Aoki and Sakurai in Dream Welterweight Grand Prix

Written by Tom Ngo
February 12th, 2009


Fighter Entertainment Group (FEG), the parent company of the popular Japanese MMA organization Dream, announced that WAMMA lightweight champion Shinya Aoki and Hayato “Mach” Sakurai have both agreed to compete in the promotion’s Welterweight Grand Prix Tournament on April 5th at Dream.8.

Aoki, the world’s top ranked lightweight, is coming off of an impressive New Year’s Eve submission victory over Eddie Alvarez at “K-1 DYNAMITE!! 2008.”

Aoki has experienced some success in these Grand Prix Tournaments, as he lost in the lightweight finals last year to
Joachim Hansen.

Sakurai is also coming off of a New Year’s Eve victory when he defeated Katsuyori Shibata via TKO in the 1stRound.

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