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DREAM.4 Results

dream4.jpg“Love the One You’re With” is nice and all but the first fight starting 40 minutes into the card is a bit much. Even the UFC is like, “get on with it already.”

  • Shinya Aoki def. Katsuhiko Nagata via submission (Aokiplata), Rd1

Aoki dominated taking Nagata down twice early. Moving into a dominant position and eventually mounting, Aoki used what looked to be a gogoplata from top position to get the tapout victory. Bas Rutten took the time to say he’d never seen that before. Adam Morgan and myself both believe this should now be called an Aokiplata. I don’t care if it already has some rare name, it’s now the Aokiplata.

  • Alistair Overeem def. Tae Hyun Lee via KO (strikes), Rd1

Within a minute, Overeem tags Lee with a couple of shots and ends with a rough left/right combo and a knee to the chest for good measure to put Lee on his face and out of it. Ridiculous mismatch ends badly for the big man. Overeem yells, “I WANT CRO COP” in the post match and slams down the microphone.

  • Ralek Gracie def. Alavutdin Gadzhiyev via submission (armbar), Rd1

Ralek Gracie is apparently Royce Gracie in 1993 and 94, apparent from his stance and style from the first five seconds. Approach, approach, front kick, grapple. Over and over until he was successful with the takedown. Once on the ground he got full mount and worked for a quick armbar. Gadzhiyev taps and then complains that he did not tap, class all the way. Nice ground work but Ralek’s standup needs to hit the new millennium.

  • Hideo Tokoro def. Darren Uyenoyama via decision (unanimous)

A fight of the year candidate, so says Adam Morgan and myself. Excellent ground game, surprising standup, excellent back and forth action. This fight had everything you could want out of an MMA bout. At the very least this should be in the top 10 fights of the year come December and is a must see.

They draw for LW Grand Prix Semis. It will be 1-A vs 1-B and 2-A vs 2-B. Aoki draws 2-A. Kawajiri draws 1-B. Uno draws 2-B vs Aoki and Eddie Alvarez draws 1-A (through a rep). It will be Eddie Alvarez vs Tatsuya Kawajiri and Shinya Aoki vs Caol Uno.

  • Gegard Mousasi def. Dong Sik Yoon via decision (unanimous)

Mousasi completely controlled 13 of the 15 minutes. Yoon had the last two minutes of the first round looking for the submission but couldn’t get the job done. The entire second round was Mousasi holding Yoon’s back and beating him all over with punches for complete domination.

  • Zelg Galesic def. Taiei Kin via TKO (injury), Rd1

Galesic goes for a takedown and Kin’s arm bends the opposite way it’s supposed to and the fight is stopped via injury. That was a disgusting looking injury but Kin takes it like a real man and deserves alot of credit.

  • “Jacare” Souza def. “Mayhem” Miller via decision (unanimous)

Jacare controlled most of the action, got a majority of the takedowns and got the best of the fight. Mayhem did much better on the feet and did a great job avoiding submissions but was taken down far too many times and for whatever reason tried several simple submissions (guillotines) that would never work against Jacare.

  • Melvin Manhoef def. Kazushi Sakuraba via TKO (strikes), Rd1

Absolute destruction from the opening bell. A kick from Manhoef and then huge shots on the ground and the ref stops the fight. Just a violent beatdown at the hands of Melvin Manhoef in just a few seconds.

Absolute fantastic show up and down. Can’t complain about staying up until 8am for this.

  • Matt C. says:

    DREAM 4 was hella entertaining. It was also hella long. Jacare vs. Miller was excellent back and forth, those escapes were sick. The Aokiplata was a sweetass move, not too many dudes have the flexibility to pull that out. I hope BJ Penn steals it and names it after himself.

  • Fujin says:

    BJ won’t steal it. Eddie Bravo will steal it and give it some retarded name like “Unicorn Running over the Mountain”.

  • It is the AOKIPLATA. I can not make this more clear.

  • jesse says:

    #2 – lmfao, yeah he will. “You just transition from Falling Tree, to Repo Man, and you end up with your leg here to finish the Unicorn Running over the Mountain.”

    God, I can’t wait to catch these fights. Sounds like it was great card. That next round Aoki v Uno should be a good one (get your grapplin’ bets down). And I think for all the guessing we did about how t he Jacare v Miller fight was going to end, decision was not one of them.

    Thank you DREAM, for giving us another solid card.

  • DocWagner says:

    Once again, the HD…the quietness of the crowd, the politeness of the fighters…and the fact it was free; DREAM WINS.

  • Zack with a ck says:

    Disclaimer. We all love Bas as a person, fighter, and personality. Disclaimer over.

    Bas and Kenny are terrible and we deserve commentators that are actually in attendance. There is zero energy to the broadcast, Kenny seems confused by what’s happening, and Bas adds…I’m not sure what. I’d like to see some new blood in there, not necessarily the same recycled mauro-quadros-trigg unholy triad.

    The Tokoro vs Darren U fight is what it’s all about. Back and forth, recoveries by both fighters, standup, ground, everything.

    Great job by the refs throughout giving the fighters the benefit of the doubt and not just stopping fights because someone had mount or was taking some shots. Somebody get the US refs in a room and make them watch DREAM for some tips.

  • Do I need to point out I’m losing The Duel this week despite picking Noons and Jacare to his Edwards and Mayhem?


  • ttt says:

    Jacare’s fight was like a grappling clinic, endless submission attempts, very impressive. makes it more disappointing the UFC didn’t sign him

    i don’t really know Mousasi very well but his ground game seems quite solid

  • Patrick says:

    Dream is awesome.

