Former WEC featherweight champion Chase Beebe will sign a three-fight contract with the popular Japanese MMA organization Dream. Beebe will move up a weight class to fight in Dream’s upcoming featherweight tournament in March.
Beebe confirmed with MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday afternoon that he will keep his bantamweight fight scheduled with Mike Easton at Ultimate Warrior Challenge on February 21st before he takes his talents overseas.
“I’m really excited for the experience, man,” Beebe told MMAWeekly.com. “Getting to go out there and fight for a different culture. I went out there with my buddy Clay French, and it was pretty cool, seeing how it all goes down. Just dead silent … how much respect the fans have for the sport. I think it would be cool to be part of that.
“Obviously, I love fighting in my own country, and the WEC, it’s my home. I’m going to try to make a name for myself out there and come back to WEC, see if I can’t get my belt back.”
Beebe initially intended to sign a contract with Dream late last year, however he couldn’t refuse a fight with top WEC bantamweight contender Jeff Curran at WEC 37. Unfortunately, Curran was forced to pull out at the last minute due to a hand injury.