DREAM: New Year! 2011 Official Results

Fedor Emelianenko made his return to Japan knocking out Satoshi Ishii in the main event of DREAM: New Year! 2011! from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

“The Last Emperor” made it two straight with a devastating punch that floored the Olympian. Emelianenko defeated Jeff Monson in his native country of Russia earlier this year, halting a three-fight losing streak while competing in Strikeforce.

DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki defended his title with a decision victory over Satoru Kitaoka, while Hiroyuki Takaya defeated Takeshi Inoue in his DREAM featherweight championship fight.

The Official Results:

Fedor Emelianenko def. Satoshi Ishii via KO (punch) – Round 1, 2:29
Champ Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka via unanimous decision
Champ Hiroyuki Takaya def. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue via unanimous decision
Bibiano Fernandes def. Antonio Banuelos via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:21
Megumi Fujii def. Karla Benitez via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:15
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Kazuyuki Miyata via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:54
Ryo Chonan def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai via unanimous decision
Bibiano Fernandes def. Rodolfo Marques Diniz via unanimous decision
Antonio Banuelos def. Masakazu Imanari via split decision
Yusup Saadulaev def. Hideo Tokoro via KO (slam) – Round 1, 0:42

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