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DREAM 3 ordered card line-up

By Zach Arnold | May 10, 2008

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  1. Featherweights: Takeshi Yamazaki vs. Shoji Maruyama
  2. Middleweight GP: Jason Miller vs. Katsuyori Shibata
  3. Middleweight GP: Melvin Manhoef vs. Kim Dae Won
  4. Lightweights: Daisuke Nakamura vs. Jung Bu-Kyung
  5. DREAM Welterweight contender’s match: Nick Diaz vs. Katsuya Inoue
  6. Lightweight GP: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Buscape
  7. Lightweight GP: Joachim Hansen vs. Eddie Alvarez
  8. Lightweight GP: Kaoru Uno vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida

Topics: DREAM, Japan, K-1, Media, MMA, Zach Arnold | 25 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

25 Responses to “DREAM 3 ordered card line-up”

  1. Matt says:

    Is this going to be on normal TV Zach?

  2. catch says:

    Live on HDNet, Sunday at 3AM. Replay is at 6PM. Unless by “normal TV” you meant network television in Japan, as opposed to SkyperfecTV PPV, in which case I’m not certain, but I don’t think so. I know they have 3 more events on network tv this year, not sure which ones.

  3. Matt says:

    Yeah, sorry… what I meant was, Japanese free-to-air TV.

    That would be sweet. I guess I will wait for the papers tomorrow morning!

  4. Moooooussuso says:

    What an awesome card…

    This could have potential to be the Second Coming of this year.

  5. JThue says:

    Like the card, and DREAM.2 was pretty solid, so looking forward to this. Are they running Saitama AGAIN for this, or someplace else?

  6. Rictor says:

    It’s Saitama again.

  7. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Isn’t Dream taped delayed and shown in one hour chunks? Basically like the IFL’s old deal, before they were summarily dumped.

    Kind of ironic that the only place on the planet that will be showing it live is the US.

  8. Moooooussuso says:

    Jeremy, it’s live on PPV in Japan, and live on television in South Korea.

    There is no irony.

  9. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Thanks for the clarification.

    For the record, I still find it ironic 😉

  10. 45 Huddle says:

    So unprofessional these Japanese companies are. Sherdog reported that one fighter didn’t know who his opponent was until he landed.

    It’s only a matter of time before DREAM fails, just like Hero’s & Pride before it.

  11. Rollo the Cat says:

    I really wanted to see Alvarez v Hansen in the finals, not the second round. I think Eddie takes it in a close fight, then sweeps the rest of the field away.

  12. IceMuncher says:

    Not bad, although I wish they had someone better to fight Mayhem.

  13. Michael says:

    45 Huddle

    Which fighter are you talking about? I read the Sherdog article and it said nothing about any fighter not knowing who he was suppose to fight. may you miss-remembered.

  14. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Well, it’s probably just a matter of time until UFC fails too. MMA is just a fly by night event driven “sport” that will find itself relegated to the scrap heap of history along with gladiator fights.

    You know, after the US’s 1000 year reign of global dominance ends.

    More at 11.

  15. Skwirrl says:

    45 Huddle is just a shill paid by ZUFFA to bash anything not within the party line

    Its ironic I had to type in “mizark” for my spam word. Cause when ZUFFA sells MMA down the river for the slightest boost in profits thats the word that will be used to describe him.

  16. Live DREAM results are being constantly updated on the TMMA main page.

    Check it out and join our chat if you wish to discuss the show.

  17. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    That was quite the first fight.

    I can’t believe that I watched the tortuous 35 minute opening ceremonies though.

  18. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Jason Miller, professional lunatic.

  19. IceMuncher says:

    ^^^ I forgot what time DREAM was on, and when I checked I was kicking myself for tuning in half an hour late. I was quite a bit surprised when the fighters in the first match of the night were still walking down the ramp. Good timing I guess.

  20. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Anyone else see that metallic ring thing stuck to the Korean’s foot? What was that?

  21. sprewell says:

    Show of the year by far.

  22. 45 Huddle says:

    You people want anything but the UFC to succeed so badly that you will bash anything I say:

    “Since the bout was signed on such short notice to round out the card, it will be contested at a catchweight of 148 pounds. Yamazaki told the media at his May 8 public workout at the Grabaka gym that he had only learned of his opponent an hour before their arrival.”

  23. Some Guy says:

    Anyone have links where I can see the fights Online?


  24. IceMuncher says:

    I thought UFC 80 was the best show of the year. IIRC, it aired 8 of the 9 fights, and all of them were good. Only one of those eight fights went to a decision (it was also FOTN).

    To think I almost didn’t order it…

  25. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    I watched the entire thing. It wasn’t bad, but it’s a totally different animal from UFC, which tends to be what I’m more interested in.

    The long first round and the tolerance that some of the refs have for substantial inaction without an attempt to improve position are probably the biggest differences to me, they change the entire context of the fight, and I do think that the UFC approach favors a certain type of fighter and might lead to more finished fights and fewer decisions. I haven’t run any sort of analysis on that, but I definitely felt like fights were going really long for the most part.

    The knees/elbows thing is more cosmetic, IMHO.

    I’m not sure that I’m entirely qualified yet to comment on the quality of this event versus the quality of a UFC event. I’m more used to comparing my feelings about one UFC event versus other UFC or WEC events.

    Some guy, email me ( )


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