DREAM 5 Video: Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen

After a dream run to the top of the DREAM lightweight grand prix tournament, Eddie Alvarez was unfortunately unable to compete in the finale against Aoki, due to a closed right eye he suffered in his earlier win.

Alternate fighter Joachim Hansen, who was eliminated earlier in the tournament by Alvarez, defeated Aoki by landing a leaping right hand to the downed fighter.

DREAM 5 Results LIVE

DREAM 5, the final round of the Light Weight Grand Prix starts around 2 am EST live in Osaka, Japan.




After an impressive win for Eddie Alvarez in the semi-finals, DREAM officials announce that Joachim Hansen will replace Alvarez in the lightweight grand prix finals, due to a cut above Alvarez’s right eye. Big disappointment, as Aoki and Alvarez would have been a great conclusion to the DREAM lightweight grand prix.

Joachim Hansen will look to avenge a first round “gogoplata” submission loss to Aoki at PRIDE Shockwave 2006

DREAM 5 Lightweight Semi-Finals Card Update

dream 5 fights card

The semi-finals of the DREAM 5 lightweight grand prix are finally here. Eddie Alverez will look to make a name for himself in Japan by defeating one of the top lightweights in the world, in Kawajiri. Submission freak Shinya Aoki will look to keep the ball rolling after two impressive wins over JZ Cavalcante and Katsuhiko Nagata, as he takes on MMA veteran Caol Uno.

DREAM 5 takes place July 21 from the Osaka Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan.

Lightweight Semi-Finals

Eddie Alvarez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Shinya Aoki vs. Caol Uno

Tournament Reserve Fight

Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen vs. Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill

Non-Tournament Fights

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Joseph Benavidez
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Motoki Miyazawa vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka


Mark Hunt