DREAM 17 “Fight for Japan” Bantamweight Grand Prix Bracket Announced

DREAM have today announced during a press conference in Tokyo, the first and second round brackets for their bantamweight grand-prix set to go down at DREAM 17 “Fight for Japan” which will air live Sunday, May 29th, 2011 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Bantamweight Grand Prix Opening Round:
135 lbs.: Yoshiro Maeda (28-9-2) vs. Hideo Tokoro (27-23-1)
135 lbs.: Darren Uyenoyama (6-3) vs. Atsushi Yamamoto (14-6-1)
135 lbs.: Kenji Osawa (16-9-2) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (11-7-1)
135 lbs.: Keisuke Fujiwara (11-2-4) vs. Masakazu Imanari (21-8-2)

Bantamweight Grand Prix Second Round:
135 lbs.: Winner of Maeda/Tokoro vs. winner of Uyenoyama/Yamamoto
135 lbs.: Winner of Osawa/Otsuka vs. winner of Fujiwara/Imanari

DREAM “Fight for Japan” is also expected to feature non-tournament bouts that may include top names like Shinya Aoki, Mitsuhiro Ishida, and Joachim Hansen.

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