DREAM 17 weigh-ins took place at Saitama Super Arena last night in Japan. All fighters but Abel Cullum made weight on their first try. Cullum did get down to the limit four hours later (134.5 lbs) and his bout with Masakazu Imanari will still be part of the Bantamweight Grand Prix.
The show, which features the opening round of a world bantamweight grand prix and a non-title headliner between DREAM lightweight champ Shinya Aoki and Rob McCullough, airs on HDNet at 3 p.m. ET (midnight PT) Sept 24, 2011.
Lightweight: Shinya Aoki (153 lbs.) vs. Rob McCullough (153 lbs.) Featherweight: Tatsuya Kawajiri (143 lbs.) vs. Joachim Hansen (143.3 lbs.) Featherweight: Takeshi Inoue (143.3 lbs.) vs. Caol Uno (143 lbs.) Welterweight: Kazushi Sakuraba (167.1 lbs.) vs. Yan Cabral (167.5 lbs.) Lightweight: Satoru Kitaoka (154.3 lbs.) vs. Willamy Freire (153 lbs.) Middleweight: Kazuhiro Nakamura (184.7 lbs.) vs. Gerald Harris (185 lbs.) Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Hideo Tokoro (134.4 lbs.) vs. Antonio Banuelos (134.4 lbs.) Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Bibiano Fernandes (134 lbs.) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (134 lbs.) Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Masakazu Imanari (134 lbs.) vs. Abel Cullum (134.5 lbs.) Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Rodolfo Marques (134.4 lbs.) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (134 lbs.) Open-weight: Ikuhisa Minowa (191.8 lbs.) vs. Baru Harn (253.5 lbs.)