On Friday morning, it was announced former Dream lightweight champ Shinya Aoki (Pictured) will headline “DREAM: Special NYE 2012″ against Antonio McKee.
The December 31st show is a collaboration with GLORY, one of the world’s most popular kickboxing organizations. The event will feature MMA and kickboxing bouts.
Aoki has quietly won eight of his last nine scraps. While “Tobikan Judan” boasts an impressive 31-6-1 professional record, Aoki struggled when he took his talents to America.
McKee will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the contest. The 42-year-old has been around the world and back, with stints in the UFC, IFL, MFC and other organizations.
Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan hosts the December 31st card.
No broadcast announcements were made for the event.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Heavyweight Grand Slam Kickboxing Championship
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. TBD
Satoru Kitaoka vs. TBD
Hiroyuki Takaya (DREAM Featherweight champ) vs. TBD
Denis Kang vs. Melvin Manhoef
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda
Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee