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Gilbert Melendez vs Tatsuya Kawajiri Expected for April 9th Strikeforce Event

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22620/melendez-vs-kawajiri-king-mo-vs-tba-expected-for-april-16-strikeforce-show.mma

Gilbert Melendez

– 18-2-0 MMA/ 8-1 Strikeforce Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Mitsuhiro Ishida

Tatsuya Kawajiri

– 27-6-2 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut

– Won 5 of last 6 Fights

– Notable Wins: Kazunori Yakota, Gesias Cavalcante, Josh Thomson

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Strikeforce has added a lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri to their April 9th event. Although nothing is official, the event is likely to take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. A welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz and Paul Daley is also expected to take place at this event.

Melendez is considered by many to be the top “non-Zuffa” lightweight in all of mixed martial arts. He currently is on four-fight win streak, including avenging his two career losses against Josh Thomson and Mitsuhiro Ishida. In his most recent fight, Melendez dominated top Japanese lightweight Shinya Aoki at Strikeforce: Nashville in April of last year.

Tatsuya Kawajiri gets a shot a US gold, following a 6-2 record in the Japanese-based DREAM promotion. He was won five of his last six fights, including victories over Geisas Cavalcante, Kazunori Yokota and most recently dominated former Strikeforce champion, Josh Thomson at DREAM’s year-end Dynamite event. Kawajiri’s only loss since 2008, came against Shinya Aoki at DREAM 15, getting caught in a Achilles lock in just a little over a minute in the first round.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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DREAM Dynamite!! 2010 Quick Results

 

  • Hiroyuki Takaya def. Bibiano Fernandes via unanimous decision to become new DREAM featherweight champion
  • Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Josh Thomson via unanimous decision
  • Jason High def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai via split decision
  • Tetsuya Yamato and Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura fight to a majority draw (30-30, 30-29 Yamato, 30-30)@
  • Champ Marius Zaromskis def. Kazushi Sakuraba via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 1, 2:16 to retain DREAM welterweight title
  • Satoshi Ishii def. Jerome Le Banner via unanimous decision
  • Alistair Overeem def. Todd Duffee via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:14 to claim DREAM interim heavyweight title
  • Yuichiro Nagashima def. Shinya Aoki via knockout (knee) – Round 2, 0:04+
  • Gegard Mousasi def. Kyotaro Fujimoto via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28)@
  • Sergei Kharitonov def. Tatsuya Mizuno via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:25
  • Hiroshi Izumi def. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:50
  • Hideo Tokoro def. Kazuhisa Watanabe via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 2:02
  • Kazuyuki Miyata def. Caol Uno via unanimous decision
  • Andy Ologun def. Katsuaki Furuki via unanimous decision
 
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Posted by on December 31, 2010 in Dream, Quick Results

 

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Josh Thomson vs Tatsuya Kawajiri Added to DREAM Dynamite!! 2010

MMA Fighting Reports:

http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/12/06/josh-thomson-vs-tatsuya-kawajiri-planned-for-dynamite/

Josh Thomson

– 18-3-0 MMA/ Dream Debut

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Gilbert Melendez, Duane Ludwig, Gesias Cavalcante

Tatsuya Kawajiri

– 26-6-2 MMA/ 5-2 DREAM record

– Won 4 of last 5 Fights

– Notable Wins: Kazunori Yakota, Gesias Cavalcante, Per Eklund

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2010 in Dream, News

 

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DREAM 15 Quick Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Shinya Aoki def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via submission (Achilles Lock) – Round 1, 1:53
  • Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante def. Katsunori Kikuno via split decision
  • Gegard Mousasi def. Jake O’Brien via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:31
  • Tatsuya Mizuno def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 7:38
  • Michihiro Omigawa def. Young Sam Jung via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 7:31
  • Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata via unanimous decision
  • Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Karl Amoussou via unanimous decision
 
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Posted by on July 10, 2010 in Dream, Quick Results

 

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DREAM Officials announce Shinya Aoki vs Tatsuya Kawajiri for DREAM 15 Card

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19345/dream-officials-confirm-shinya-aoki-vs-tatsuya-kawajiri-title-fight-for-dream-15.mma

Shinya Aoki

– 23-5-0 MMA/ 9-2 DREAM Record

– Dream Lightweight Champ

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Mizuto Hirota, Joachim Hansen, Vitor Riberio

Tatsuya Kawajiri

– 26-5-2 MMA/ 5-1 DREAM record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Kazunori Yakota, Gesias Cavalcante, Per Eklund

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2010 in Dream, News

 

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DREAM targets Shinya Aoki vs Tatsuya Kawajiri for Dream 16 in July

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/18546/dream-targets-shinya-aoki-vs-tatsuya-kawajiri-for-dream-16-in-july.mma

Shinya Aoki

– 23-4-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut

– Dream Lightweight Champ

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Mizuto Hirota, Joachim Hansen, Vitor Riberio

Tatsuya Kawajiri

– 26-5-2 MMA/ 5-1 DREAM record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Kazunori Yakota, Gesias Cavalcante, Per Eklund

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in Dream, News

 

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