In stand-alone bouts apart from the previously announced quarter- and semi-finals of the Dream Bantamweight Grand Prix, Mitsuhiro Ishida will meet Joachim Hansen and Caol Uno will face Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura.
Ishida (20-6-1) won both his fights last year fighting for Dream, earning decisions over DJ.taiki and "Wicky" Nishiura. Hansen (21-10-1) has won his last two fights by submission against Hideo Tokoro (triangle choke) and Sami Aziz (armbar).
Uno (27-14-5), who had spent the past two years fighting for the UFC, returned to Japan on New Year's Eve and lost to Kazuyuki Miyata by decision. The two-time UFC title challenger has not won a fight since his submission win over Ishida at Dream.3 in May 2008. Nishiura (11-6-1) is coming off a split decision loss to Ishida.
Shinya Aoki and Katsunori Kikuno are expected to participate on the card.
Current Fight Card:
Bantamweight Grand Prix
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hideo Tokoro
Darren Uyenoyama vs. Atsushi Yamamoto
Kenji Osawa vs. Takafumi Otsuka
Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Masakazu Imanari
Winner of Uyenoyama-Yamamoto vs. Winner of Maeda-Tokoro
Winner of Imanari-Fujiwara vs. Winner of Osawa-Otsuka
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Joachim Hansen
Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura vs. Caol Uno