On July 21st, 12,000 MMA fans packed into Osaka Castle Hall for DREAM 5, the Lightweight MMA Grandprix Final for 2008. 15 Mixed Martial Arts contenders, including one of the favorite, Caol Uno (å®‡é‡Žè–°) (å®‡é‡Žè–«), battled their way to become the next Lightweight Champion.
But despite his effort, Caol Uno (å®‡é‡Žè–°) could not advance to final after a hallowing, 2 round struggle against Shinya Aoki (é’æœ¨çœŸä¹Ÿ) during the semi-final round. Still, fans and supporters commended Uno for his all out effort, that despite the lose, it was via: decisions by the judges rather than a submission or TKO.
In celebration of what transpired, UCS (Uno Caol Showten) is releasing a limited set of replica t-shirt worn by Team Caol Uno (å®‡é‡Žè–°). With graphics created by Japanese brush drawing and imprints supporters on Uno’s gym. The t-shirt highlights the behind the scene effort to put a fighter into the ring. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go into Caol Uno (å®‡é‡Žè–°)’s effort next season. Currently available at Cueve chapter of ZOZOTOWN.
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