DEEP 62 will be one of the most stacked fight cards in the recent history of the Japanese promotion with three title fights and the return of Akihiro Gono, who officially retired from MMA after losing to Bellator's Michael Chandler last May.
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There was some doubt whether Shinya Aoki would attempt to stand and bang with former WEC lightweight champion Rob McCullough in the lead-up to their DREAM 17 main event showdown on Saturday night at Saitama Super Arena.
Join us here at BloodyElbow.com on Saturday, September 24 at 3 AM ET for live results and commentary of DREAM 17: World Bantamweight Grand Prix, airing LIVE on HDNet from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
DREAM 17 will air LIVE on HDNet at 3 AM ET on Saturday, September 24 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will feature the quarterfinal round of the World Bantamweight Grand Prix along with seven non-tournament bouts.
The weigh-ins for the DREAM 17 even taking place at Saitama Super Arena on Saturday morning went off mostly without a hitch last night in Japan. The lone dissenter was King of the Cage veteran Abel Cullum, who weighed in four pounds over the 134 lb. limit.