Rua's fight was in jeopardy yesterday after his scheduled opponent Sik Yoon Dong pulled out due to injury. Stepping in to save the fight is the well-traveled Riki Fukuda, who agreed to the fight at a catchweight of 89 kg.
The main event will be WAMMA lightweight champion Shinya Aoki taking on veteran Hayato "Mach" Sakurai in one of four welterweight tournament bouts.
DREAM.8 will air on HDNet on Friday, April 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
WEIGH-IN RESULTS (IN KG):
- Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa (87) vs. Katsuyori Shibata (86.2)
- Andrews Nakahara (85) vs. Shungo Oyama (85.7)
- Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro (69.7) vs. Katsuhiko Nagata (70)
- Riki Fukuda (88.8) vs. Murlio "Ninja" Rua (88)
- Sergey Kharitonov (116.5) vs. Jeff Monson (110)
- FW GP: Hideo Tokoro (62.3) vs. Daiki "DJ.Taiki" Hata (63)
- WW GP: John Alessio (76) vs. Andre Galvao (76)
- WW GP: Marius Zaromskis (75.5) vs. Seichi Ikemoto (75.7)
- WW GP: Yuya Shirai (75.7) vs. Jason High (75.9)
- WW GP: Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (75.9) vs. Shinya Aoki (73.5)