Fickett Replaces Freire, Prangley vs. Mizuno Added to July 16th DREAM
By FCF Staff
Drew Fickett will look to get back on the winning track against one of the world’s top lightweights, as DREAM has announced that the UFC vet will replace the injured Willamy Freire against Tatsuya Kawajiri. (Pictured: Trevor Prangley (left) exchanging with Tim Kennedy)
The bout will be part of DREAM’s upcoming July 16th “Japan: GP Final” at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.
Fickett (41-14) recently had his five fight win streak ended at Maximum Fighting Championship 30 on June 10th, as the well travelled fighter was stopped by Brian Cobb in the first round.
Kawajiri (27-7-2) will also be looking to rebound from a first round, stoppage loss, as the Japanese veteran was overwhelmed by Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez on April 9th, after earning a decision win over Josh Thomson in December.
DREAM has also confirmed that UFC and Strikeforce veteran Trevor Prangley will meet light-heavyweight Tatsuya Mizuno on July 16th.
Prangley (23-7-1) is coming off a first round, submission loss to Roger Gracie in January, after working his way to a split decision victory over Keith Sharine at Shark Fights 13 in September.
Mizuno (8-7) is coming off back-to-back losses to Gegard Mousasi and more recently Sergei Kharitonov, who knocked out the Pancrase vet with a knee on New Year’s Eve.
Here is the line-up to date for DREAM’s upcoming “Japan: GP Final” event.
*Gegard Mousasi vs. Hiroshi Izumi
*Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Japan Bantamweight Grand-Prix Final
Masakazu Imanari vs. Hideo Tokoro
Japan Bantamweight Grand-Prix Third Place
Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Kenji Osawa
Marius Zaromskis vs. Hayato Sakurai
Todd Duffee vs. Nick Gaston
Tatsuya Mizuno vs. Trevor Prangley
Drew Fickett vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Bruno Carvalho vs. Eiji Mitsuoka