DREAM Announces Three Bouts for Grand Prix

Photo courtesy of Fight Entertainment Group.

Fight Entertainment Group has announced three bouts for the upcoming inaugural event of the newly-formed DREAM promotion, which will take place on March 15th at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

The event will be highlighted by the first round of a lightweight grand prix, which is highlighted by a previously annnounced, long-awaited showdown between Shinya Aoki and Gesias Calvancante, who were booked to face each other at Yarennoka!. The bout was scrapped after Calvancante re-injured his recently surgically repaired knee during training.

The opening round of the tournament will pit Tatsuya Kawajiri against Kultar Gill, Joachim Hansen against Kotetsu Boku and Luis Firminho against Kazuyuki Miyata in separate bouts. There are a total of seven opening-round fights scheduled to take place in all. The remaining fights will be announcing in the coming days.

Other fights currently being advertised as participating in the tournament include Andre Dida, Caol Uno, Bukyung Jung, Artur Umakhanov, Gilbert Melendez, and Mitsuhiro Ishida.

The promotion, which will also be run by officials involved with Yarennoka! and promoted by the Tokyo Broadcasting System, will now serve as the official successor for the PRIDE and K-1 Hero’s brands. K-1 announced plans for the discontinuation of Hero’s events late last month.


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