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Nick Diaz faces off with Hayato Sakurai at DREAM 15

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz will go at it with Hayato Sakurai during DREAM 15 in a non-title affair.

The news of the expected showdown between the two comes courtesy of

DREAM 15 is expected to take place on May 30 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Since suffering a TKO defeat at the hands of power puncher KJ Noons, Diaz has gone on to win six straight bouts with notable wins over the likes of Frank Shamrock, Scott Smith, and most recently, Marius Zaromskis,who Nick defeated to capture the previously vacant Strikeforce welterweight crown.

“Mach” Sakurai will be coming into the bout under distinctively different circumstances with a two fight loss streak to the likes of the previously noted Marius Zaromskis and Akihiro Gono following an impressive knockout of Shinya Aoki in April of 2009.

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