Official weigh-ins for DREAM 17: World Bantamweight GP were held Friday morning at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. All 22 participating fighters met their required weight, including lightweight champion Shinya Aoki (153.9) and challenger "Razor" Rob McCullough (153.9). Seven of the eight competitors in DREAM's bantamweight tournament initially tipped the scales successfully, with Abel Cullum being the lone exception. The 24-year-old American came in four pounds overweight and was given additional time to drop the weight. He eventually returned at the correct weight (134.5).
DREAM 17 is slated for September 24th at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event is scheduled for live broadcast on Sunday morning on HD Net at 3:00 a.m. ET / 12:00 a.m. PT.
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DREAM 17: World Bantamweight GP weigh-in results:
Shinya Aoki (153.9) vs. Rob McCullough (153.9)
Joachim Hansen (143.3) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (143.1)
Takeshi Inoue (143.3) vs. Caol Uno (143.1)
Yan Cabral (167.6) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (167.1)
Willamy Freire (153) vs. Satoru Kitaoka (154.3)
Gerald Harris (185.2) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (184.7)
Antonio Banuelos (134.5) vs. Hideo Tokoro (134.5)
Bibiano Fernandes (134) vs. Takafumi Otuska (134.1)
Masakazu Imanari (134) vs. Abel Cullum (134.5)
Rodolfo Marques (134.5) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (134)
Baru Harn (253.5) vs. Ikuhisa Minowa (191.8)