Shinya Aoki vs. Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire at DREAM 17 in Saitama, Japan

DREAM lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki will make his return to the ring for the first time this year, when he faces the very talented Brazilian, Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire at DREAM 17: Fight for Japan in Saitama, Japan on May 29th, 2011.

Aoki will look to help fans forget about his disgraceful brutal knock out loss to Yuichiro Nagashima at Dynamite!! 2010. He has since competed but in the Strikeforce cage not the DREAM ring, defeating Lyle Beerbohm via first round rear-naked choke earlier this month.

Former one-time UFC fighter, Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire was defeated by Waylon Lowe in his octagon debut, which gives him his only loss in his last twelve fights. He holds a very notable win over current Bellator stand-out, Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.

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