Everyone on the Bellator 66 card made weight tonight. Here are the official numbers: Main Card: Eddie Alvarez (154.5) vs. Shinya Aoki (154.5) Brian Rogers (185) vs. Andreas Spang (185) Maiquel Falcao (185) vs. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (185.5) Rick Hawn (155) vs. Lloyd Woodard (154.5) Thiago Michel (154.5) vs. Brent Weedman (155) Preliminary Card Jessica Eye (130) vs. Anita Rodriguez (130.5) John Hawk (203.5) vs. Marcus Vanttinen (205) Dan Spohn (204) vs. Attila Vegh (200) Frank Carabello (145) vs. Donny Walker (144) Joe Heiland (155) vs. Julian Lane (155)
Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima at the Dynamite!! press conference where his mixed rules bout with Shinya Aoki was announced. Gif via CampizoneMMA
Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima is confirmed at Dynamite 2010. This bout will be held in Dream/K-1 mixed rule.
Boxing bad boy Daiki Kameda (above) will defend his WBA flyweight title against countryman Takefumi Sakata in Tokyo on September 25th, the same day Dream 16 is scheduled to take place in Nagoya, Japan. Dream parent company FEG has yet to announce broadcast plans for the card, but the two events will likely be packaged together as a prime-time double-header on the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki, Kazushi Sakuraba, and several other "big names" have been mentioned by FEG as likely participants. Photo by Andrew McGovern.
FEG has officially announced DREAM 16 for September 25th at the 10,000-seat Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. No official participants have been named, but fighters shown on the DreamOfficial.com graphic (above) are Ikuhisa Minowa, Tatsuya Mizuno, Hideo Tokoro, Shinya Aoki, "Kid" Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuraba, Caol Uno, Gegard Mousasi and Hiroyuki Takaya. Mousasi and Mizuno are expected to face off in the finals of Dream's light-heavyweight mini-GP, while Uno will be making his first appearance in the promotion's newly-settled 143-pound division.