GP Match-Ups Announced! Kharitonov Returns
Additional fights for the DREAM.8 card were announced in a press conference today. In the non-GP Sergey Kharitonov returns to take on Jeff Monson in a Heavyweight fight, The rumored Murilo Ninja will take on Korean Yoon Dong Sik, and Shungo Oyama will replace Zelg Galesic to take on Kyokushin fighter Andrews Nakahara.
In the Welterweight GP Yuya Shirai will face Jason High, Marius Zaromskis will take on Seichi Ikemoto, and BJJ black belt Andre Galvao will make his DREAM debut against John Alessio.
Update: An additional fight might be added which would then include a known foreign fighter.
OLYMPIA DREAM.8 Welterweight GP 2009 1st Round
Date: April 5th, 2009
Place: Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan
Welterweight GP Fight:
Shinya Aoki vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai
Andre Galvao vs. John Alessio
Yuya Shirai vs. Jason High
Marius Zaromskis vs. Seichi Ikemoto
Featherweight GP Fight:
Hideo Tokoro vs. DJ.taiki
88 kg/194 lbs Fight:
Minowaman vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Andrews Nakahara vs. Shungo Oyama
Murilo Ninja vs. Yoon Dong Sik
Sergey Kharitonov vs. Jeff Monson