The first round of the 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix took place this morning during the DREAM 2 event from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Not all went according to plan for at least one of the favorites in the field. In addition, the lightweight grand prix semifinal field is now set thanks to the "do over" fight between Shinya Aoki and Gesias "JZ" Calvancante.
Check out the quick results after the jump.
Shinya Aoki defeats Gesias "JZ" Calvancante via unanimous decision
Taiei Kin defeats Ikuhisa Minowa via unanimous decision
Dong Sik Yoon defeats Shungo Oyama via unanimous decision
Zelg Galesic defeats Magomed Sultanakhmedov via submission (armbar) in round one
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza defeats Ian Murphy via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Kiyoshi Tamura defeats Masakatsu Funaki via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Gegard Mousasi defeats Denis Kang via submission (triangle choke) in round one
Kazushi Sakuraba defeats Andrews Nakahara via submission (neck crank) in round one
DREAM 2 will air in North America on the HDNet Network on Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET. For those who can't wait we'll put the vids in the comments section below.