Dream champion Marius Zaromskis will look to go two for two when he faces Hayato ‘Mach’ Sakurai on July 16 at the Dream: Japan GP Final.
Dream officials confirmed the bout on Thursday, and also stated it would be a non-title match.
Zaromskis and Sakurai first met in July 2009 during the Dream Welterweight Grand Prix. Zaromskis was making his rise to fame and did so at the expense of Sakurai, who he finished with a nasty head kick and punches in the first round of their match-up.
Zaromskis went on to win the Grand Prix and be crowned the Dream welterweight champion. Unfortunately for Zaromskis it was almost all downhill from there.
Since winning the title, Zaromskis has gone an abysmal 2-3-1 with one of those wins coming over Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba when his ear was literally ripped off during their fight last year.
A one time top five welterweight, Hayato ‘Mach’ Sakurai has also fallen on tough times lately, losing his last four fights in a row.
Sakurai will look to turn the tide and gain a bit of revenge when he faces Zaromskis in July.