The Fighting and Entertainment Group has revealed the fight card for the upcoming DREAM 16, which is slated to take place on September 25 at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan, during the last few days.
Fresh off his first-round submission victory in his first title defense against Tatsuya Kawajiri, DREAM lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki, takes on the UFC and PRIDE veteran, Marcus Aurelio, in a non-title affair. Former top flight lightweight, Joachim Hansen, looks to put his three-fight skid to a halt and earn his first victory as a featherweight against the perennial fan favorite, Hideo Tokoro.
DREAM 16 marks the promotional debut of the two-time lightweight (143 lbs) champion and the long-time mainstay of Shooto, "Lion" Takeshi Inoue. "Lion" has promised to "alter the Featherweight's divisional landscape" with a victory over the former Olympic freestyle wrestler, Kazuyuki Miyata.
Elsewhere, the clash of two premier entertainers in MMA pits the Japanese MMA demigod, Kazushi Sakuraba, against Jason "Mayhem" Miller. Also, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, looks to become the first two-division champ in DREAM when he takes on Tatsuya Mizuno in the finale of the promotion's light heavyweight finale.
At the time of this writing, the line-up stands as follows:
Middleweight: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller
Lightweight: Shinya Aoki vs. Marcus Aurelio
Featherweight: Hideo Tokoro vs. Joachim Hansen
Featherweight: "Lion" Takeshi Inoue vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Light heavyweight (2010 DREAM Light heavyweight GP finale): Gegard Mousasi vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information on this still-developing fight card.