Fresh off his Dream.10 win, Shinya Aoki will get first crack at Dream lightweight champion Joachim Hansen’s title. With each holding an impressive win over the other, Dream.11 just got very interesting.
This should come as no surprise as Aoki pretty much announced the fight following his unexpected stand-up battle against Vitor Ribeiro last month.
“In October, I’ll have a title fight and…I will have my revenge,” stated the crafty grappler.
Hansen captured the lightweight crown when he slapped the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wizard silly in their most recent tussle at Dream.5 last July. However, Aoki had the upper hand going into that scrap having caught Hansen in a wicked gogoplata at “Pride: Shockwave 2006.”
Hansen was set to pop the cherry on his belt against Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante last December, however was forced to pull out at the 11th hour after he was hospitalized for concussions.
Word on the street is that he’s good to go now and has been training with his team in Norway.
Dream.11 takes place on October 6th and will also host the final rounds for their Featherweight Grand Prix, as well as the 2ndRound of their Super Hulk Tournament.
Here is the most current list of fighters slated to compete inside the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan:
Jason Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Open Dream Middleweight Title)
Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen (Dream Lightweight Champion)
Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinals and Finals:
Bibiano Fernanders vs. Joe Warren
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro
Semifinals of Super Hulk Tournament:
Hong Man Choi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa
Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou