DREAM has announced additional matchups for its much-anticipated middleweight Grand Prix on April 29 in Saitama, Japan, according to MMA Japan, a blog that focuses on Japanese-related MMA.
One of the more intriguing matchups reported by MMA Japan is a proposed bout between Frank Trigg and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
Other matchups reportedly announced include Ikuhisa “Minowa-Man” Minowa vs. Taiei Kin; Zelg Galesic vs. Magomed Sultanakhmadov; and Shungo Oyama vs. Yoon Dong Sik.
Previously announced matchups for the middleweight Grand Prix include Denis Kang vs. Gegard Mousasi, Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Andrews Nakahara, and Masakatsu Fuanki vs. Kiyoshi Tamura.
The show will be headlined by a non-middleweight GP tournament match between Shinya Aoki and Gesias Calvancante. The two fought each other on the inaugural DREAM card in February in the first round of the promotion’s lightweight Grand Prix.
Neither Aoki or Calvancante advanced to the second round after the bout was ruled a no contest. It’s uncertain whether the winner of the rematch will advance to the second round of the lightweight Grand Prix, which will be held two weeks after DREAM 2 on April 29.