Bantamweight Pairings Announced for Grand Prix at Dream 17

The fight card for Dream 17, which features the opening round of Dream’s World Bantamweight Grand Prix, is quickly taking shape.

Recently added feature bouts pitting Tatsuya Kawajiri against Joachim Hansen in a featherweight bout and Shinya Aoki vs. “Razor” Rob McCullough in a lightweight contest add some punch to the tournament.

The opening round bantamweight pairings are now set with Hideo Tokoro vs. Antonio Banuelos, Bibiano Fernandes taking on Takashi Otsuka, Masakazu Imanari facing Abel Cullum, and Yusup Saadulaev fighting Rodolfo Marques Diniz.

Dream 17 returns to the Saitami Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 24.

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