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Possible Bout for Clementi Against Aoki at DREAM ‘Fight for Japan’

Written on May 18, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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UFC veteran Rich Clementi sees possibility to have a toe-to-toe fight against Shinya Aoki at DREAM 'Fight for Japan.'

Rich Clementi, a UFC veteran, has the nearest chance to fight Shinya Aoki at Dream “Fight for Japan” on May 29 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitam, Japan. This report was according to FEG USA’s Mike Kogan. Kogan has twitted that both parties has already agreed in the bout and they only have to sign the contract to make it official.

Rich Clementi has 7-7 record in the UFC including back to back losses to Gray Maynard and Gleison Tibau that led into his release by the organization.

In connection to Rich Clementi and Shinya Aoki bout, Jamie Varner was also named as possible opponent for Aoki but he and William Freire was unable to the fight due to various reasons. BJ Penn’s student Shane Nelson was also in the list for Aoki’s possible opponent but its possibility has not push through.

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DREAM.16 Adds Ishii-Minowa at the 11th Hour

Written on September 23, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The DREAM.16 line up is not yet polished, as the FEG and World Victory Road added the Ikuhisa Minowa vs Satoshi Ishii bout for the upcoming event. Will Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa flails his Minowaman fashion against Ishii?

Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG) and World Victory Road officials held a last-minute press conference last Wednesday, to announce an Ikuhisa Minowa vs Satoshi Ishii open weight match for DREAM.16. According to previous reports, Ishii is set to fight for Sengoku Raiden Championship later this year, but no solid plans was revealed by neither the fighter nor the promotion.

But World Victory Road President, Toru Mukai, said that Ishii has only one fight left on his contract — one which allows him to contend in other promotions provided that SRC held first right to negotiations. However, SRC gave the fighter a wider reign to compete in other MMA promotion as they change the clause in the fighter’s contract. Due to that, Satoshi Ishii is keeping his fingers crossed that he will be able to fight in the K-1 world grand prix someday. And as it stands, the Minowa – Ishii bout rounds the DREAM.16 lineup.

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