Great news for mixed martial arts fans: Shinya Aoki
has been added to next week's Dream.6 card.
The official Dream.6 web site
has been updated to reflect a fight between Aoki, the submission specialist, and American Todd Moore, who recently left World Extreme Cagefighting. Aoki is an exciting fighter with a unique style, and adding him to the card makes Dream.6 -- in my opinion, anyway -- a must-see event.
Moore entered the WEC with a 9-0 record, but he lost both of his fights in WEC and is now 9-2, and he's a big underdog to Aoki, who is widely considered one of the Top 10 lightweights in the world and is No. 17 on my list of the Top 25 pound-for-pound fighters in MMA
The full Dream.6 card, which includes the semfinals and finals of the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix and a couple of good heavyweight fights, is after the jump.
Middleweight Grand Prix: Ronaldo de Souza vs. Zelg Galesic
Middleweight Grand Prix: Gegard Mousasi vs. Melvin Manhoef
Middleweight GP Championship bout: Gegard Mousasi/Melvin Manhoef vs. Ronaldo de Souza/Zelg Galesic
Middleweight Grand Prix reserve bout: Yoon Dong-sik vs. Andrews Nakahara
Featherweights: Hideo Tokoro vs. Atsushi Yamamoto
Heavyweights: Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Alistair Overeem
Heavyweights: Sergei Kharitonov vs. Siala-Mou "Mighty Mo" Siligia
Middleweights: Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Masakatsu Funaki
Welterweights: Hayato Sakurai vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Lightweights: Keita Nakamura vs. Adriano Martins
Middleweights: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Masanori Tonooka
Lightweights: Shinya Aoki vs. Todd Moore
The full Dream.6 card will be broadcast in the wee hours of Tuesday, September 23 on HDNet in the United States.