Saturday, July 16, 2011

All 16 competitors for this weekend's "DREAM: Japan GP Final" event made weight and the fights are official.

Bouts start at aroximately 4:00 am Friday night EST. There are no immediate stateside broadcasts for tonight's show. Late replacement Drew Fickett was over weight by 2;2 pounds, but made weight successfully within the extra hour provided. Tetsuya Mizuno and Masakazu Imanari showed late, but likewise ultimately made weight successfully.
took their sweet time getting to the weigh-ins while Drew Fickett couldn't "Master" the Japanese scale, coming in 2.2 pounds over weight.
Featherweight title bout
Champ Hiroyuki Takaya (65 kg/143 lbs.) vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (65 kg/143 lbs.)
Bantamweight tournament finale
Masakazu Imanari (61 kg/134.2 lbs.) vs.
Hideo Tokoro (60.8 kg/133.2 lbs.)
Lightheavyweight title bout
Champ Gegard Mousasi (93 kg/204.6 lbs.) vs.
Hiroshi Izumi (92.7 kg/203.9 lbs.)
Drew Fickett (70 kg/154 lbs.) vs.
Tatsuya Kawajiri (70 kg/154 lbs.)
Keisuke Fujiwara (61 kg/134.2 lbs.) vs.
Kenji Osawa (60.8 kg/133.8 lbs.)
(Japan bantamweight-tourney third-place fight)
Tatsuya Mizuno (92 kg/202.4 lbs.) vs.
Trevor Prangley (93 kg/204.6 lbs.)
Champ Marius Zaromskis (79 kg/173.8 lbs.) vs.
Eiji Ishikawa (78.7 kg/173.1 lbs.)
(welterweight non-title fight at 175-pound catchweight)
Bruno Carvalho (70 kg/154 lbs.) vs.
Eiji Mitsuoka (69.7 kg/153.3 lbs.
"DREAM: Japan GP Final"
Ariake Coliseum
Tokyo, Japan

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