by Scott Petersen – MMAWeekly.com
Arena in Saitama, Japan before 21,789 fans
Sunday held its second event in two weeks at the Saitama Super Arena in
Saitama, Japan before 21,789 fans.
was on the second round of the promotion’s lightweight grand prix. Caol Uno
upset Mitsuhiro Ishida to move on in the tournament, along with Eddie Alvarez
and Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Alvarez’s performance was part of a fight that is already being considered a
candidate for “fight of the year.”
tumultuous week, Nick Diaz proved his mettle, defeating Katsuya Inoue midway
through the first round. He earned a shot at the DREAM welterweight
championship. Diaz will now face Hayato “Mach” Sakurai on July 21 at DREAM.5.
Scott Petersen was there to capture all of the action.
def. Mitsuhiro Ishida by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:38, R2
Alvarez def. Joachim Hansen by Unanimous Decision, R2
Kawajiri def. Luis Buscape by Unanimous Decision, R2
def. Katsuya Inoue by TKO at 6:45, R1
Nakamura def. Bu Kyung Jung by KO at 1:19, R2
Manhoef def. Dae Won Kim by TKO at 4:08, R1
Miller def. Katsuyori Shibata by TKO at 6:57, R1
Yamazaki def. Shoji Maruyama by Unanimous Decision, R2