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On Sunday, March 21, fighters slated for appearance in DREAM 13 gathered at a hotel in Tokyo for weigh-in and pre-fight press conference.
The occasion proceeded without a hitch, as all fourteen fighters made weight on first attempt. Former DREAM lightweight champion, Joachim Hansen, seemed comfortable in the new weight class, as he tipped the scale at 63kg (140 pounds) for his featherweight debut against Bibiano Fernandes.
In the lone open-weight bout of the card, the difference in weight between the "David-like" Minowaman and his Goliath, Jimmy Ambriz, amounted to a staggering 36kg (80 pounds). While athletic commissions all over the world would be flabbergasted at the match-up, anyone who has watched Pride or followed the career of Minowaman knows that it is business as usual for everyone's favorite puroresu fighter.
Full weigh-in result after the jump
Featherweight: Bibiano Fernandes (62.9kg) 7-2-0 vs. 19-8-1 (63kg) Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen
Heavyweight: Josh Barnett (115kg )24-5-0 vs. 3-1-0 (115kg) Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga
Lightweight: K.J. Noons (71.8kg) 7-2-0 vs. 6-3-1 (71.5kg) Andre Dida
Welterweight: Ryo Chonan (75.8kg) 16-10-0 vs. 2-1-0 (75.4kg) Andrews Nakahara
Featherweight: Yoshiro Maeda (62.5kg) 26-7-2 vs. 15-4-0 (62.8kg) Cole Escovedo
Lightweight: Katsunori Kikuno (70kg) 12-2-2 vs. 16-6-0 (70kg) Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Openweight: Ikuhisa Minowa (89kg) 44-30-8 vs. 14-12-1 (125kg) Jimmy Ambriz