DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki made quick work of challenger Tatsuya Kawajiri in the main event of DREAM 15, forcing Kawajiri to tap to an Achilles lock in under two-minutes at Saturday’s event in Saitama, Japan.
In other notable action, Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante edged Katsunori Kikuno by split decision and light heavyweights Gegard Mousasi and Tatsuya Mizuno advanced to the finals of DREAM’s grand prix, as Mousasi submitted Jake O’Brien in just 31-seconds, while Mizuno took out Melvin Manhoef in the opening round.
The complete DREAM 15 results were:
- Shinya Aoki def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via submission (Achilles lock) – Round 1, 1:53
- Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante def. Katsunori Kikuno via split decision
- Gegard Mousasi def. Jake O’Brien via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:31
- Tatsuya Mizuno def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 7:38
- Michihiro Omigawa def. Young Sam Jung via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 7:31
- Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata via unanimous decision
- Kazuhiro Nakamura def. Karl Amoussou via unanimous decision
Pictured: Shinya Aoki