Dream 17 is in the books and it was a night that saw most of the favorites win. Lightweight champ Shinya Aoki increased his winning streak to six straight by beating former WEC champ "Razor" Rob McCullough with a mean neck crank in the first round.
Long-time lightweight contender Tatsuya Kawajiri survived an early scare to beat Joachim Hansen in the third round with an arm triangle submission. "Lion" Takeshi Inoue finished UFC veteran Caol Uno by KO with a head kick. Aging legend Kazushi Sakuraba was forced to tap to Yan Cabral in the first round.
A number of split decisions marked the event with Satoro Kitaoka, Gerald Harris and Antonio Banuelos all picking up wins.
Shinya Aoki def. Rob McCullough via submission (neck/face crank), Round 1.
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Joachim Hansen via submission (arm triangle), Round 3.
Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via KO (head kick), Round 1
Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via submission (arm triangle), Round 1
Satoru Kitaoka def. Willamy Freire via split decision.
Gerald Harris def. Kazuhiro Nakamura via split decision.
Antonio Banuelos def. Hideo Tokoro via split decision.
Bibiano Fernandes def. Takafumi Otsuka via submission (rear naked choke), Round 1
Masakazu Imanari def. Abel Cullum via submission (armbar), Round 3.
Rodolfo Marques def. Yusup Saadulaev via unanimous decision.
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Baru Harn via submission (scarf hold), Round 1