DREAM NYE: Fedor Takes Out Ishii, Aoki and Takaya Defend Belts
By FCF Staff
DREAM held its annual New Year’s Eve event in Saitama, Japan, last night and as usual, the card feature several prominent fighters.
In the night’s main event, the accomplished Fedor Emelianenko recorded his second win a row, by stopping Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii in the first round.
The card also saw the promotion’s lightweight champion Shinya Aoki defend his belt with a unanimous decision win over Satoru Kitaoka, as well as, featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya score a UD victory over “Lion” Inoue.
Fedor Emelianenko def. Satoshi Ishii via KO (punch) – R1, 2:29
Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka via unanimous decision
Hiroyuki Takaya def. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue via unanimous decision
Megumi Fujii def. Karla Benitez via submission (armbar) – R1, 1:15
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kazuyuki Miyata via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R2, 4:54
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai def Ryo Chona via unanimous decision
semin-final-Bibiano Fernandes def. Rodolfo Marques Diniz via unanimous decision
semi-final-Antonio Banuelos def. Masakazu Imanari via split decision
final-Bibiano Fernandes def. Antonio Banuelos via TKO (strikes) – R1, 1:21
reserve match Yusup Saadulaev def. Hideo Tokoro via KO (slam) – R1, 0:42