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Exclusive: Ricco Rodriguez out of DREAM.15

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez will not be fighting at DREAM.15. recently received word through sources close to Rodriguez that his previously anticipated showdown with Alistair Overeem is definitely off.

5 Oz was also able to confirm that DREAM officials attempted to salvage Rodriguez’ participation on the card after Overeem decided he wasn’t interested in the match-up, but none of the replacement opponents, such as Ikuhisa “Minowa-man” Minowa, felt as if they had enough time to train for the bout.

Rodriguez is currently riding a seven-fight win streak in the heavyweight division, with six of those victories ending decisively by submission, KO or TKO.