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DREAM 17 Results: Aoki Submits McCullough, Bantamweights Advance

Shinya AokiAokiDREAM 17 took place earlier today in Saitama, Japan, where DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki scored his sixth-straight win with a first-round neck crank submission of former WEC title-holder Rob McCullough.

Other notable results included Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Joachim Hansen via third-round submission, Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via first-round head kick KO, and Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via first-round submission.

Also on the card, Antonio Banuelos, Bibiano Fernandes, Masakazu Imanari, and Rodolfo Marques advanced to the Bantamweight Grand Prix semifinals.

The complete DREAM 17 results were:

  • Shinya Aoki def. Rob McCullough via submission (neck crank) – Round 1
  • Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Joachim Hansen via submission (arm-triangle) – Round 3
  • Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via KO (head kick) – Round 1
  • Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via submission (arm-triangle) – Round 1
  • Satoru Kitaoka def. Willamy Freire via split decision
  • Gerald Harris def. Kazuhiro Nakamura via split decision
  • Ikuhisa Minowa def. Baru Harn via submission (scarf hold) – Round 1

Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals

  • Antonio Banuelos def. Hideo Tokoro via split decision
  • Bibiano Fernandes def. Takafumi Otuska via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1
  • Masakazu Imanari def. Abel Cullum via submission (armbar) – Round 3
  • Rodolfo Marques def. Yusup Saadulaev via unanimous decision

Pictured: Shinya Aoki

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