Tatsuya Kawajiri Now Faces Drew Fickett at “Dream.17,” Fight Card Updated

Written by Tom Ngo
July 6th, 2011

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:

Bantamweight Tournament:

Atsushi Yamamoto vs. Kenji Osawa (Third Place)

Masakazu Imanari vs. Hideo Tokoro (Finals)

Individual Bouts:

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

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