Sep 24, 2011 10:00 PM EDT Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
DREAM 17: World Bantamweight GP will take Sept. 24, 2011 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The event will host the first bouts of the promotion's bantamweight world grand prix. This will also be the first DREAM event utilizing a three, five-minute round format rather than its traditional 10-minute opening round followed by a second, five-minute round.
DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki is slated to face former WEC titleholder "Razor" Rob McCullough in a non-title bout while former Sengoku champion Satoru Kitaoka meets UFC veteran Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire.
After dropping to a 2-2 record in his past four fights, Tatsuya Kawajiri will drop to 145lbs to face fellow former lightweight Joachim 'Hellboy' Hansen.