If there was ever a Dream card to refresh the previously struggling Japanese promotion it is this one. JMMA superstars Kawajiri, Aoki, and Sakuraba are enough to push things over the top. Then throw in Abel Cullum, Joachim Hansen, and Rob McCullough, and you have one mean ticket!
Cullum will make his third appearance in Japan. Gerald Harris is aiming for a successful Japan debut. Hideo Tokoro looks to carry the Japan GP banner into the World GP event. Bibiano Fernandes hopes to prove his worth as a bantamweight. Shinya Aoki will put his Evolve MMA training to the test against Rob McCullough's Muy Thai skills. Man, this card is a monster!
This isn't a comeback, it's just a jump start!
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September 24, 2011
Saitama Super Arena,
Dream Bantamweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Hideo Tokoro vs. Antonio Banuelos
Masakazu Imanari vs. Abel Cullum
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Takafumi Otsuka
Rodolfo Marques vs. Yusup Saadulaev
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Joachim Hansen
Shinya Aoki vs. Rob McCullough
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Willamy Freire
Takeshi Inoue vs. Caol Uno
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Yan Cabral
Gerald Harris vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura