In a non-title bout, Dream lightweight champion Aoki became the first person to submit ex-WEC titleholder McCullough, slapping on a neck crank late in the first round. Meanwhile, Antonio Banuelos, Bibiano Fernandes, Masakazu Imanari and Rodolfo Marques all won quarterfinal bouts to advance in the Bantamweight World Grand Prix.
Dream.17 results are below.
Shinya Aoki def. Rob McCullough via submission (neck crank) - R1, 4:57
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Joachim Hansen via submission (arm-triangle choke), R3, 2:30
Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via KO (head kick) - R1, 4:17
Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via submission (arm-triangle choke) - R1, 2:42
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 armbar) - R1, 4:39
Bantamweight World GP Quarterfinal Bouts
Antonio Banuelos def. Hideo Tokoro via split decision
Bibiano Fernandes def. Takafumi Otuska via submission (rear-naked choke) - R1, 0:41
Masakazu Imanari def. Abel Cullum via submission (armbar) - R3, 0:46
Rodolfo Marques def. Yusup Saadulaev via unanimous decision