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We will be going live at 3:00 AM ET with live results of this morning’s DREAM.6 event, which takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Those in North America will be able to watch the event live on HDNet. A replay of the show will air at 4:00 PM ET later today.
DREAM.6 will feature the final round of the promotion’s inaugural grand prix. Melvin Manhoef will take on Gegard Mousasi and Zelg Galesic will face Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with the two winners meeting in the show’s finale. Mirko Filipovic and Alistair Overeem will meet in an anticipated grudge match that will serve as the co-main event.
Be sure to leave comments throughout the morning. Detailed live results are after the jump.
The World Cagefighting Organization headed by Bruce Bellocchi has teamed with Valor Fighting, Xcess Fighting and Primal MMA to produce one of the greatest MMA cards seen in years! Heading the lineup is Renato “Babalu” Sobral as he makes his long awaited stateside return since his UFC departure. Babalu will take on veteran Lion’s Den fighter, Vernon “Tiger” White.
The star studded undercard features two former UFC Heavyweight Champions. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Mark “The Smashing Machine” Kerr’s return to the cage as he continues his comeback against K1 legend, Rick Roufus who is making his MMA debut. Then the bad blood boils over as former UFC Heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguiz finally meets Mike Kyle.
Also in action is Joe “Diesel” Riggs as he takes on Gracie Barra fighter Gustavo “Ximu” Machado. Wesley “Cabbage” Correia returns taking on veteran Jimmy “The Titan” Ambriz. Tiki Ghosn battles it out against Team Quest’s Dave Gardner. UFC Veteran’s, David “The Crow” Loiseau and Drew Fickett will also see action as will Antonio McKee.
“My goal is to compete with the big boys. I think you can see by the card we have put together that we are making a statement. The fans want great fights. We’re giving it to them” - Bruce Bellocchi, of The WCO.
Renato Sobral vs. Vernon White
Mark Kerr vs. Rick Roufus
Ricco Rodriguez vs. Mike Kyle
Joe Riggs vs. Gustavo Machado
Wesley Correia vs. Jimmy Ambriz
Tiki Ghosn vs. Dave Gardner
David Loiseau vs. TBA
Drew Fickett vs. TBA
Antonio McKee vs. TBA
Jeff Willingham def. Bobby Sanchez - Submission (Armbar)
Adam Lehman def. Daniel McWilliams - TKO (Strikes)
David Mejia def. Greg White - TKO (Strikes)
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Hildred Oliney - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Jason Georgianna def. Todd Guimond - Unanimous Decision
Fabio Costa def. Paul Karsky - TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Scott Epstein def. Sergio Quinoles - Submission (Triangle Choke)
Marcus Gaines def. Mavrick Harvey - Submission (Choke)
Carmelo Marrero def. Rafael Real - TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Jimmy Ambriz def. Ruben Villareal - TKO (Strikes)
Mark Kerr def. Steve Gavin - Submission (Armlock)
Jimmy Ambriz (280 lbs) vs. Ruben Villareal (264 lbs)
Mark Kerr (279 lbs) vs. Stephen Gavin (254 lbs)
Maverick Harvey (183 lbs) vs. Marcus Gaines (184 lbs)
Scott Epstein (145 lbs) vs. Sergio Quinoles (145 lbs)
Carmelo Marrero (224 lbs) vs. Rafael Del Real (230 lbs)
Fabio Costa (205 lbs) vs. Paul Karsky (205 lbs)
Jason Georgianna (135.5 lbs) vs. Todd Guimond (135 lbs)
Josh Gaskins (155 lbs) vs. Tony Garcia (149.5 lbs)
Georgi Karakhanyan (146 lbs) vs. Hildred Oliney (146 lbs)
David Mejia (276.25 lbs) vs. Greg White (256 lbs)
Daniel McWilliams (180 lbs) vs. Adam Lehman (179.5lbs)
Jeff Willingham (143.25 lbs) vs. Bobby Sanchez (145 lbs)
Rob McCullough came away the victor in the main event of the evening when referee Herb Dean was forced to stop the fight in the first round because of a cut over Ryan Healy’s left eye. Nathan Diaz put Joe Hurley to sleep with a triangle choke, forcing Hurley’s corner to throw in the towel during the middle of the second round. Hurley actually woke up and then proceeded to tap but the fight was already over.
Hermes Franca defended his WEC lightweight title for the last time before going over to the UFC, submitting Brandon Olsen with an armbar. Justin Eilers continued his winning ways has his opponent, Jimmy Ambriz was unable to answer the bell for the second because of a shoulder injury. The ringside doctor quickly found that Ambriz had a torn bicep tendon.