DREAM 15 took place earlier today, Sat., July 10, from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
In the main event of the evening, Shinya Aoki put his lightweight title on the line for the first time against Tatsuya Kawajiri. "Tobikan Judan" was also out to re-establish himself as one of the world's best after a disappointing loss to Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez a few months ago.
It didn't take long to accomplish both goals -- Aoki finished "Crusher" with a heel hook in round one, demonstrating once again the reason he is considered among the most dangerous fighters in the weight class when he's able to implement his superior Brazilian jiu-jitsu gameplan.
Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante -- widely regarded as one of the most talented 155-pound fighters in the world not too long ago -- also returned to action after a long layoff, taking on Katsunori Kikuno in the co-featured fight of the night. For the most part, the bout turned out to be a ground battle with both fighters angling for control and submissions.
Nothing was ever locked in on either side, and the fight eventually went to the judges scorecards, with Cavalcante earning the split decision nod.
In addition to the top two matches of the night, international stars Gegard Mousasi and Melvin Manhoef, as well as Kazuhiro Nakamura, Michihiro Omigawa and "DJ.taiki" Hata, were also be in action.
See how they all did by checking out the DREAM 15 quick results after the jump:
Shinya Aoki defeated Tatsuya Kawajiri via submission (Achilles lock) in round one
Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante defeated Katsunori Kikuno via split decision
Gegard Mousasi defeated Jake O'Brien via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Tatsuya Mizuno defeated Melvin Manhoef via submission (kimura) in round one
Michihiro Omigawa defeated Young Sam Jung via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Mitsuhiro Ishida defeated Daiki "DJ.taiki" Hata via unanimous decision
Kazuhiro Nakamura defeated Karl Amoussou via unanimous decision
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