Michihiro Omigawa Meets Tatsuya Kawajiri at ‘DREAM.18: Special NYE 2012’

Written by Tom Ngo
December 13th, 2012

UFC Michihiro Omigawa

Michihiro Omigawa (Pictured) has been quietly released by the UFC. How do we know this? Because the featherweight is fighting Tatsuya Kawajiri at “DREAM.18: Special NYE 2012″ on New Year’s Eve.

Omigawa’s departure from the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion doesn’t come as a complete surprise. The 36-year-old lost four of his past five bouts inside the Octagon, including his last two scraps.

He most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Manny Gamburyan in August.

Kawajiri, on the other hand, has rattled off four straight wins since getting cut from Strikeforce.

DREAM’s rise from the ashes will be a co-promotion with Glory. The hybrid card features kickboxing and MMA bouts.

Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan serves as host.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Heavyweight Grand Slam Kickboxing Championship

MMA Bouts:

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Michihiro Omigawa

Will Brooks vs. Satoru Kitaoka

Phil Baroni vs. Hayato Sakurai

Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (DREAM Featherweight champion)

Denis Kang vs. Melvin Manhoef

Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda

Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee

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