Gerald Harris (18-4) was controversially cut from the UFC after a frustrating decision loss to Maiquel Falcao - a bout in which both fighters were criticized for a lack of activity. The loss was his first under the Zuffa banner, having previously scored three consecutive knockouts including two "knockout of the night" bonuses. Following his release from the UFC, Harris dropped a decision to James Head and most recently picked up a decision victory over Anthony Ruiz.
Kazuhiro Nakamura (15-10), who currently runs the renowned Yoshida Dojo, last entered the ring in July, 2010 where he took a comfortable unanimous decision over Strikeforce veteran striker Karl "Psycho" Amoussou.
DREAM.17 - September 24, 2011 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
Shinya Aoki vs. "Razor" Rob McCullough
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire
Caol Uno vs. "Lion" Takeshi Inoue
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Joachim Hansen
Gerald Harris vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura
Bantamweight World GP Opening Round
Hideo Tokoro vs. Antonio Banuelos
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Takafumi Otsuka
Masakazu Imanari vs. Abel Cullum
Yusup Saadulaev vs. Rodolfo Marques Diniz