LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Todd Duffee weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Mike Russow at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

DREAM Fight For Japan Card: Marius Zaromskis And Hayato Sakurai In Rematch

As part of the DREAM Fight For Japan fight card, Todd Duffee will take on Nick Gaston in July.

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DREAM Fight For Japan Card: Marius Zaromskis Vs. Hayato Sakurai Announced

A rematch is set in motion. Welterweights Marius Zaromskis and Hayato Sakurai are set to clash again at DREAM: Fight For Japan, the DREAM promotion announced. Bloody Elbow has the details:

Dream officials announced late last night that Dream welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis will be taking on Japanese legend Hayato "Mach" Sakurai at Dream: Japan GP Final on July 16th at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo. Strangely though, the title will not be on the line for the belt. This fight is a rematch of the 2009 Dream Welterweight Grand Prix semifinal, where Zaromskis won by head kick knockout.

The fight card for this event at the time of this writing is as follows:

The DREAM Fight For Japan: 2011 Bantamweight Japan Tournament Final card is as follows:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Hiroshi Izumi (for the DREAM Light Heavyweight title)
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (for the DREAM Featherweight title)
Masakazu Imanari vs. Hideo Tokoro (as part of the Bantamweight Japan Tourney Final)
Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Kenji Osawa (third place consolation fight for Bantamweight Japan Tourney Final)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Willamy Freire
Todd Duffee vs. Nick Gaston
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Bruno Carvalho
Marius Zaromskis vs. Hayato Sakurai

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DREAM Fight For Japan Card: Eiji Mitsuoka Vs. Bruno Carvalho Announced

According to officials with the DREAM Japanese-based promotion, former Sengoku Raiden Championship lightweight Eiji Mitsuoka has signed with DREAM and will debut with the promotion next month. He'll reportedly face Brazilian Bruno Carvalho. Both Mitsuoka and Carvalho will be making their DREAM debuts.

Mitsuoka enters this bout have most recently defeated Jung Gyeong Lee at DEEP 53 in April. Carvalho will be making his DREAM debut having most recently defeated Claudio Chatuba by TKO (strikes) in the first round at Watch Out Combat Show 12 in May.

Stay tuned to our DREAM Fight For Japan StoryStream for fight card updates, news and more.

The DREAM Fight For Japan: 2011 Bantamweight Japan Tournament Final card is as follows:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Hiroshi Izumi (for the DREAM Light Heavyweight title)
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (for the DREAM Featherweight title)
Masakazu Imanari vs. Hideo Tokoro (as part of the Bantamweight Japan Tourney Final)
Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Kenji Osawa (third place consolation fight for Bantamweight Japan Tourney Final)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Willamy Freire
Todd Duffee vs. Nick Gaston
Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Bruno Carvalho

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DREAM 17 Fight Card: Todd Duffee Vs. Nick Gaston On Tap

According to multiple reports, Japanese-based DREAM promotion has booked Todd Duffee to face King of the Cage (KOTC) Heavyweight Champion Nick Gaston as part of their DREAM 17 card. The event takes place on July 16 at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan. This is Duffee's second fight in DREAM and a first for Gaston.

Duffee most recently competed in DREAM against DREAM and Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem, losing in just 19 seconds after taking the fight on short notice in a December bout.

As of the time of this writing, DREAM's North American television carrier HDNet does not plan on televising this event.

The DREAM Fight For Japan: 2011 Bantamweight GP Final fight card is as follows:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Hiroshi Izumi (for the DREAM Light Heavyweight title)
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (for the DREAM Featherweight title)
Masakazu Imanari vs. Hideo Tokoro (as part of the Bantamweight Japan Tourney Final)
Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Kenji Osawa (third place consolation fight for Bantamweight Japan Tourney Final)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Willamy Freire
Todd Duffee vs. Nick Gaston

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