With one exception, all fighters were on weight for DREAM's first full-scale event of 2011, including DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki and former WEC ace Rob McCullough, who square off in the main event and Tatsuya Kawajiri, who is set to make his featherweight debut.
Former King of the Cage champion Abel Cullum, who arrived in Tokyo only last night due to Typhoon Roke, was the sole fighter to miss weight, coming in four pounds heavy for his anticipated Bantamweight World GP match up with two-time Deep champion Masakazu Imanari.
Although Cullum will have a chance to make the 61 kg/ 134.5 lbs limit, he already appeared badly drawn out at the weigh-ins and was shaking uncontrollably on the scales. Given his condition it seems unlikely that he will be able to make the cut and the bout will likely be changed to a catchweight.Update: It took him four hours, but Cullum somehow managed to cut to 61 kg/ 134.5 lbs.
The full weigh-in results ahead of DREAM.17, which takes place on Sept. 24 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, are after the break.
DREAM.17 Weigh-in Results – Sept. 24 at the Saiatama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Shinya Aoki 69.8 kg/153.9 lbs vs. Rob McCullough 69.8 kg/153.9 lbs
Tatsuya Kawajiri 64.9 kg/143.1 lbs vs. Joachim Hansen 65 kg/143.3 lbs
Caol Uno 64.9 kg/143.1 lbs vs. Takeshi Inoue 65 kg/143.3 lbs
Kazushi Sakuraba 75.8 kg/167.1 lbs vs. Yan Cabral 76 kg/167.6 lbs
Satoru Kitaoka 70 kg/154.3 lbs vs. Willamy Freire 69.4 kg/153 lbs
Kazuhiro Nakamura 83.8 kg/184.7 lbs vs. Gerald Harris 84 kg/185.2 lbs
Ikuhisa Minowa 87 kg/191.8 lbs vs. Baru Harn 115 kg/253.5 lbs
Dream Bantamweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Hideo Tokoro 61 kg/134.5 lbsvs. Antonio Banuelos 61 kg/134.5 lbs
Bibiano Fernandes 60.8 kg/134 lbs vs. Takafumi Otsuka 60.8 kg/134 lbs
Masakazu Imanari 60.8 kg/134 lbs vs. Abel Cullum 62.8 kg/138.4 lbs (Over initially but made the 61 kgs limit four hours later.)
Yusup Saadulaev 60.8 kg/134 lbs vs. Rodolfo Marques 61 kg/134.5 lbs