The DREAM Lightweight Championship has a weight limit of 70 kg (154 lbs.).

The belt was first awarded to Joachim Hansen at DREAM 5 Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final after defeating Shinya Aoki by first-round technical knockout. Hansen defeated Kultar Gill in a reserve bout earlier that evening after he had been defeated by Eddie Alvarez in the quarterfinals. Alvarez was injured in his semifinal victory over Tatsuya Kawajiri

Aoki took his revenge 15 months later when he took the belt off of Hansen via armbar submission with four seconds to go in the bout.

==DREAM Featherweight Title History==

ChampionDefeated for TitleEventDefensesNotes
”’Shinya Aoki”’Joachim HansenDREAM 11 Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Final Round (October 6, 2009)

*Satoru Kitaoka at [[Dream Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011]] (December 31, 2011)

*Tatsuya Kawajiri at [[DREAM.15]] (July 10, 2010)

”’Joachim Hansen”’Shinya AokiDREAM 5 Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final (July 21, 2008)Hansen was first-ever DREAM Lightweight Champion