While there hasn’t been much fanfare surrounding this weekend’s Dream.15 event, the Saitama Super Arena in Japan will be showcasing some of the best mixed martial artists on the planet.
A lightweight championship bout between controversial title holder Shinya Aoki and Tatsuya Kawajiri will headline the affair. In addition, Dream will be kicking off the 1stRound of their exclusive four-man light heavyweight grand prix tourney.
Former Strikeforce champ Gegard Mousasi is the favorite to run the table and become the company’s first 205-pound king.
The card takes place on Saturday, July 10th in Japan, and HDNet will be airing the extravaganza live in North America at 3AM ET/Midnight PT.
Here are the fighters expected to participate in the event:
Light Heavyweight Grand Prix (Four-Man Tournament):
Melvin Manhoef vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
Gegard Mousasi vs. Jake O’Brien
Ricco Rodriguez vs TBD
Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Young Sam Jung
Karl Amoussou vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Shina Aoki (Dream Lightweight Champion)