DREAM Fight for Japan Fight Card: Hansen vs. Ishida, Uno vs. 'Wicky' Announced

DREAM's upcoming "Fight for Japan" show will be host to their Bantamweight Grand Prix. Today, two more featherweight fights were announced for the card. Former Bloody Elbow writer, Chris Nelson brings us the updates for this May 29th card:

Dream’s "Fight for Japan" has a new pair of featherweight additions, as bouts pitting Joachim Hansen against Mitsuhiro Ishida and Caol Uno against "Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura have been confirmed for the May 29 bill.

The matchups, which will play out at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, were announced by event producer Keiichi Sasahara during a Monday press conference at Deep Official Gym Impact in Tokyo.

Sasahara also revealed that current Dream featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya -- who was upset by Robert Peralta on the April 9 Strikeforce undercard -- will likely return to defend his belt at an as-yet-unannounced summer event. While streaking power-wrestler Kazuyuki Miyata was mentioned as a top contender, Sasahara noted that the outcomes of the just-announced bouts could also determine the first challenger to the "Streetfight Bancho."

Here is how the card is shaping up so far:

- Joachim Hansen vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
- Caol Uno vs. 'Wicky' Akiyo Nishiura
- Shinya Aoki vs. TBA

Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals:

- Masakazu Imanari vs. Keisuke Fujiwara
- Hideo Tokoro vs. Yoshiro Maeda
- Kenji Osawa vs. Takafumi Otsuka
- Darren Uyenoyama vs. Atsushi Yamamoto

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker