Hayato Sakurai. Photo courtesy of Fighting and Entertainment Group.
Fighting and Entertainment Group today announced the semifinals matchups for their inaugural welterweight grand prix tournament, which will continue at DREAM.10 on July 20 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
Fresh off of his stunning first-round TKO of Shinya Aoki at DREAM.8 in April, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai will now face Lithuanian prospect and Cage Rage product Marius Zaromskis, who won an unanimous decision over Seichi Ikemoto in his opening-round bout.
In addition, Affliction veteran Jason High will meet grappling expert Andre Galvao. Both fighters scored first-round submissions in their tourney openers. High needed less than a minute to submit Yuya Shirai while Galvao tapped UFC and WEC welterweight title challenger John Alessio in just his third professional bout.