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DREAM 18 Results: Finishes abound at year-end event in Japan

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without MMA in Japan and, thanks to Glory Sports International’s decision to rekindle DREAM, fans were treated to another dose of festivities from the Far East before ushering in 2013. The card featured a sixteen-man heavyweight kickboxing tournament including some of the sport’s best with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake, in addition to a number of intriguing match-ups featuring mixed rules.

Among the MMA bouts unfolding from Saitama Super Arena are those such as Bibiano Fernandes-Yoshiro Maeda, Phil Baroni-Hayato Sakurai, Melvin Manhoef-Denis Kang, Tatsuya Kawajiri-Michihiro Omigawa, and Antonio McKee-Shinya Aoki.

Read below for DREAM 18 results:

Will Brooks def. Satoru Kitaoka via technical knockout at 3:47 of round 1 

Marloes Coenen def. Fiona Muxlow by submission at 3:30 of round 1 (armbar)

Hayato Mach Sakurai def. Phil Baroni by unanimous decision

Melvin Manhoef def. Denis Kang via knockout at :50 of round 1

Bibiano Fernandes def. Yoshiro Maeda via technical submission at 1:46 of round 1 (triangle choke)

Shinya Aoki def.  Antonio McKee via submission at :24 of round 2 (strikes)

Georgi Karakhanyan def. Hiroyuki Takaya via split decision

Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Michihiro Omigawa by unanimous decision

Glory 4 Results:

Jerome Le Banner def. Koichi Pettas via TKO  in round three (strikes)

Jason Wilnis def. Matsumoto Toshio via decision

Mitsuki Ebata def. Sang-Jae Kim via decision

Robin van Roosmalen def. Yuichiro Nagashima via decision

Semmy Schilt def. Daniel Ghita via TKO in round one (strikes)*

* – Tournament final

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

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