Dream 11: Kid Yamamoto And Tatsuya Kawajiri Added


DREAM.11 gets a even bigger with the addition of Nofifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Tatsuya Kawajiri to the Oct. 6 fightcard set for the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan. No opponents for the two fighters have been announced on the promotions website.

DREAM.11 features the semi-finals of the DREAM featherweight grand prix as well as the “Super Hulk” Open weight grand prix.

Rumored DREAM.11 Fightcard

Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki [lt]
Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza [mt]
Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. TBA
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. TBA
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. TBA
Bibiano Fernanders vs. Joe Warren
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro
Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Daiki Hatais
Hong Man Choi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa

DREAM 9: JZ Cavalcante vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

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According to Sherdog, American Top Team fighter JZ Cavalcante will take on MMA veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri at Dream 9 on May 26 in Saitama, Japan.

JZ (14-2-1) was last defeated by decision to submission master Shinya Aoki at the DREAM 2, after their first fight was ruled a no contest due to illegal elbow strikes by JZ.

Kawajiri (23-5-2) was defeated by Eddie Alvarez in the finals of the DREAM 2008 lightweight grand prix. Since then he defeated Ross Ebanez at the 2009 DREAM featherweight grand prix opening round earlier this month.

DREAM 5 Lightweight Semi-Finals Card Update

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The semi-finals of the DREAM 5 lightweight grand prix are finally here. Eddie Alverez will look to make a name for himself in Japan by defeating one of the top lightweights in the world, in Kawajiri. Submission freak Shinya Aoki will look to keep the ball rolling after two impressive wins over JZ Cavalcante and Katsuhiko Nagata, as he takes on MMA veteran Caol Uno.

DREAM 5 takes place July 21 from the Osaka Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan.

Lightweight Semi-Finals

Eddie Alvarez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Shinya Aoki vs. Caol Uno

Tournament Reserve Fight

Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen vs. Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill

Non-Tournament Fights

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Joseph Benavidez
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Motoki Miyazawa vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka


Mark Hunt