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The next round of DREAM's middleweight tournament is just under two weeks away, and Japan MMA is reporting that two new matches have been added to the event, including former PRIDE fighter and current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.
DREAM have added 2 more fights to their event June 15. Added to the card is Dutch fighter Alistair Overeem, it will be good to see him back in Japan.
Also added it the very exciting Alavutdin Gaddzhiyev, who as been outstanding in his Pancrase fights, he has 7 wins in a row and most finished within the first minute of the fight. He is facing BTT's Alexandre Cacareco who is on a 5 fight winning streak. This will be a Lightheavyweight fight and I think Cacareco is slightly heavier than Alavutdin.
Overeem will face Tae Hyun Lee , whose 1-1-0 record makes him a curious opponent for the veteran of 37 fights. Still, this is standard operating procedure for Japanese MMA organizations, which tend to emphasize the entertainment value of their events more so than the competitive aspects. On an event featuring several of the top middleweights in the world against each other, a matchups like Overeem v. Lee and the previously announced grappling affair between Mirko Cro Cop and Ralek Gracie become more palatable to the hardcore audience.
Here is the updated DREAM 4 card:
Alistair Overeem 26-11-0 vs. 1-1-0 Tae Hyun Lee
Alavutdin Gadzhiyev 7-1-0 vs. 16-5-0 Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira
Grappling Fight: Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic vs. Ralek Gracie
Hideo Tokoro 19-13-1 vs. 4-1-0 Darren Uyenoyama
Kazushi Sakuraba 24-10-1 vs. 21-4-1 Melvin Manhoef
Gegard Mousasi 21-2-1 vs. 4-4-0 Dong Sik Yoon
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza 8-1-0 vs. 21-5-0 Jason "Mayhem" Miller
Zelg "Benkei" Galesic 8-3-0 vs. 3-2-0 Taiei Kin