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More Bouts Added to “Dream: New Year! 2011” Event

Written by Tom Ngo
November 18th, 2011
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UFC Dream Antonio Banuelos

A day after officially announcing “Dream: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year! 2011” would take place inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the promotion added three bouts to the December 31st show.

On Friday, the pairings for Dream’s bantamweight tournament were released. Antonio Banuelos (Pictured) faces Masakazu Imanari on one side of the brackets, while Bibiano Fernades will battle Rodolfo Marquez Diniz.

The winners will then square off in the finals on the same night.

A welterweight scrap between Hayato Sakurai and Ryo Chonan was also confirmed for the show.

HDNet will broadcast the extravaganza in the United States, but no word if the airing will be available live or via tape-delay.

Here are the athletes scheduled to perform this New Year’s Eve:

Dream Bantamweight Tournament:

Bibiano Fernades vs. Rodolfo Marquez Diniz

Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari

Individual Bouts:

Hayato Sakurai vs. Ryo Chonan

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata

Takeshi Inoue vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (Dream Featherweight Champion)

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