(24-5-2) vs. Melchor "Barracuda" Manibusan
(2-3) added to DREAM.11
At today's press conference announcing the bout, Kawajiri said that he will take the role of leading man in MMA this year, with everyone else as the supporting cast. DREAM EP Sasahara confirmed that "Crusher" will likely challenge the winner of Shinya Aoki-Joachim Hansen on New Year's Eve with a win here.
Manibusan hails from Guam and is an accomplished amateur wrestler and submission grappler. He's the leader of the Spike22 camp, which is home to Jesse Taitano
, among others. The October 6th fight will mark his first MMA action since 2006.