With just over a week remaining until the curtain is drawn on “Dream.17: Grand Prix Final,” the Japanese promotion has finally decided to release the card’s official event poster.
Although it took Dream’s graphics department a while to launch the billboard, it was well worth the wait. The MMA ads from Japan always seem to have that extra little something that the stateside posters don’t seem to offer.
The July 16th event features a light heavyweight title fight between champion Gegard Mousasi and Hiroshi Izumi. Kazuyuki Miyata challenges featherweight title holder Hiroyuki Takaya for his belt in the night’s other championship affair.
Hayato Sakurai will also rematch welterweight champ Marius Zaromskis in the show, but ”The Whitemare’s” crown will not be on the line.
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 star-studded 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