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Josh Barnett signs with DREAM

Following a hiatus from mixed martial arts that has stretched over a year, former top ranked heavyweight Josh Barnett has recently signed with DREAM, and expects to return to the sport in March.

Barnett’s recent acquisition by DREAM was first reported by

While no opponent has been set at this point, Barnett’s debut is expected to come on March 22 during DREAM 13.

Barnett is a veteran of both PRIDE and the UFC, with notable victories over the likes of Gilbert Yvel, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Aleksander Emelianenko on his resume.

“The Baby Faced Assassin” was last expected to face off with Fedor Emelianenko during “Affliction: Trilogy” before Barnett allegedly testing positve for banned substance scrapped the bout and the event in one stroke.

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