakurai
Diaz defeated Sakurai via submission (Armbar) at 3:54 of round 1.
Middleweight bout: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Ralek Gracie
Gracie defeated Sakuraba via unanimous decision at 5:00 of round 3.
Featherweight bout: Joachim Hansen vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
Takaya defeated Hansen via KO (Punches) at 4:27 of round 1.
Bantamweight bout: Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Federico Lopez
Yamamoto defeated Lopez via KO (Punches) at 1:41 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Hideo Tokoro vs. Akiyo Nishiura
Nishiura defeated Tokoro via TKO (Punches) at 2:51 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Takafumi Otsuka
Miyata defeats Otsuka by split decision at 5:00 of round 3
Bantamweight bout: Yoshiro Maeda vs. Kenji Osawa
Osawa defeated Maeda via split decision at 5:00 of round 3.
Openweight bout: Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Imani Lee
Minowa defeated Lee via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:16 of round 1.
As for LowPick, user TwA won the LowPick: MMA Prediction game scoring 350 points. TwA picked the underdog Hiroyuki Takaya for the First Round TKO victory over the veteran Joachim Hansen, which gave him 227pts.
LowPick Top 5 for Dream.14:
1. TwA: 350pts
2. Akordas: 318pts
3. br008: 301pts
4. marno: 284pts
5. joelsephw420: 194pts
For the Dream.14 LowPick results go to the Picks & Events page. LowPick Dream.14 scores can be seen here.
Ralek Gracie vs Kazushi Sakuraba
Nick Diaz vs Mach Sakurai
Takaya vs Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen