Aoki vs. Kitaoka Agreed for Dream NYE

November 23, 2011

Shinya Aoki

Shinya Aoki

In a match-up of friends and former teammates, current Dream champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki (29-5) will meet former Sengoku lightweight champion Satoru Kitaoka (29-10-9) at FieLDS presents Fight for Japan “Genki Desu Ka” on New Years Eve.

Sources close to the situation informed MMAWeekly that verbal agreements are in place for the fight, when Aoki will put his lightweight championship on the line.

Aoki last made an appearance at Dream 17 back in September, where he submitted former WEC champion “Razor” Rob McCullough via neck crank late into the opening round.

Kitaoka made his Dream debut back at Dream 17 and was able to earn a hard-fought split decision victory over former Shooto Brazil champion Willamy Freire.

At the present time, Aoki vs. Kitaoka is rumored to main event the card, which will also feature a mix of K-1 and pro wrestling as well as mixed martial arts contests.

Stay tuned to for all the latest information regarding FieLDS Fight For Japan “Genki Desu Ka.”

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