DREAM.9 has come and gone and fans are now left with memories of upsets, lopsided domination, careers getting back on track and main event disappointment.
It’s no secret I am a fan of Jason “Mayhem” Miller with his increasingly focused work ethic but he and opponent Ronaldo Souza will now have to await a rematch for the middleweight belt due to their bout being declared a “no contest” after Miller delivered an illegal, unintentional kick to the head.
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto was severely upset by underdog Joe Warren, and the impressive American remains undefeated while Yamamoto receives his second professional loss. Gegard Mousasi maintains momentum by taking out Mark Hunt, Bob Sapp taps and Jose Canseco proves he has no business in MMA.
Official DREAM.9 fight results:
Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza declared a no contest
Joe Warren defeats Norifumi “Kid Yamamoto via split decision
Bibiano Fernandes defeats Masakazu Iminari via unanimous decision
Hiroyuki Takaya defeats Yoshiro Maeda via TKO (strikes) – Round 1 @ 9:40
Hideo Tokoro defeats Abel Cullum via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2 @ 1:37
Tatsuya Kawajiri defeats Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante via unanimous decision
Gegard Mousasi defeats Mark Hunt via submission (arm bar) – Round 1 @ 1:19
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou defeats Jan Nortje via TKO (strikes) – Round 1 @ 2:29
Hong Man Choi defeats Jose Canseco via submission (strikes) – Round 1 @ 1:17
Ikuhisa Minowa defeats Bob Sapp via submission (heel hook) Round 1 @ 1:14