MMA NEWS – Shinya Aoki Books Satoru Kitaoka For Year End Show

November 23, 2011 2:31 pm by Pedro Carrasco

Shinya Aoki has finally booked an opponent for DREAM’s year end event and it comes in the form of his former teammate and Sengoku champion Satoru Kitaoka. The bout will be for Aoki’s lightweight title.

“DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and it’s expected to air on HDNet in some capacity.

Aoki last saw action at DREAM 17 this past September when he went up against former WEC champion, Rob McCullough. He outclassed McCullough in route to a first round victory via neck crank.

Kitaoka was last seen at DREAM 17 and bested Brazils Shooto Champion, William Freire via split decision. The bout marked his promotional debut.

The lightweight title bout will likely serve as the evening’s main event.

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