Dream 2 Preview not Predictions

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hotrodttt
4/27/08 6:46:12PM
Hey I haven't been able to Post lately because of School and Finals so I'm going to come on to do my Dream 2 Preview which looks Great with an 8 Man Middleweight Tourney and some compelling Superfights. I wish Akiyama could have been on this card but he's out with a nose injury.

JZ Calvancanti vs Shinya Aoki

I their 1st Fight about 6 weeks ago, JZ was controlling the Stand Up and Shinya went for a Single Leg and ended up on a stretcher via illegal elbows. This will be an action packed rematch and we'll see if JZ's stand up will overwhelm the Submission specialist or If Shinya's magical Rainbow pants will get him another Submission Win.

Kiyoshi Tamura vs Masakatsu Funaki

Funaki came back from his 7 year hiatus with a Submission loss over Sakuraba and now he's going up against a Great Wrestler and Grappler in Tamura. Funaki showed some Good crisp jabs in his Fight against Saku but he lacks Submission defense and he'll get tooken down. Tamura's Strength advantage will be tremendous in this Fight but you can never underestimate Funaki's heart. This should be a very technical ground battle.

Kazushi Sakuraba vs Andrews Nakahara

What can I say about this Fight, Dream brought in a Karate Black Belt into Fight Saku which I think Is unintelligent matchmaking because Denis Kang and Gegard Mousasi are Fighting and they are the2 Favorites to Win the Tournament and Saku gets to Fight a guy with no Professional Fights. I would have liked Saku to Fight Ralek Gracie so he could live up to his name but he's Fighting Manhoef.

Denis Kang vs Gegard Mousasi

This will be Fight of the Year if it stays Standing as Denis being a Technical K-1 Level Kickboxer and Mousasi having the Power to end anyones night with his Right Hand, sort of Like Igor. But the difference is that Denis has an established Ground Game but we'll see how the cards unfold.

Ikuhisa Minowa vs Taiei Kin

I could see another Baroni vs Minowa in this Fight because Kin's Stand Up is simply impressive and we all know how great of a Fight that was. The Stand Up advantage definatly goes to Kin and the Ground Game to The Punk.

Magomed Sultankhamedov vs Zelg Galesic

2 Great Kickboxers going up against eachother always means for an exciting Fight but this Fight will be interesting because Sultankhamedov has a sambo backround. Expect this Fight to be Fast paced.

Shungo Oyama vs Dong Sik Yoon

I have always had Great Faith in these Fighters and you can tell that by looking at my stats because I've never picked against them. Yoon has really stepped his game up an could crack the Top 10 by Winning this Tournament.

Ian Murphy vs Jacare

Ian has some sick Wrestling because he's beaten me, but this is his 1st Fight and he won't want to take it to the Ground against an ADCC Champion. We'll see how this Fight goes.

Tell me what you think
Mayhem13
4/27/08 6:57:56PM
nice preview..pretty much right on the spot!


WAR MOUSASI
loller90278
4/27/08 7:00:25PM
i agree with most predictions, except i think gegards ground game might be superior than kangs
hotrodttt
4/27/08 7:06:13PM

Posted by loller90278

i agree with most predictions, except i think gegards ground game might be superior than kangs



I wasn't Predicting anything, I was just Previewing
jiujitsufreak74
4/27/08 7:59:38PM
i am just wondering what year did u wrestle Murphy. i am not doubting that you did, i just want to know how long ago.
cmill21
4/27/08 8:39:56PM
It would be hilarious if Murphy tried to wrestle with Jacare...I think Jacare will sub him in 7:35.
hotrodttt
4/27/08 9:14:02PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74

i am just wondering what year did u wrestle Murphy. i am not doubting that you did, i just want to know how long ago.



Summer of 05 at the CYC, a whole bunch of Great Wrestlers go over there every summer
juanez13
4/27/08 9:52:53PM

Posted by cmill21

It would be hilarious if Murphy tried to wrestle with Jacare...I think Jacare will sub him in 7:35.



Murphy's best chance is to use his wrestling to keep it standing, if he does i think he has a good chance at upsetting jacare, still im taking Jacare to win it by sub, but you never know what will happen.
cmill21
4/27/08 10:09:44PM

Posted by juanez13


Posted by cmill21

It would be hilarious if Murphy tried to wrestle with Jacare...I think Jacare will sub him in 7:35.



