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DREAM.7 Results: Six advance in Featherweight GP

Fernandes Bibiano, Joe Warren, Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura, Yoshiro Maeda, Hiroyuki Takaya and Masakazu Imanari all advanced Sunday in the DREAM.7 Featherweight Grand Prix at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto was the only fighter to receive a bye and will be in action at DREAM.8. The final spot will be determined by Hideo Tokoro vs. Daika "DJ Taiki" Hata at DREAM.8.

In non-tournament bouts, Mitsuhiro Ishida won a unanimous decision over Daisuke Nakamura, Shinya Aoki submitted David Gardner with a rear-naked choke and Tatsuya Kawajiri also won via rear-naked choke, against Ross Ebanez.

Aoki was fighting at lightweight for one more time before he moves up to welterweight to enter the DREAM Welterweight Grand Prix.

Kawajiri called out Gesias "JZ Calvan" Calvancante for a number one contender bout to determine lightweight champ Joachim Hansen's first title challenger.

DREAM 7 was dedicated to Helio Gracie. Kazushi Sakuraba and Yuki Sasaki stood inside the ring for a moment of silence during the opening ceremony.

1. Bibiano Fernandes def. Takafumi Otsuka via unanimous decision
2. Joe Warren def. Chase Beebe via TKO (cut) - After R1
3. Abel Cullum def. Akiyo Nishiura via unanimous decision
4. Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Daisuke Nakamura via unanimous decision
5. Shinya Aoki def. David Gardner via submission (RNC) - R1 (5:58)
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Ross Ebanez via submission (RNC) - R1 (4:03)
7. Yoshiro Maeda def. Micah Miller via unanimous decision
8. Hiroyuki Takaya def. Jong Won Kim via TKO (punches) - R2 (0:40)
9. Masakazu Imanari def. Atsushi Yamamoto via split decision