DREAM Announces Bantamweight GP Opening Round Bouts
By FCF Staff
DREAM has announced the opening round line-up for the promotion’s upcoming bantamweight world grand-prix, which will feature several veterans from Japan and abroad. The card will take place September 24th at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Opening round match-ups for the bantamweight tourney include Bibiano Fernandes (8-3) (pictured) vs. Takafumi Otuska (12-8-1), Hideo Tokoro (30-23-1) vs. Antonio Banuelos (18-7), Rodolfo Marques (12-1) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (8-0-1) and Abel Cullum (18-5) vs. Masakazu Imanari (23-9-2).
Some of the other bouts that are scheduled for DREAM 17 include Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Joachim Hansen, Shinya Aoki vs. Rob McCullough, Satoru Kitaoka vs. Willamy Freire and Caol Uno vs. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue.
As of yet, no plans for a North American broadcast have been confirmed.