Joachim Hansen vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida and Caol Uno vs. Akiyo Nishiura at DREAM 17

Two featherweight contest’s have been confirmed today for the upcoming DREAM 17: Fight for Japan card in Saitama, Japan with former DREAM lightweight champion, Joachim Hansen taking on former PRIDE star, Mitsuhiro Ishida in a featherweight bout and former UFC and PRIDE fighter, Caol Uno will face Akiyo ‘Wicky’ Nishiura. The promotion made the announcement earlier today at a press conference held in Tokyo. The event will also serve as a fund raiser for the victims of the recent earthquake/tsunami in the area.

Hansen rebounded from a three-fight losing streak defeating Hideo Tokoro at DREAM 16 with a Triangle Choke in the first round. Returning to Scandinavia, Hansen fought Sami Aziz at Superior Challenge 6 October 29th, defeating Aziz 3:47 in the second round also by submission. Ishida rebounded form his last professinal loss to Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez by defeating Daiki Hata at DREAM 15 and Akiyo Nishiura at DREAM 16.

Uno enters this bout on a four-fight losing streak during his return to the UFC, where Nishiura has lost four of his last six. Both men are in desperate need of a win with just three victories between them in their last thirteen bouts.

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