DREAM.15: Nick Diaz vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai in non-title fight

Strikeforce officials have cleared the booking and Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz (21-7 MMA, 1-0 DREAM) is set to face Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (35-10-2 MMA, 3-1 DREAM) in a non-title fight at DREAM. 15.

Graciefighter.com, the online home of trainer Cesar Gracie, confirmed the fight.

DREAM.15 takes place May 30th at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event as usual will on HDNet in North America.

Diaz is riding high on a 6 fight winning streak, fighting in different weights, against top contenders. Most recently Diaz defeated the 2009 DREAM welterweight grand prix champion Marius Zaromskis at “Strikeforce: Miami” winning the Strikeforce welterweight title.

Sakurai, not so much, he lossed 2 of his last fights, one a submission loss to Akihiro Gono at “Dynamite!! 2009” and a devastating head kick loss to Marius Zaromskis in the 2009 DREAM welterweight grand-prix semifinals.

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