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DREAM 11 Results: Fernandes Tops Takaya To Win Featherweight GP, Aoki Submits Hansen to Capture DREAM Title

Bibiano FernandesBibiano Fernandes upset Joe Warren in the DREAM featherweight grand prix semifinals then topped Hiroyuki Takeya in the main event of DREAM 11 on Tuesday to become the promotion’s featherweight champion.

In other notable action at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan, Shinya Aoki became DREAM’s lightweight champ by submitting title-holder Joachim Hansen in the closing seconds of their co-headlining matchup, veteran Kazushi Sakuraba easily submitted newcomer Rubin Williams, and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Ikuhisa Minowa advanced to the Super Hulk tournament finale.

The complete results for DREAM 11 were:

  • Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya via split decision
    2009 Featherweight Grand Prix Final
  • Shinya Aoki def. Joachim Hansen (c) via submission (armbar) — Round 1
    DREAM Lightweight Championship
  • Kazushi Sakuraba def. Rubin Williams via submission (kimura) — Round 1
  • Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Melchor Manibusan via TKO (strikes) — Round 1
  • Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Bob Sapp via TKO (strikes) — Round 1^
  • Ikuhisa Minowa def. Hong Man Choi via submission (heel hook) — Round 2^
  • Bibiano Fernandes def. Joe Warren via technical submission (armbar) — Round 1*
  • Hiroyuki Takaya def. Hideo Tokoro via TKO (strikes) — Round 2*
  • Kazuyuki Miyata def. Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata via unanimous decision+

^ Super Hulk Tournament Semifinal
* 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinal
+ 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout

Pictured: Bibiano Fernandes


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