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'Money' talks: Jesse Taylor announces DREAM 10 bout opposite Dong Sik Yoon

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 cast member Jesse "JT Money" Taylor (11-3) has recently announced that his next bout will be against Korean Judoka Dong Sik-Yoon (4-6) at DREAM 10 on July 20, from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, according to his official Web site.

Taylor had his fair share of infamy throughout the seventh season of TUF, but it may be the feat he managed to establish towards the end of the show that he’s best known for: Being the first person ever to reach the finale but to get kicked off before competing.

That incident stemmed from Taylor’s drunken debauchery in a Las Vegas Casino which rubbed UFC president Dana White the wrong way and lead to him giving the boot to the TUF 7 Finalist.

He did get a second chance with the organization at UFC Fight Night: "Silva vs. Irvin" in July 2008, though ended up losing to fellow TUF 7 castmate CB Dolloway via slick Peruvian necktie which would also lead to Taylors second exile from the UFC.

Since than he has been toiling on the small circuits of North America, where he has managed to rack up five wins in the last year which apparently has earned him a call up to go fight on the big stage in Japan for DREAM.

Also announced for DREAM 10 today was a welterweight grand prix reserve bout featuring Seichi Ikemoto (18-15-5) doing battle with Tarec Saffiedine (6-0).

The semifinals and finals of the promotions welterweight tournament, which was created in a bid to crown a 168 lbs champion are of course set to go down the same night.

Japanese mainstay Hayato Sakurai (35-8-2) takes on unorthodox Marius Zaromskis (9-2) and on the other side of the brackets will be jiu-jitsu ace Andre Galvao (3-0) facing off against the explosive Jason High (7-1).

Also in non-tournament action will be WAMMA lightweight champion Shinya Aoki colliding with fellow jiu-jitsu phenom Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro in what should turn out to be quite a grappling demonstration.

Here is the current line-up for DREAM 10:

Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinals:
Andre Galvao (3-0) vs. Jason High (7-1)
Hayato Sakurai (35-8-2) vs. Marius Zaromskis (9-2)

Welterweight Grand Prix Final:
Andre Galvao (3-0) or Jason High (7-1) vs. Hayato Sakurai (35-8-2) or Marius Zaromskis (9-2)

Welterweight Grand Prix reserve bout:
Seichi Ikemoto (18-15-5) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (6-0).

Non-tournament bout:
Shinya Aoki (20-4) vs. Vitor Ribeiro (20-2)
Andre Amade (6-3) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (11-1)
Paulo Filho (16-1) vs. Melvin Manhoef (23-5-1)
Jesse Taylor (11-3) vs. Dong Sik-Yoon (4-6)

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