Shinya Aoki vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Official For DREAM 15
Shinya Aoki vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri was officially announced by DREAM during the broadcast of DREAM 14. The fight will take place at DREAM 15 and will be for Aoki’s DREAM Lightweight title. The bout will Aoki’s first Lightweight title defense. Aoki (23-5, 1NC) is looking to rebound after a tough unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez back at Strikeforce: Nashville. That loss snapped a three fight win streak for Aoki. Kawajiri (26-5-2) has won four straight fights since losing to Eddie Alvarez in the Semifinals of the DREAM Lightweight tournament back at DREAM 5. He is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Kazunori Yokota at Dynamite!! 2009.
DREAM 15 is scheduled for July 10 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.