by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
Dream Lightweight GP runner-up Shinya Aoki has been added to Dream 6 at the Saitama Super Arena on Sept. 23. The event will be headlined by the finals of the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix.
Aoki has been tapped to face off with World Extreme Cagefighting veteran Todd Moore in a lightweight bout. Both fighters are coming off losses and will look to get back on the winning track.
Aoki comes off a disappointing finish in the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix where he was stopped by Joachim Hansen at Dream 5, losing in the tournament finals. Up to that point, Aoki had been the tournament favorite to win, defeating Gesias “JZ” Calvancante, Katsuhiko Nagata and Caol Uno on his way to the tournament final.
Moore will look to break a two fight losing streak when he makes his Japanese debut at Dream 6. Before making his WEC debut, Moore had a perfect record of 9-0 and has since then dropped his last two fights. Moore lost a decision to John Alessio at WEC 31 and was submitted by NCAA All American wrestler Shane Roller with a guillotine choke after dropping to the lightweight division at WEC 35.