Strikeforce’s success against DREAM continued on Saturday in the main event of DREAM 14, as welterweight champ Nick Diaz forced Japanese legend Hayato “Mach” Sakurai to submit to an armbar in the opening round of their non-title headliner at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
In the evening’s co-main event, Ralek Gracie remained undefeated by earning a unanimous decision over “The Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba, while Hiroyuki Takaya, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, and Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa were also among the night’s winners.
The official DREAM 14 results were:
- Nick Diaz def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai via submission (armbar) – Round 1
- Ralek Gracie def. Kazushi Sakuraba via unanimous decision
- Hiroyuki Takaya def. Joachim Hansen via KO (punches) – Round 1
- Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto def. Federico “Kiko” Lopez via KO (punches) – Round 1
- Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura def. Hideo Tokoro via TKO (punches) – Round 1
- Kazuyuki Miyata def. Takafumi Otsuka via split decision
- Kenji Osawa def. Yoshiro Maeda via split decision
- Ikuhisa Minowa def. Imani Lee via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1