Featherweights: It's not just for the WEC anymore. K-1 veteran Hideo Tokoro (19-13-1) will face Strikeforce competitor Darren Uyenoyama (4-1) on the DREAM 4 card on June 15th at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan according to the DREAM website.
Tokoro last competed at K-1 Premium Dynamite in 2007 where he was submitted via armlock by Kiyoshi Tamura. Tokoro has been mixing it up since 2001 and aside from being a K-1 mainstay, he's also a regular competitor on Tokyo's cable-aired ZST promotion.
Uyenoyama is fresh off a guillotine submission win over Anthony Figueroa at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le last March. Uyenoyama is 2-0 with Strikeforce and no stranger to the featherweight class after his days in DEEP and CCFC.
DREAM 4 is headlined by a special grappling match between former UFC and PRIDE competitor Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (23-6-2), who will be testing his grappling chops against submission guru Ralek Gracie (1-0).
Here is current fight card for DREAM 4:
Middleweight GP 2nd Round Fights:
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Melvin Manhoef
Yoon Dong Sik vs. Gegard Mousasi
Ronaldo Jacare vs. Jason Miller
Kin Taiei vs. Zelg Galesic
Lightweight GP 2nd Round Fight:
Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata
Mirko CroCop vs. Ralek Gracie
Hideo Tokoro vs. Darren Uyenoyama
DREAM 4 will also feature the quarterfinals of the 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix tournament, as well as the showdown between Shinya Aoki and Katsuhiko Nagata to determine the fourth and final man to advance to the lightweight grand prix semifinals.