Murphy's best chance is to use his wrestling to keep it standing, if he does i think he has a good chance at upsetting jacare, still im taking Jacare to win it by sub, but you never know what will happen.



Jacare's JJ is still dangerous when he's standing though, well during his grappling comp's anyways, he can consistantly get flying arm bars and triangle's which could translate well in mma if he get's a good clinch game like his fellow brazilians.
hotrodttt
4/27/08 10:20:27PM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by juanez13


Posted by cmill21

It would be hilarious if Murphy tried to wrestle with Jacare...I think Jacare will sub him in 7:35.



Murphy's best chance is to use his wrestling to keep it standing, if he does i think he has a good chance at upsetting jacare, still im taking Jacare to win it by sub, but you never know what will happen.



Jacare's JJ is still dangerous when he's standing though, well during his grappling comp's anyways, he can consistantly get flying arm bars and triangle's which could translate well in mma if he get's a good clinch game like his fellow brazilians.



Another factor is that although having slow hands, Jacare's stand up is a lot better that Ian's which could mean that he could hurt him standing which translates to a Takedown. And Yes his Flying Armbars are Awesome because he pulls them from the left.
Jipper
4/28/08 2:47:16AM
Preview?

Fun 2 watch but a lot of mismatches, should be predictable with 2 quality fights in JZ v Aoki & Kang v Mousasi.
jiujitsufreak74
4/28/08 4:39:26AM

Posted by Jipper

Preview?

Fun 2 watch but a lot of mismatches, should be predictable with 2 quality fights in JZ v Aoki & Kang v Mousasi.



that's what they said about GSP/Serra 1 and CC/GG. imho the closest match up to pick is Yoon vs Oyama. Minowa scares me with his age and inconsistency and Funaki is full of surprises. also, i hope Benkei doesn't lose this one because he has been known to choke occasionally.


Posted by hotrodttt


Posted by jiujitsufreak74

i am just wondering what year did u wrestle Murphy. i am not doubting that you did, i just want to know how long ago.



Summer of 05 at the CYC, a whole bunch of Great Wrestlers go over there every summer



Mayhem13
4/28/08 10:47:46AM
I dont have a single one of these fights going to decision....
Gipper
4/28/08 2:29:15PM
there's no way mousasi/kang should be fighting in the first round. winner takes the tourny if healthy.
loller90278
4/28/08 5:05:13PM
is this showing tonight? in the wee hours of the morning?
hotrodttt
4/28/08 7:56:36PM

Posted by Mayhem13

I dont have a single one of these fights going to decision....



I actually have all of the Fights ending in the 1st Round
D0wnUnd6e6r
4/28/08 8:16:55PM

Posted by hotrodttt


Posted by Mayhem13

I dont have a single one of these fights going to decision....



I actually have all of the Fights ending in the 1st Round



Same here, all in the 1st... so I had to put one 2nd round just for argument sake, i picked the Oyama vs Sik Yoon fight
fedorwins1
4/28/08 8:32:59PM

Posted by loller90278

is this showing tonight? in the wee hours of the morning?



yes sir
hotrodttt
4/28/08 10:00:47PM
I have a Feeling that Kin is going to Knock The Punk out with a high Kick
roadking95th
4/29/08 12:24:16AM

Posted by fedorwins1


Posted by loller90278

is this showing tonight? in the wee hours of the morning?



yes sir



isn't HDNET showing it Sat night? I believe they are showing Dream 1 this Friday night. FREE BABY!
roadking95th
4/29/08 12:32:06AM
Just doubled checked.

Dream is on Friday May 2 at 10:30PM
Dream 2 Saturday May 3 at 10:30pm
Dream 3 May 11th
Dream 4 June 16th
Dream 5 July 21st
Dream 6 Sept 23rd

taped delayed, but Free
Mayhem13
4/29/08 2:10:35AM
is anyone else a little worried about Sakuraba??

I think he makes it to the 2nd round easily...but I dont want to see him matched up with Mousasi or Gelsic or Kang...that could be bad
loller90278
4/29/08 4:49:26PM

Posted by loller90278

i agree with most predictions, except i think gegards ground game might be superior than kangs



you are amazing, sir.
hdnet_mma
5/1/08 12:26:03PM
These are going to be some great events on HDNet!!
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