On Wednesday, Dream announced Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire suffered a hand injury that will force him out of his July 16th scrap against Tatsuya Kawajiri. The MMA show must go on, as veteran Drew Fickett will step in on just 11 days notice to fight the Japanese star.
In addition, a 205-pound affair between Dream Light Heavyweight Grand Prix finalist Tatsuya Mizuno and MFC and Shark Fights champ Trevor Prangley was also added to “Dream.17.”
The event takes place inside the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.
No live broadcast plans for North America have been made. If the event makes it to the small screen, HDNet will play host.
Here is the card’s revised roster:
Atsushi Yamamoto vs. Kenji Osawa (Third Place)
Masakazu Imanari vs. Hideo Tokoro (Finals)
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Bruno Carvalho
Todd Duffee vs. Nick Gaston
Tatsuya Mizuno vs. Trevor Prangley
Drew Fickett vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Hayato Sakurai vs. Marius Zaromskis (Dream Welterweight Champion)*
Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (Dream Featherweight Champion)
Hiroshi Izumi vs. Gegard Mousasi (Dream Light Heavyweight Champion)
* – Non-title fight