    Would anyone else like to see Aoki and B.J. do a straight up jiu-jitsu match? Because I can’t even imagine people being able to keep track of what leg and arm is where and who’s are they. That would entertain the hell out of me.

  • DocWagner says:

    BJ needs to leave the UFC on top and fight in greener and different fields…I would love to see an Penn fight non UFC competitors in Dream et al. Penn has to know he would draw a crowd and earn much more money elsewhere.

    Dream is absolutely fantastic to watch each and every time.

  • platypus says:

    uhm im pretty sure bas rutten and kenny rice did multiple events of commentating by the time they did dream…waay too taxing and tiring

  • Patrick says:

    “Penn has to know he would draw a crowd and earn much more money elsewhere”

    Actually, not sure he would earn more elsewhere. You are right though in that if Penn fights then almost all of Hawaii tunes in. He’s instant crowd base.

    To be honest, isn’t it like all of our dreams that all of these organizations stop being bitchy little siblings and let their fighters move around and do whatever. So many good matchups go to waste because organizations can’t play nice.

  • KOB says:

    That show was awesome and everyone should be talking about that rather than the garbage that EliteXC put on. Watching Souza v. Miller was awesome.

  • Patrick says:

    Also, in the Galesic vs. Kin fight… I got mad respect for both of them even though it wasn’t really a fight. They both were upset that it ended by injury and they were pretty classy about it. Taiei was ridiculous, man showed no pain, and that break looked pretty bad from the replays.

  • […] has happened, I would imagine only someone like Jordan Breen has actually seen it. The guys over at Five Oz. of Pain are calling it an ‘Aokiplata.’ I agree, especially if its never been done […]

  • Adam Morgan says:

    Second best show of the year after UFC 84 in my opinion. Some great fights (Jacare vs. Mayhem, Tokoro vs. Uyenoyama) as well as some great finishes (Aoki, Overeem, Manhoef). Very solid effort and well worth staying up until 7 AM for. :)

  • Rich S. says:

    I would actually have to give Mayhem the win if his fight was a three-rounder.. because.. IMO, he won half of the first round.. and he def. won the 2nd.. but.. i guess.. Jacare got the notch in the first.. sucks seeing Mayhem lose, obviously i’m a Mayhem Monkey.. but.. good luck to Jacare and great fight!

  • xx2000xx says:

    Styles makes fights and:
    Eddie Alvarez vs Tatsuya Kawajiri
    Shinya Aoki vs Caol Uno

    Is perfect. I’m shocked they did a draw, but I was hoping that would be the case anyways. Alvarez vs Aoki would be a fantastic final.

  • Kogepan says:

    Thats the great thing with non-exclusive contracts…no Mayhem can fight in EliteXC/Affliction, then come back later in the year to fight in Dream again.

    Awesome card, awesome results. Felt sorry for Saku, he got beat down hard and the fight went on about 15-20 seconds too long. Miragliotta needs to be in the ring next time Saku fights to QUICKLY stop the fights (comeon, he’s an old man!).

    WTF at the drawing for the LWGP, I thought they were going to let the fans vote? I was REALLy looking forward to Kawajiri laying a beating on Uno.

    And oh yeah, AKIYAMA returns for DREAM 5! Woot!

  • spike1244 says:

    fuck what you herd dream is te shit………………..and also cant wait for the Affliction “Banned” Fedor vs. Sylvia event

  • spike1244 says:

    i was a big pridefc fan and now im a dream fan becouse it is the shit

  • Brent says:

    Uyenoyama defeated Tokoro – incorrect decision by the judges.

    Miller defeated Jacare – incorrect decision by the judges.

  • Zack with a ck says:

    Brent – those decisions were very close but I think the judges got them right.

  • double A-ron says:

    Kenny and bas doing commentary when they are not even there is bad, but i believe they mentioned they were gonna be live at the next dream event so they should do a much better job then

  • […] If you watched DREAM 4 on HDNet, you were amazed by the submission move Shinya Aoki pulled out of his bag of tricks. Bas Rutten was commentating and said he had never seen a submission like that ever before – it was a version of gogoplata from the top postio.  We here are Five Ounces of Pain are dubbing it the “Aokiplata” (read more about it here) […]

  • RustyNailz says:

    Brent – I like Mayhem and all… but I don’t see how you could honestly think he beat Jacare

  • bjjdenver says:

    Agreed, in no way did Miller beat Jacare, and I like Mayhem. Jacare controlled the entire first 10 minutes and dictated the fight. Nice job by Mayhem to not get subbed, but hanging on, does not win you the fight. Miller did better in the last 5 minutes, landing a couple of decent strikes, but nothing devastating and then got controlled again for half the round.

    Even if you broke it into 3 rounds, Jacare would have won 30-27 or perhaps 29-28 at worst.

    As it is judged on the entire fight, it wasn’t even close.

    I like both guys, and look forward to watching them some more, hopefully in Japan and the US.

  • sved says:

    Jacare is on another level…I like Mayhem

    but colorful personality aside he needs to

    develop a faster standing submission game or develop KO power in his strikes to compete w/ the likes of DeSouza

    As for Aoki-Uno–this is the Unofficial PRIDE-VS- HERO’S lw gp DIDN’T u know

    The Kawajiri-Alvarez matchup is what I expected for the final…I really like Alvarez but won’t be surprised 1 bit if Kawajiri wins this by Decision or early stoppage.

    Kawajiri last faced a striker the calibre of Alvarez in Gomi…and in the nearly 30 months he’s grown alot….but now is the time to prove that he’s truly elite… a title is definitely possible for him if he survives this test.


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