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"JZ" Calvancante Hopes to Return by Year's End Against Joachim Hansen

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American Top Team lightweight Gesias Calvancante will soon resume training following a four-month layoff due to surgery, and according to a rough translation of an interview published this week on DREAM's official website, the Brazilian has his eyes on a late 2008 return against newly crowned DREAM Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen. "JZ" also seems to leave the door open for a rematch with Shinya Aoki ("because we would not like to be defeated by anyone, don't you think?"). Calvancante sustained a severe knee injury during his DREAM.2 decision loss to submission wizard Aoki, who in turn was dismantled last month by tournament alternate Hansen in the final match of the promotion's inaugural lightweight grand prix.

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Post #1   8/23/08 10:30:03PM   

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I like this matchup. The only problem is that Alvarez should get a crack at Hansen before JZ. This leaves little time before JZ gets to fight Hansen. I think Hansen wins a fight against JZ.

Post #2   8/23/08 10:43:34PM   

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I agree that Alvarez should get the first crack at Hansen, but the fight with JZ is more intriguing, if only for the fact that they have never fought before. We already saw Alvarez vs. Hansen, and while it was an awesome fight, I think I would still rather get to see JZ vs. Hansen.

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Posted by breakdown5

I agree that Alvarez should get the first crack at Hansen, but the fight with JZ is more intriguing, if only for the fact that they have never fought before. We already saw Alvarez vs. Hansen, and while it was an awesome fight, I think I would still rather get to see JZ vs. Hansen.



Hansen and JZ fought in Shooto. Hansen won by majority decision.

Post #4   8/24/08 7:38:39AM   

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I think JZ wins it. He's got the edge standing, power, speed, and ground IMO. Hansens always game though so it would be a tilt.

Post #5   8/24/08 1:08:56PM   

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Posted by breakdown5

I agree that Alvarez should get the first crack at Hansen, but the fight with JZ is more intriguing, if only for the fact that they have never fought before. We already saw Alvarez vs. Hansen, and while it was an awesome fight, I think I would still rather get to see JZ vs. Hansen.

Hahahaha. JZ and Hansen have fought before.

Post #6   8/24/08 1:40:04PM   

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Sweet matchup..... barn burner for sure!!!!

Post #7   8/24/08 2:47:13PM