The DREAM.17 took place late last night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Shinya Aoki, Rob McCullough, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Joachim Hansen, Caol Uno, Kazushi Sakuraba, Satoru Kitaoka, Gerald Harris and Minowaman were all in action. The event also featured the opening round of DREAM’s bantamweight grand prix.
MMA Junkie has a full recap of the action. Results below.
- Shinya Aoki def. Rob McCullough via Submission (Neck Crank) at 4:52 in Round 1
- Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Joachim Hansen via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 2:30 in Round 3
- Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via Knockout (Kick) at 4:17 in Round 1
- Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 2:42 in Round 2
- Satoru Kitaoka def. Willamy Freire via Split Decision
- Gerald Harris def. Kazuhiro Nakamua via Split Decision
- Ikuhisa Minowa def. Baru Harn via Submission (Scarf-Hold Armlock) at 4:39 in Round 1
- Antonio Banuelos def. Hideo Tokoro via Split Decision
- Bibiano Fernandes def. Takafumi Otsuka via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 0:41 in Round 1
- Masakazu Imanari def. Abel Cullum via Submission (Armbar) at 0:46 in Round 3
- Rodolfo Marques def. Yusup Saadulaev via Unanimous Decision
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