DREAM 10 Bouts Announced, Aoki Vs. Shaolin, Filho Vs. Manhoef

0

Props: Bloodyelbow:

During intermission at Tuesday's DREAM.9 event, DREAM.10 participants Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Katsunori Kikuno and Shinya Aoki addressed the Yokohama audience, and a promo video was played which officially announced a handful bouts for the July 20th show at Saitama Super Arena.

The video revealed that fan favorite Melvin Manhoef will return to DREAM against former WEC middleweight champ Paulo Filho, whose visage on the big screen elicited “oohs” from the crowd. Also, the previously scheduled lightweight title bout between Shinya Aoki and Joachim Hansen has apparently been scrapped; the Japanese submission ace will now take on Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro.

In the ring, “Mach” told fans that, as the only remaining Japanese fighter in the Welterweight Grand Prix, he'll do his best to bring the title to Japan. “Please come to support, July 20th at the Saitama Super Arena. The power of everyone becomes my power!” Sakurai will first face Marius Zaromskis, and, should he advance, the winner of Andre Galvao vs. Jason High.

Kikuno, meanwhile, confirmed that his DREAM debut will come against K-1 Hero's veteran Andre “Dida” Amade. The DEEP lightweight ace said that he has dreamt of this moment since he was a high school student. After his last few performances in DEEP, Kikuno certainly looks ready to test himself on the big stage.

Latest MMA News

Oscar De La Hoya: Boxing Won’t Recover From McGregor vs. Mayweather

Plenty of people are excited for the possibility that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could fight inside the boxing ring - Oscar De La...
Max Holloway

Max Holloway Wonders if Conor McGregor Will Return After Mayweather Fight

With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor possibly getting set to challenge Floyd Mayweather inside the boxing ring, interim featherweight champ Max Holloway wonders if...

Jose Aldo: Conor McGregor Turned Down a Rematch With Me

Jose Aldo doesn't think he'll ever get to avenge his 13-second loss to Conor McGregor. The pair met in the main event of UFC 194...
video

Why UFC Fight Night 109’s Main Event is Important to Alexander Gustafsson (Editorial)

Alexander Gustafsson faces a stiff test this coming Sunday afternoon, taking on Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Fight Night 109. And it...

Angela Magana Goes Off on Cyborg: “You F*cked up, Big Time”

After being punched in the face by Cris Cyborg this past weekend at the UFC's Fighter Retreat in Las Vegas, UFC strawweight Angela Magana...

Robbie Lawler: Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t Want to Fight Me

Robbie Lawler's tear as UFC welterweight champion may be over, but he's ready to get back into the Octagon and knock people out again. Lawler's...
video

Combate 15 Will Feature Rodrigo Vargas vs. Danny Ramirez From Mexico City

Combate Americas returns to Mexico City for Combate 15, as Rodrigo Vargas takes on Danny Ramirez in the main event. The card will go down...
video

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Will Air in Select Movie Theaters

Fans unable to get to Madison Square Garden for Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva can still experience the event in a different atmosphere as...
Ben Askren

Ben Askren on Agilan Thani: ‘I Don’t Think He’s at my Level’

Ben Askren doesn't believe Agilan Thani poses much of a threat to his ONE welterweight title. Askren defends his championship against Thani inside the Singapore Indoor...
Matt Brown

Matt Brown on Coaching: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I’ve Taken a Day Off’

When Matt Brown isn't competing, he's enjoying his time coaching other fighters. Brown has had quite the mixed martial arts (MMA) career. There was a...