Kazushi Sakuraba A Last Minute Addition To Dream.11

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 5th, 2009

Dream’s parent company, FEG, announced over the weekend that Japanese superstar Kazushi Sakuraba will be competing at Dream.11 on October 6th. Sakuraba will be taking on professional boxer Rubin Williams.

Although currently riding a two-fight skid, Sakuraba’s addition to Dream.11 will undoubtedly help bolster the events fight card which already features a title bout between Joachim Hansen and Shinya Aoki as its main event.

Williams has never fought in mixed martial arts, but does own a 29-8-1 record in professional boxing. He is best known for his loss to former IBF super middleweight champion, Jeff Lacy.

Here’s how Dream.11’s card looks with the last minute addition:

Individual Bouts:

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Rubin Williams
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Melchor Manibusan
Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen (Dream Lightweight Champion)

Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinals and Finals:

Bibiano Fernanders vs. Joe Warren
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro
Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Daiki Hata*

Semifinals of Super Hulk Tournament:

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Bob Sapp
Hong Man Choi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa

*Reserve bout

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