Mousasi new Dream champion; Aoki wins

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Dream 16 went down this Saturday, in Nagoya, Japan, and besides deciding the promotion’s light heavyweight champion, other big names from the MMA world saw action.

Gegard Mousasi wasted no time in putting away Tatsuya Mizuno and ended the bout with a first-round rear-naked choke. The fighter escaped an armbar, but managed to get the takedown, mount and move to back mount. Mousasi thus captured the promotion’s vacant light heavyweight title.

While long-time Japanese idol Kazushi Sakuraba succumbed to an arm-triangle from Jason Miller, Shinya Aoki, one of the biggest stars from the country at present, had his work cut out for him against Marcus Aurélio, but took the unanimous decision.

In other heavily-anticipated matchups, judoka Satoshi Ishii beat Ikuhisa Minowa by unanimous decision, Joachim Hanses submitted Hideo Tokoro via triangle, and Michihiro Omigawa submitted Cole Escovedo via armbar.

Check out the complete results:

Dream 16
Nagoya, Japan
September 25, 2010

Gegard Mousasi submitted Tatsuya Mizuno via rear-naked choke at 6:10 min of R1
Jason “Mayhem” Miller submitted Kazushi Sakuraba via arm-triangle at 2:09 min of R1
Shinya Aoki defeated Marcus Aurélio via unanimous decision
Satoshi Ishii defeated Ikuhisa Minowa via unanimous decision
Hiroyuki Takaya defeated Chase Beebe por KO aos 1min45s do R1
Michihiro Omigawa submitted Cole Escovedo com uma chave de braço aos 2min29s do R1
Joachim Hansen submitted Hideo Tokoro com um triângulo aos 2min48s do R1
Kazuyuki Miyata defeated Takeshi Inoue via unanimous decision
Mitsuhiro Ishida defeated Akiyo Nishiura via split decision
Yusuke Kawaguchi defeated James Thompson via split decision

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