Wednesday, 5 August 2009
This is hardly a surprise announcement, but now it is official. Joachim Hansen will defend his lightweight title against Shinya Aoki. I guess you could question wether Aoki should be the first to get the title shot, but Aoki has defeated Eddie Alvarez and Vitor Ribeiro since losing the final last year.
Joachim Hansen suffered an injury before his fight on New Years Eve last year, and this will be his first fight in over a year.
There are rumors that a middleweight titlefight featuring Paulo Filho is in the works too. A surprise considering it was expecting to be another re-match of "Jacare" and "Mayhem".
Lightweight Title Fight:
Joachim Hansen (champion) 19-7-1 vs. 21-4-0 Shinya Aoki (challenger)
DREAM Featherweight GP Semi-Finals:
Hideo Tokoro 22-16-1 vs. 11-6-1 Hiroyuki Takaya
Joe Warren 2-0-0 vs. 5-2-0 Bibiano Fernandes
Reserve: Kazuyuki Miyata 7-7-0 vs. 11-5-3 Daiki "DJ Taiki" Hata
Ikuhisa Minowa 42-30-8
Hong Choi Man 2-2-0
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 6-4-0
Gegard Mousasi 25-2-1