DREAM announces bantamweight grand-prix tournament on May 29th in Saitama, Japan

The Fighting and Entertainment Group have confirmed that Japanese based MMA promotion, DREAM will hold the first stages of the bantamweight world grand-prix tournament at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on May 29th, 2011.

The eight fighters expected to compete are Masakazu Imanari, Kenji Osawa, Takafumi Otsuka, Darren Uyenoyama, Keisuke Fujiwara, Hideo Tokoro, Yoshiro Maeda and Atsushi Yamamoto.

The draw for who gets who in the quarter-finals will take place next week via random lottery. A number of other fights are likely to be announced at the same time which could involve DREAM lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki, former champ, Joachim Hansen, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Caol Uno, Katsunori Kikuno and Akiyo Nishiura.

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